European Winter Games Committee President Admires the Facilities in Erzurum: Jazef Liba, the President of the European Youth Olympic Games (EYOF) Evaluation Commission, admired the facilities built in Erzurum for the 2011 World Universities Winter Games. Liba said that these facilities would be sufficient for Erzurum, which is on the candidate of EYOF 2019.
Xanadu in Palandöken Ski Center Snow White held at the 'European Youth Olympic Winter Festival (EYOWF) Committee' together with the President Jazef Liba meeting EYOF Committee executives Katerina Nyhov to, Guro Liu I, Turkey's National Olympic Committee (NOC) Secretary General Nese Gundogan, Hayrullah Ozan Çetiner, Head of the International Organizations Department of the Ministry of Youth and Sports, and Süleyman Arısoy, the Provincial Director of Youth and Sports in Erzurum, attended. He said that he applied for preliminary candidacy for the Erzurum 2019 European Youth Winter Games, and therefore they will be investigating for 2 days in the city they came from. Stating that he believes that he will pass all the tests related to the Erzurum 2019 Youth Winter Games organization, Liba said, “I believe that these world class facilities for 2011 Üniversiade will be sufficient for EYOWF. So far, the number of candidate countries is not clear, but the chance of Erzurum is very good. ”
Stating that they are already ready to make the winter version of the summer games held in Trabzon in 2011 in Erzurum, Youth and Sports Provincial Director Süleyman Arısoy said, “We have successfully made a big organization like 2019. Next is EYOWF 2011. Our Ministry has great support in this regard. EYOF 2019 will be held in Erzurum, 2019 percent. The only shortcoming is the athlete. In this sense, we need to train very serious elite athletes. We have five years. I believe we will succeed in this. Athletes made preparations for the Sochi Olympics. Kazakhstan Short Track National Team, Biathlon Ukraine National Team was prepared here. There is demand for camping from many countries again. ”
Turkish and foreign delegations who took a souvenir photo at Palandöken Ski Center under heavy snowfall, visited the 3 thousand Ice Arena in the central Aziziye district and received information from the authorities. Here, Erzurum Metropolitan Municipality followed the training of the Ice Hockey Team and the Youth Services and Sports Provincial Directorate Ice Hockey Team. Katerina Nyhova, one of the delegations that also visited the Ice Skating Hall, recorded the facilities on her mobile phone.