Azerbaijan to host summer European Youth Olympic Festival in 2019
Baku in Azerbaijan is to host the biennial summer European Youth Olympic Festival in 2019.
Janez Kojicancic, acting president of the European Olympic Committee, made the announcement at a press conference in the city yesterday, declaring that “up to 4,000 athletes from 50 European countries will participate in the festival.”
Baku played host to the inaugural edition of European Athletics’ European Games last year, which cost a reported $10 billion, and will stage matches at soccer’s European Championships in 2020.
The Azerbaijan National Olympic Committee will finalise the formal agreement to host the event at the EOC’s executive committee meeting in Lausanne on 26 January.