On November 26-27, in Belgrade, the 39th General Assembly of European Olympic Committees convened. Georgian NOC participated in the Assembly along with 49 European National Olympic Committees. ‘Tbilisi or Brno?’ The Assembly of Olympic family in Belgrade had to decide which of these two candidate cities would host the 13th European Youth Olympic Festival in 2015.
As a result of secret voting, Tbilisi won with the advantage of 5 votes (26-21), which indisputably manifested as a beginning of a new era in countries sporting development.
The program of EYOF includes 9 sports: judo, tennis, artistic gymnastics, cycling, athletics, swimming, volleyball, handball and basketball. Over 4 000 athletes from 49 European countries will arrive in Tbilisi to participate in the Youth Olympic Festival. The sporting infrastructure of our city will be renovated according to the European standards and an ‘Athletes’ Village’ will be built.