Baku 2019 European Youth Olympic Festival today revealed the design of medals for the event, to be held on 21 – 27 July this year.
Exclusively crafted medal set was presented on a seminar arranged for Chefs de Mission of 40 European countries.
The front side of the gold, silver and bronze medals’ reflects the heritage and culture of Baku: ‘fire’ and ‘buta’ (the ancient Azeri paisley pattern), as well as Baku’s spectacular iconic modern architecture - Flame Towers and the Heydar Aliyev Center.
The back side of the medals depicts European Olympic Committee’s logo on it.
Medals were designed by the EYOF ‘Baku 2019’ Operations Committee team and manufactured by “Azersuvenir” Ltd.
There will be 135 medal events during the EYOF ‘Baku 2019’ awarding 298 sets of medals.
Speaking about the design of the medals the Minister of Youth and Sports Azad Rahimov said: “Presentation of the medals is a very significant moment with a little time left till the launch of the Festival. The medals reflect three main values of the festival – innovation, quality, and transparency.”
A medal set was presented to the head of the European Olympic Committee’s Coordination Commission and Secretary General of the Olympic Committee of Serbia Djordje Visacki.
"We are delighted to be presented the official medals of the European Youth Olympic Festival in Baku city. These medals will symbolize the accomplishments of young athletes of Europe and they will stay with them for the rest of their lives. We strongly believe that the athletes will share the Olympic values and once more bring home from Azerbaijan, to their nations, extreme joy of their sport achievements but also message of friendship, tolerance and peace," said Djordje Visacki.
Baku 2019 will feature seven days of competition in 10 sports at 12 competition venues, all of which are already existing, making this edition of the EYOF also one of the most sustainable.
Some 3,600 athletes and team officials are expected to take part, assisted by 2,500 volunteers. The EYOF is the leading European multi-sport event for young athletes aged 14 to 18.