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Russia’s long preparation paid off in women’s goalball tournament
24.01.2016

Beating Finland gave a confidence boost for the Brits
23.01.2016

Sweden are back on top in men’s goalball
23.01.2016

Lithuania and USA with clean record after the first day of the Pajulahti Games
22.01.2016

Finnish goalball men started the year in poor form
22.01.2016

Mira-Maria Kuudanpaiste enjoys the opportunity to play against top level showdown players
22.01.2016

USA took a narrow victory in a quality opener for women’s goalball tournament
22.01.2016

 
 

Contact info

Finnish Sports Association of Persons with Disabilities
Radiokatu 20, 5. krs.
00240 Helsinki

www.vammaisurheilu.fi

Organizing Committee

 
 
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Facts about Finland

Population:
5.4 million

Area:
338 424 km² (131 985 square miles), the fifth-largest country in Western Europe.

Greatest length from north to south
:
1 160 km (720 miles).

Greatest width rom east to west
:
540 km (335 mi).

Capital
:
Helsinki (1.25 million inhabitants in metropolitan area).

Climate
:
Great contrasts – cold winters and fairly warm summers.

Languages
:
Finland is officially bilingual. Finnish is the first language of 92%, and Swedish of 5.5% of the population. About 1 700 people in Lapland speak Sami (Lapp) languages.

Currency = euro Change currency (http://www.xe.com/)
Voltage = 230V
Time zone = GMT +3 (summer time)
http://wwp.greenwichmeantime.com/time-zone/europe/european-union/finland/
Weather in Lahti (about 15 km to Pajulahti)
(http://weather.weatherbug.com/Finland/Lahti-weather/local-forecast/7-day-forecast.html?zcode=z6169&lang_id=fi-FI)
Tap water: drinkable

Did you know Finland has:

5.3 million people
1.8 million saunas (approx 500 are traditional smoke saunas)
5.2 million mobile phones (Nokia is a Finnish brand)

188 000 lakes (accounts for 10% of the total area) 180 000 islands
475 000 summer cottages

203 000 reindeer
200 000 salmon

35 national parks

and...

1 Santa Claus - the real one!
 

Sports

Athletics
Goalball
Judo
Powerlifting
Showdown
Sitting Volleyball

 

Results

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Sponsors

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Logo: Catmandoo

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