Fourteen sports will feature at the 2023 Winter EYOF with around 1300 athletes from 47 NOC's taking part.

Alpine skiing, biathlon, cross country, curling, figure skating, freestyle skiing (slopestyle – big air), ski cross, ice hockey, short track, ski jumping, ski mountaineering, snowboard alpine and cross, snowboard freestyle (slopestyle – big air) and nordic combined.

Ski mountaineering will feature for the first time at this 16th Edition of the Winter EYOF and this will give a great insight into this sport ahead of the Olympic Winter Games Milano-Cortina 2026.

The competitions will take place at twelve venues based in Friuli Venezia Giulia, Austria and Slovenia. Ski jumping taking place in Slovenia and boys ice hockey in Austria.

The Opening Ceremony will be held at the Piazza Unità D’Italia in Trieste, Italy, on 21st January 2023. Trieste is the capital city of the Friuli Venezia Giulia region in northeast Italy and is known as the little Vienna on the sea.

Udine, a city in north-eastern Italy which has a long tradition for winemaking, is home to museums and art galleries and surrounded by mountains, will host the Closing Ceremony on 28th January 2023.

The full competition schedule, for all eight days of competition, can be viewed below.

All sport competitions will be live streamed on the eoctv.org

You can find the full schedule here.


European Young Olympic Ambassador Programme

The European Young Olympic Ambassador (EYOA) Programme aims to strengthen Olympic values among young athletes participating at European Youth Olympic Festivals.

The 6th edition of the EYOA programme, conceived by the EOC Culture and Education Commission, is a wonderful education and development opportunity for the athletes. The EYOA programme will feature alongside the Friuli Venezia Giulia 2023 Games with ambassadors from 26 countries being present. These ambassadors will spread the messages of Olympism and the Olympic values through their initiatives.