News 11 february — 13:12

EYOF 2019 kicks off in Bosnian capital Sarajevo


The 2019 European Youth Olympic Winter Festival (EYOF 2019) kicked off in the Bosnian capital with a with a dazzling opening ceremony on Sunday, Anadolu Agency reports.

The official opening ceremony was started with lighting the Olympic flame by Bosnia and Herzegovina's best athlete Larisa Ceric.

The parade of 1,500 athletes and traditional folk dances of thousands of dancers created a colorful and visual atmosphere at Asim Ferhatovic Hase Olympic Stadium in Sarajevo.

Chairman of the tripartite Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina Milorad Dodik and members of the presidency Zeljko Komsic and Sefik Dzaferovic along with Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and other local officials attended the ceremony.

At his opening speech, Dodik said the young people represent their countries in the best way through sports.

“We are happy to see the Olympic fire once again in Sarajevo," he added.

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