Every day we get closer to the European Youth Olympic Festival, which will take place in our city from 24 to 30 July 2022 in less than a week. Today we choose halls for basketball from the prepared sports fields.
On the sports fields, which will host competitions for girls and boys from 48 European countries, temporary structures and facilities will be added that are necessary for the smooth running of the event.
“I believe that we will see each other in several places in the last week of July and together we will encourage domestic and foreign sports talents who will give us unforgettable experiences. Access to the sports fields is free”,
says the mayor of Banská Bystrica and chairman of the organizing committee of EYOF 2022 Jan Nosko.
The renovation of the toilets in the Park under the SNP Monument is being completed
The public toilets on Štefánikovo nábreží are located near the parking lot, where, especially in the summer months, in addition to cars, buses with tourists also park. The park below the SNP Monument is the scene of many sporting and cultural events throughout the year. Runners, skaters and families with children meet here and various events and concerts are also organised.
The Park below the SNP Monument is the venue for the opening ceremony on July 24 and the closing ceremony of EYOF 2022 on July 30. At the same time, there is a Fanzone with a daily program for this year’s participants and visitors. largest multi-sport event in Slovakia.
That is why it is important that the logistics infrastructure works here, including the reconstructed toilets in time. At first glance perhaps a detail, but an important one.
“I am pleased that the toilets, which have been in a neglected state for a long time, will be a thing of the past in a few days. After years, residents and visitors of the city can finally use dignified, functional and modern toilets during the EYOF. ”
Mayor Nosko adds.
Boys and Girls Tournament Basketball Halls
We continue to introduce the EYOF 2022 sports venues. The UMB University Basketball Hall in Banská Bystrica and the Basketball Hall in Badín will be the venue for the girls and boys basketball tournament during the European Youth Olympic Festival.
The playing surfaces on both sports fields have been sanded and the markings fine-tuned in recent days. In the near future, the surfaces of the halls will be painted with a special sports paint.
Teams from eight participating countries – Slovakia, France, Serbia, Slovenia, Germany, Lithuania, Croatia, Turkey – compete for medals in the boys’ tournament. In the girls’ competitions, basketball teams from Slovakia, Spain, France, Slovenia, Germany, Hungary, Belgium and Finland compete against each other.
You can come cheer on the young athletes. Admission is free.
The competition schedule can be found at: https://eyof2022.com/program/.
You can find all the necessary information on the website www.eyof2022.com and www.banskabystrica.sk, as well as on FB EYOF Banská Bystrica 2022 and the city of Banská Bystrica.
Author: (tom), Photo: mesto BB and illustrative EYOF