Zagreb, 25 February 2013 - The eleventh edition of the European Youth Olympic Winter Festival (EYOWF) was held from February 17th to 22nd 2013 in Romanian city Brasov and two cities in the region, Rasnov and Predeal.



Zagreb, 25 February 2013 - The eleventh edition of the European Youth Olympic Winter Festival (EYOWF) was held from February 17th to 22nd 2013 in Romanian city Brasov and two cities in the region, Rasnov and Predeal. The Festival was attended by thousands of athletes from 49 countries, members of the European Olympic Committees (EOC), among which was also Croatia. Young athletes between 16 and 18 years competed in eight sports, and the Croatian delegation included Tamara Zubcic and Marko Abramovic (alpine skiing), Rea Rausel and Vedran Mihelcic (cross country), Kresimir Crnkovic and Filip Petrovic (biathlon), Valentina Mikac (figure skating) and Marin Kolenc (speed skating), accompanied by 12 officials and members of the EYOWF mission, under the leadership of Assistant Secretary General of the COC Damir Segota.

To most girls and boys this was their first Olympic experience, an introduction to the dynamic world of the Olympic movement in which, beside the sports events, they are acquiring skills of international understanding, excellence, fair play, solidarity and integrity of the heritage of Olympism.

Olympic festivals, winter and summer edition, are held every two years, and the next, 12th Winter Festival will be held in the Austrian Montafon from January 25th to 31st 2015, in cooperation with the National Olympic Committee of Austria and Liechtenstein.