5 August 2019
Congratulations to swimmer Nicholas Skelton who was selected to represent Great Britain at the Baku 2019 European Olympic Festival (EYOF) in July. The Festival provides excellent event experience for young athletes with many of GB's eventual Olympic medal winners having competed here at the early stages of their careers.
Leading the Team GB delegation as Chef de Mission at Baku 2019 was Elaine Skilton, who acted as Deputy Chef de Mission for Team GB at last year’s Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires. Of the team selected, Skilton said:
“Wearing the Olympic rings for the first time and competing for your country is always a huge honour and I’m sure today is a proud moment for each of the 44 selected athletes and their families. Baku 2019 is set to be a great event and we have a very talented group of British athletes coming together to form Team GB for this Festival.
“The British Olympic Association is already underway with planning for Paris 2024 and no doubt a number of these athletes will already have their eyes set on those Games. Hopefully Baku 2019 can act as a great springboard for them as they develop and move through their sporting career towards the senior ranks of Olympic sport, and I wish every athlete the very best for the Festival.”