SM-viikko (The Week of Finnish Championships) brings different sports together. During the four day event, visitors will have a chance to see and experience a wide variety of sports as hundreds Finnish championship medals are being contended for in 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 were approx. 3000 competitors in 30 different sports. In 2018 SM-viikko changed location from Tampere to Vantaa with 17 different sports. The City of Vantaa will also host SM-viikko in July 2019.
SM-viikko is organized in close cooperation with the sport governing bodies, Finnish Olympic Committee, Finnish national broadcasting company Yle and the City of Vantaa .