Fourteen sports featured at the 2023 Winter EYOF with around 1300 athletes from 47 NOCs taking part.

These included Alpine skiing, biathlon, cross country skiing, curling, figure skating, freestyle skiing (slopestyle – big air), ski cross, ice hockey, short track, ski jumping, ski mountaineering, snowboard Alpine and cross, snowboard freestyle (slopestyle – big air) and Nordic combined.

Ski mountaineering featured for the first time at what was the 16th edition of the Winter EYOF and this gave a great insight into the sport before the Olympic Winter Games in Milan-Cortina in 2026.

The competitions took place at 12 venues based in Friuli Venezia Giulia, Austria and Slovenia. Ski jumping took place in Slovenia and boys' ice hockey in Austria.

The Opening Ceremony was held at the Piazza Unità D’Italia in Trieste, Italy, on January 21, 2023. Trieste is the capital city of the Friuli Venezia Giulia region in northeast Italy and is known as the "little Vienna on the sea".

Udine, a city in north-eastern Italy which has a long tradition for winemaking, and is home to museums and art galleries and surrounded by mountains, hosted the Closing Ceremony on January 28, 2023.

The full competition schedule, for all eight days of competition, can be viewed below.

All sport competitions were live streamed on the platform.

European Young Olympic Ambassador Programme

The European Young Olympic Ambassador (EYOA) Programme aims to strengthen Olympic values among young athletes participating at European Youth Olympic Festivals.

The sixth edition of the EYOA programme, conceived by the EOC Culture and Education Commission, was a wonderful education and development opportunity for the athletes. 

The EYOA programme featured alongside the Friuli Venezia Giulia 2023 Games with ambassadors from 26 countries present. 

These ambassadors spread the messages of Olympism and the Olympic values through their initiatives.