On 27th October, Rajko Kosić, director of Montenegrin Alpine national team of the Skiing Association of Montenegro and Vesna Moračanin, Secretary General of the Skating Association of Montenegro had meeting with the Secretary General of the Montenegrin Olympic Committee, Đorđije Kustudić, and Predrag Marsenić, Advisor in the MOC. Subject of the meeting was participation of Montenegrin athletes at forthcoming winter EYOF, European Youth Olympic Festival, to be held in Slask Beskidi, Poland, from 15th to 20th February 2009.
Out of nine sports in total, as listed in winter EYOF program, Montenegro will have participants in three sports – Alpine and Nordic skiing and ice skating.
In Alpine skiing disciplines, slalom and giant slalom, Montenegro will be represented by Mladen Minić from Kolašin and Jakša Kosić from Nikšić, and in Nordic cross country skiing on 5 and 10 thousand meters by, Milka Bulatović from Kolašin.
It is also sure that on the forthcoming winter EYOF Montenegro will have representatives in figure skating – one couple and one skater. Since all talented Montenegrin skaters live and train abroad, it is still not certain who will go to Poland.
Montenegrin Olympic Committee has promised all necessary support to Montenegrin participants at this competition, which is similar to European Youth Olympic Games. Besides, we remind that first participation of Montenegro at some Olympic event was summer EYOF held in 2007. in Belgrade.
Winter Youth Olympic Festival is organised every two years since 1993. (Summer since 1991), and this is ninth in a row.