TOMORROW THE CLOSING CEREMONY
Here are some updates with today’s results:
The women’s hockey tournament in Spittal, Austria has ended. In the final, the Czech Republic beat Slovakia 4:1. Bronze went to Finland, who narrowly defeated Sweden (3:2).
In figure skating there was a new silver medal for Italy with Anna Pezzetta in the competition won by Finland’s Ilda Karkhunen. Bronze for Poland’s Noelle Streuli (note: this podium replaces the one incorrectly reported in the previous announcement).
The final act of the EYOF2023 will take place in Hall 6 of the Udine Exhibition Centre. On Saturday 28 January, the Games will be declared over at 5pm in the ice rink set up for the men’s ice hockey tournament, with the handing over of the European Olympic flag from Friuli Venezia Giulia to Borjomi and Bakuriani in Georgia, the venue for the next winter edition in 2025.
After welcoming the 47 flags of the European National Olympic Committees and the athletes taking part in EYOF FVG 2023, the ceremony will feature the moment of honouring the last Alpine skiing competitions with the two podium finishes of SUPER G, followed by the awarding of the FAIR PLAY prize, which recognises exemplary behaviour that promotes the values of sport, the spirit of fair play and altruism in sport and communities around the world. Before the handover of the flag, there will be speeches by the authorities, followed by the lowering of the European Olympic flag, which will officially close the 2023 Friuli Venezia Giulia Winter Youth Olympic Festival.
The final act of the EYOF2023 closing ceremony will be the extinguishing of the Olympic fire, which will take place outside the arena, and the closing party with DJ.