Ellie Sibbald-Perkins is swimming at the Baku 2019 European Olympic Festival (EYOF) – 22nd to 26th July 2019

Posted by City of Birmingham Swimming Club on Jul 12 2019 at 06:48AM PDT

The British Olympic Association has confirmed the 44 athletes selected to represent Team GB at the Baku 2019 European Olympic Festival (EYOF), which includes 16 swimmers. One of those swimmers is Ellie Sibbald-Perkins. * Congratulations and good luck..*

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European Youth Olympic Festival is held under the patronage of the IOC, and is the pride of the European Olympic Committees with 25 years of tradition. EYOF is the first top European multi-sport event aimed at young athletes aged 14 to 18. There is a winter and a summer edition, which take place in two-year cycles, in odd-numbered years. The EYOF belongs to the European Olympic Committees (EOC).
The event takes place under the Olympic flag, and is rich with Olympic traditions: from the burning flame to athletes’ and officials’ oaths. It is at the EYOF that many of Europe’s inspiring sports stars of tomorrow take their first steps on the international stage. And while some may enjoy EYOF as a stepping-stone to Olympic greatness, all who participate take home friendships and experiences to last a lifetime.

The EYOF symbolically unites the youth of Europe in one Athletes’ Village. It is a gateway to the Olympic Games, with many medallists having gone on to win medals at an Olympic Games, and gives top young athletes a first taste of what an Olympic event is like, at the same time encouraging more youngsters to practice sport and lead a healthy lifestyle.

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