European Youth Olympics Festival

Kamil Pavlinský


25 years old

Volleyball, beach volleyball

Professional volleyball player on Slovak volleyball club VK Mirad PU Prešov (2013 – 2020)

Czech, English, German


What are your passions and hobbies?

Sport, travelling, friends.


What is your secret superpower (or one you would like to have)?

I would like to read minds.


What is your favourite dish from your country?

Bryndzové halušky – potato dumplings with sheep cheese and bacon.


Who is the most inspiring athlete for you?

Rafael Nadal (Spanish tennis player).


The words I live by are… (motivational quote)

Be the change that you wish to see in the world.


What motivated you to apply for the EYOA programme?

Olympism, making new friends from other countries, helping young athletes.


What are your goals as an EYOA?

To help young athletes as much as I can, learn something new, meet new friends.


What would be your dream job in the future?

To organise big sports events.


What are your expectations from being an EYOA and the EYOF in Vuokatti (FIN)?

My expectations are that it will be an amazing experience, full of sport, athletes and FUN. I also expect that I will learn something new and I will meet people with the same passion for sport from all around Europe.


What does Olympism mean to you?

For me Olympism is a way of life, combining sport with culture and education. It is an ambition to make moral values through sport, to make the world every day a little bit better.