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Held at the Baku Crystal Hall, the EYOF 2019 closing ceremony brought together Azerbaijan's First Deputy Prime Minister, chairman of the Organizing Committee of the 15th Summer European Youth Olympic Festival Yagub Eyyubov, Vice-President of the European Olympic Committees (EOC) Niels Nygaard, Mayor of the next host city of the festival, Slovakia's Banska Bystrica region Jan Nosko, heads of delegates of the participating countries and others.
Baku is the 15th edition of the summer EYOF and Team GB have enjoyed a successful Games at each, with 10 medals won two years ago in Gyor, Hungary, and at least 20 medals in each of the previous 13 Festivals.
The EYOF 2015 event was significant for the City of Birmingham's Joe Fraser, who took the all-around Festival title two years before becoming the 2017 Men's all-around British National Champion.
Only two studies have investigated the role of a RAE in such junior winter events: one study assessed the occurrence of the RAE at the first Winter YOG in 2012 in Innsbruck (Raschner et al., 2012), and another study examined the 12th winter EYOF in Vorarl-berg (Austria) and Liechtenstein (Muller et al., 2016a).
Turkey came in seventh at the EYOF in August, having defeated the hosts in their final match.
European Youth Olympic Festival, known by its initials EYOF, is a biennial multi-sport event for young athletes from all over Europe.
Grainne, who won Ireland's first swimming medal in 14 years at the EYOF earlier in the week, narrowly missed out on medals by finishing 4th in both races in personal best times of 2.24.1 in the 200m and 4.59.7 in the 400m, shaving 5 seconds of her previous best in this event.
Swimming has a strong tradition as part of Team GB's EYOF campaigns of the past, with athletes such as 2004 Olympic swimming bronze medallist David Davies and 2006 Commonwealth Games swimming gold medallist Liam Tancock previously gracing the stage in 2001.
The closing ceremony of the EYOF 2019 will be held on Friday, February 15 at 19.30 hrs.
Azerbaijan ranked fourth in the medal standings of the XV Summer European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF Baku 2019), Trend reports.
Sports brings the countries together and is one of the best promoters, said in their message Chairman of the Council of Ministers of BiH, Denis Zvizdic, and Prime Minister of the Republic of Macedonia Zoran Zaev tonight before the opening of the European Youth Festival EYOF 2019, at the KoA!evo Stadium in Sarajevo.
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