The 49th Executive Committee of the European Olympic Committees (EOC) General Assembly has today decided to award host status to the Georgian ski resort of Bakuriani for the 2025 Winter Youth Olympic Games, announces Georgian National Olympic Committee.
The Evaluation Commission of the European Committee visited Bakuriani on February 6, 2020 in order to explore potential locations for the competition and all the necessary infrastructure, including ski-lifts.
Peter Brull, the Head of the EOC, noted that Bakuriani has excellent conditions for skiing and snowboarding competitions.
The European Olympic Committee officially confirmed the candidate status of the ski resort Bakuriani in December 2018.
Georgia already has experience in holding such high-level events, including the Tbilisi 2015 Olympic Youth European Festival.
As for Bakuriani, the ski resort will also host the first stage of the World Cup Ski Cross on February 5-7, 2021 and the 2023 Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Championships.