1991 European Youth Olympic Days

The 1991 European Youth Olympic Days (1991 EYOD) was the inaugural edition of multi-sport event for European youths between the ages of 13 and 18. It was held in Brussels, Belgium from 12 to 21 July. A total of nine sports were contested by 2084 athletes representing 33 European nations.[1][2] The idea for the competition came from Jacques Rogge, an International Olympic Committee member, as the continent did not have its own multi-sport event at the time.[3][4]

1991 European Youth Olympic Days
Host cityBrussels, Belgium
Nations participating33
Athletes participating2084
Opening ceremony12 July 1991
Closing ceremony21 July 1991
Officially opened byBaudouin of Belgium
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Nine sports were included in these initial Games, five individual sports of athletics, swimming, judo, tennis and table tennis for both genders, and four team sports; football and basketball for boys, volleyball and field hockey for girls.

Medal table

  *   Host nation (Belgium)

1 France (FRA)1381031
2 Soviet Union (URS)125724
3 Great Britain (GBR)1091029
4 Italy (ITA)86822
5 Netherlands (NED)52411
6 Romania (ROU)46515
7 Poland (POL)45211
8 Spain (ESP)381021
9 Sweden (SWE)3429
10 Czechoslovakia (TCH)2204
11 Turkey (TUR)2002
12 Belgium (BEL)*131014
13 Germany (GER)1214
14 Portugal (POR)1135
15 Finland (FIN)1012
16 Bulgaria (BUL)0336
17 Ireland (IRL)0325
18 Austria (AUT)0123
 Greece (GRE)0123
20 Cyprus (CYP)0101
21 Albania (ALB)0011
  Switzerland (SUI)0011
 Yugoslavia (YUG)0011
Totals (23 nations)707085225


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Medal table
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