The Closing Ceremony of EYOF 2022 was held on Friday evening. The athletes, officials, volunteers and audience were gathered together to celebrate the ending of the event. Speeches were heard from mayor of Sotkamo Mika Kilpeläinen and the President of European Olympic Committee Spyros Capralos. – Not everyone is going home with a medal, but all of you are going home as champions. You are the future of European sport, Capralos addressed the young athletes.
Both Kilpeläinen and Capralos thanked the organizing committees – Vuokatti, City of Kajaani and the City of Lahti. President Capralos also added: – It is great to see that the tradition of volunteering in Finland is so strong.
The next Winter European Youth Olympic Festivals will be held in Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy in 2023.