Zagreb, April 26, 2017 - International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Olympic Solidarity granted the Croatian Olympic Committee a financial support in the amount of 28,000 USD for the preparation of young athletes for the summer European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF), which will be held from July 23 - 29, 2017 in Győr, Hungary.

The support is awarded under the program " Continental Athlete Support Grant (CASG)" and it is intended for preparation activities of athletes from nine sports: athletics, cycling, gymnastics, judo, kayaking-canoeing, basketball, swimming, handball and tennis.

For the aforementioned program, the IOC’s Olympic Solidarity adopted in March 2017 the proposed Croatian Olympic Committee’s Four-Year Plan for preparing athletes for summer and winter EYOFs to be held during the four-year period 2017-2020, and provided a provisional budget for the entire period in the amount of 80,000 USD. (coc/vp)