Thirty-five years ago, the capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina hosted the best Olympics up to that time, and we are convinced that we will organize the best and most attended EYOF in history, said Mayor of Sarajevo Abdulah Skaka at the press conference held at Hotel Termag in Jahorina.
The Conference was held as part of the EYOF 2019 participating countries head of missions’ seminar, the hosts of which are the cities of Sarajevo and East Sarajevo. The head of missions’ seminar is the biggest preparatory event for EYOF, which will take place in February next year. Apart from Mayor Skaka, the speakers at the conference included Siniša Kisić, President of BiH Olympic Committee, Senahid Godinjak manager of “EYOF 2019”, Mirela Mandal, representative of the BiH Ministry of Civil Affairs, and Dragan Jaćimović, RS Assistant Minister of Family, Youth and Sports.
“We will show Sarajevo in the best possible light to the youth from across Europe. They will take with them the nicest memories and keep them for their entire lives, just as the world today still remembers the1984 WOG. The Olympic spirit and youth have once again shown that they can cross all barriers. This sport festival will have invaluable significance, not just for the development of sport, but also sport infrastructure, tourism, economy in Sarajevo and Bosnia and Herzegovina” said Mayor Skaka.
Senahid Godinjak highlighted the importance of the seminar for the EYOF 2019 Organising Committee.
“We would like to present today and during these three days everything that we have prepared in our project planning documents per all the organizational segments” said Godinjak.
He said that the Progress Report was presented at the 47 EOC General Assembly held last week in Spain, where most of the countries confirmed their participation.
The Seminar was an occasion for the National Olympic Committees to obtain all necessary information concerning their participation at the EYOF 2019 and assess the progress in the building of infrastructure and Organising Committee’s plans for the final phase of preparation for the Festival.