4 days – 30 sports – 1000 national championship medals – 3000 competitors. SM-viikko is bigger than ever!
SM-viikko (The Week of Finnish Championships) brings different sports together. During the four day event (6-9 July, 2017), visitors will have a chance to see and experience a wide variety of sports as almost 1000 Finnish championship medals are being contended for in 30 different sports.
To smaller sport organisations, SM-viikko offers a new way of working with each other. This will strengthen new forms of cooperation in the Finnish sports community and it also offers participating sports organisations an opportunity to exhibit their activities to a new audience. The concept also gives widespread visibility in the media to the participating sports. SM-viikko’s idea comes from Sweden, where the Swedish version “SM-Veckan” has been a success for several years.
The first ever Finnish SM-viikko was held in February 2016 and it drew a lot of attention as 22 different sports governing bodies signed up to be part of the event. In July 2017 there are approx. 3000 competitors in 30 different sports.
The majority of the events will take place at the Tampere Exhibition and Sports Centre TESC, but there will also be events all around Tampere area.
Finnish national broadcasting company YLE will air SM-viikko’s most exciting moments from all competition venues.
SM-viikko is organized in close cooperation with the sport governing bodies, Finnish Olympic Committee, Finnish national broadcasting company Yle and the City of Tampere.