Youth sport

Estonian Olympic Committee aims to develop youth sport by providing recognition, training programmes and support schemes to new generation talents.
While national federations are responsible for youth sports within their specific sport, Estonian Olympic Committee is leading the big picture. We have established various opportunities for young talented athletes to focus on sports.

Audentes Sports Gymnasium in Tallinn and Otepää is the hub where young athletes from across various fields of sports can combine their education with their athletic pursuits.

In March 2017, Estonian Olympic Committee established a support scheme where young athletes aged 14-22 with elite sport prospects receive a stipend.

The most talented young athletes from Olympic sports, team sports and non-Olympic sports are selected for the NOC youth talents team. Since 2013, the team has featured such talents as fencing two-time individual World Champion Julia Beljajeva, freestyle-skier Kelly Sildaru, tennis-player Anett Kontaveit and many others.

Our motivational training series "Awaken the Tiger" provides a platform for young aspirational athletes to learn from the experiences of top elite athletes.

We also regularly participate in youth Olympic events - the Youth Olympic Games, which take place every four years, and European Youth Olympic Festivals, which are organized every two years.