Georgia to host 2015 European Youth Olympic Festival

On November 26-27, 39th European Olympic Committees (EOC) assembly was held in Belgrade, Serbia. It was attended by 49 National Olympic Committees. During the second day of works assembly has elected the cities that will host 2015 European Youth Olympic Festivals (EYOF). The 12th winter festival will take place in Austria and Liechtenstein. The bid for 13th summer festival was won by Tbilisi, Georgia against Brno, Czech Republic, who were competing for the second time. Tbilisi received 26 votes as opposed to 21 that was given to Brno. According to insidethegames, despite negative relations, Georgia’s bid was supported by a Russian delegation too.

The assembly was attended by a wide Georgian delegation, including Olympic champions, dancers and singers who have staged a 10 minute show. Mayor of Tbilisi – Gigi Ugulava was one of the attendees who expressed his readiness to hold the festival in 2015.