Youth Olympic Festival in Trabzon ends

The event which began on July 24, brought together nearly 4,000 young athletes from 49 countries who competed in 9 categories from July 24 to 29.

Youth Olympic Festival in Trabzon ends

The 11th European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) in the northeastern Turkish province of Trabzon ended on Friday.

Russia won 21 gold, 17 silver and 16 medals and ranked first in the festival.

The event which began on July 24, brought together nearly 4,000 young athletes from 49 countries who competed in 9 categories - athletics, basketball, cycling, gymnastics, handball, judo, tennis, volleyball and tennis from July 24 to 29.

Turkey won two gold and seven bronze medals.

European Youth Olympic Festival, known by its initials EYOF, is a biennial multi-sport event for young athletes from all over Europe. The event is organized in two editions, one in summer and the other in winter.

The summer edition of EYOF was first organized in Brussels in 1991. After the Belgian capital, Dutch city of Valkenswaard, British city of Bath, Portuguese capital of Lisbon, Danish city of Esbjerg, Spanish city of Murcia, French capital of Paris, Italian city of Lignano Sabbiadoro, Serbian capital of Belgrade and Finnish city of Tampera hosted the event respectively.

After its 11th host Trabzon, the sports event will be held in the Dutch city of Utrecht in 2013 and Georgian capital of Tbilisi in 2015.

The distribution of medals in the festival is as follows:

Countries Gold Silver Bronze
Russia 21 17 16
United Kingdom 17 10 6
Ukraine 8 4 3
Italy 7 12 12
Romania 6 7 1
Hungary 5 3 5
Germany 4 12 8
France 4 7 5
Belarus 4 1 4
Lithuania 3 4 3
Slovenia 3 3 3
Spain 3 - 2
Belgium 2 5 8
Czech Republic 2 2 5
Switzerland 2 2 2
Netherlands 2 1 6
Poland 2 1 5
Ireland 2 1 4
Sweden 2 1 -
Turkey 2 - 7
Denmark 2 - 3
Latvia 1 3 1
Azerbaijan 1 2 -
Georgia 1 1 4
Croatia 1 1 2
Greece 1 1 -
Israel 1 - 1
Serbia - 3 2
Finland - 2 1
Austria - 1 1
Cyprus - 1 1
Bulgaria - 1 -
Armenia - - 1
Bosnia&Herzegovina - - 1
Slovakia - - 1

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