Finland - For the Love of Sport
Finland and what is means to be Finnish are both hard to imagine without sports. Finns turn almost any activity into a sport. Sport is the most popular entertainment and about twenty World Cups and other major international sporting events are organised in Finland annually.
Reliable and successful
Finns believe in action, not just wishful thinking so it is no surprise that Finland is famous for organising successful sport events. Common sense, no fuss and making things work; these qualities pretty much sum up how the Finns go about their lives. In addition, getting along with English in Finland is easy.
Wild and free
Even in the heart of the city, untouched nature is never more than half an hour away. Yet, in the middle of this seemingly endless blue and green paradise there are cities bursting with life.
Contrasts are the main ingredient of cultural life in Finland. Here, high-tech engineers and bohemian designers live happily side by side. Advanced technology enhances the organisation of events and ensures that they run smoothly.
In Finland, sport is the most popular leisure time activity. Many Finns elect to devote their time to voluntary non-profit sports organisations and sport events in particular attract Finns to volunteer. It has been estimated that the value of voluntary work in Finland amounts to 1.5 billion EUR annually.
Volleyball European Championship 2015 Candidate
FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2017
15th World Gymnaestrada 2015
IBU Biathlon World Championships 2015
IWG Conference on Women and Sport 2014
Tall Ships Races 2013
World Orienteering Championships 2013
IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships 2012 and 2013
Helsinki European Athletics Championships 2012
FIA World Rally Championship 2012
ESC European Championship 10 m 2012
Electric Wheelchair Hockey European Championships
FIS Ski World Cup Levi and Ruka 2012
FEI Helsinki International Horse Show 2011
Finnair Masters Golf Tournt-Women 2011
Open European Sailing Championships 2011
International Youth Football Competition, Helsinki Cup
ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships 2011
TTR 4 Star Big Air "Stars of the Stadium" 2011
FIVB World Largest Youth Volleyball Tournament 2011
Student Futsal European Championships 2011
Triathlon European Championships 2011
Volleyball World League 2010
IFF Floorball Championships 2010
WMA World Masters Athletics Championships 2009
UEFA Women's European Championships 2009
European Youth Olympic Festival 2009
European Wrestling Championships 2008
European Junior Water Skiing Championships 2008
Karate World Championships 2007