2017 European Youth Olympic Winter Festival

The 2017 European Youth Olympic Winter Festival was held in Erzurum, Turkey from 12 to 17 February 2017.[1]

2017 European Youth Olympic Winter Festival
Host cityErzurum
Nations participating34
Athletes participating646
Sport(s)9
Events38
Opening ceremony12 February
Closing ceremony17 February
Officially opened byRecep Tayyip Erdoğan
Main venueKazım Karabekir Stadium
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The event had initially been planned for Sarajevo and East Sarajevo,[2] Bosnia and Herzegovina,[3] whereas the 2019 EYOF had been planned for Erzurum. In November 2015, the two cities agreed to swap their events, since Sarajevo could not be ready in time, while Erzurum already had facilities in place from the 2011 Winter Universiade.[4]

Venues

Venue Sports
Kazım Karabekir StadiumCeremonies
Palandöken Ski CentreAlpine Skiing, Snowboarding
Kandilli Ski ResortBiathlon, Cross Country Skiing
Milli Piyango Curling ArenaCurling
Erzurum Ice Skating ArenaFigure Skating, Short Track Speed Skating
Erzurum GSIM Ice ArenaIce Hockey
Kiremitlik Hill Ski Jumping FacilitySki Jumping

Sports

Schedule

The competition schedule for the 2017 European Youth Olympic Winter Festival is as follows:[5]

OCOpening ceremony 1Event finals CCClosing ceremony Event competitions
February 12
Sun
13
Mon
14
Tue
15
Wed
16
Thu
17
Fri
Events
CeremoniesOC CC
Alpine skiing 1 1 1 1 1 5
Biathlon 2 2 1 5
Cross-country skiing 2 2 2 1 7
Curling 2 2
Figure skating 2 2
Ice hockey 1 1
Short track speed skating 2 2 3 7
Ski jumping 2 2 4
Snowboarding 2 2 1 5
Total events 5 7 9 6 11 38
Cumulative total 5 12 21 27 38
February 12
Sun
13
Mon
14
Tue
15
Wed
16
Thu
17
Fri
Events

Participating nations

34 national federations sent a total of 646 athletes.[6] The numbers in parenthesis represent the number of participants.

  •  Albania (2)
  •  Armenia (3)
  •  Belarus (43)
  •  Bosnia and Herzegovina (6)
  •  Bulgaria (19)
  •  Croatia (5)
  •  Cyprus (2)
  •  Czech Republic (39)
  •  Denmark (9)
  •  Estonia (19)
  •  Finland (30)
  •  France (59)
  •  Georgia (6)
  •  Great Britain (16)
  •  Greece (10)
  •  Iceland (14)
  •  Italy (10)
  •  Kosovo (5)
  •  Lithuania (9)
  •  Luxembourg (4)
  •  Moldova (2)
  •  Montenegro (2)
  •  Netherlands (15)
  •  Norway (8)
  •  Poland (18)
  •  Romania (29)
  •  Russia (74)
  •  Serbia (3)
  •  Slovakia (40)
  •  Slovenia (41)
  •  Spain (4)
  •  Sweden (1)
  •  Turkey (74)
  •  Ukraine (25)

Medal table

  *   Host nation (Turkey)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Russia (RUS)1991139
2 France (FRA)78621
3 Slovenia (SLO)52310
4 Italy (ITA)2169
5 Finland (FIN)15410
6 Poland (POL)1124
7 Czech Republic (CZE)1113
8 Luxembourg (LUX)1102
9 Lithuania (LTU)1001
10 Ukraine (UKR)0303
11 Netherlands (NED)0213
 Turkey (TUR)*0213
13 Belarus (BLR)0101
 Croatia (CRO)0101
 Estonia (EST)0101
16 Georgia (GEO)0011
 Great Britain (GBR)0011
 Slovakia (SVK)0011
Totals (18 nations)383838114

Mascot

The mascot of 2017 European Youth Olympic Winter Festival is a snowman named Karbeyaz. The name Karbeyaz, which is combined from the Turkish words Kar (snow) and Beyaz (white), won the public vote against the other 3 proposed names.[7]

References

  1. "2017 Winter EYOF". Archived from the original on 2015-01-04. Retrieved 25 January 2016.
  2. "Olimpijske igre se vraćaju kući". Al Jazeera Balkans. 8 December 2012.
  3. "EYOWF Website". EYOWF 2013. Archived from the original on 2014-10-06. Retrieved 11 January 2013.
  4. "Turkey agree with Sarajevo and East Sarajevo to swap 2019 Winter European Youth Olympic Festival for 2017". Inside the Games. 20 November 2015. Retrieved 25 January 2016.
  5. "2017 Winter EYOF Calendar & Results". Retrieved 10 February 2017.
  6. "European Youth Olympic Winter Festival 2017 Participating Athlete List". weyof2017.com. Retrieved 2017-02-11.
  7. "MEET KARBEYAZ, MASCOT OF EYOF 2017 ERZURUM". eyof2017erzurum.org. 22 December 2016. Retrieved 23 December 2016.
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