The Football Association of Finland adopted a data-driven approach to increasing player numbers and growing commercial revenue as part of its participation in the Uefa GROW development programme. In this extended report, David Walmsley looks at the way it tried to achieve these objectives.
North American ice hockey league the NHL has confirmed details of its 2018 Global Series, the second year it will hold a set of games in Europe.
Gian Franco Kasper has announced his intention to pursue a sixth term as president of the International Ski Federation (FIS).
Finland will return to the MotoGP calendar in 2019 after Dorna Sports, the motorcycle-racing world championship’s commercial rights-holder, sealed a five-year agreement with the operators of the Kymiring circuit.
Dorna Sports, the agency that operates and promotes MotoGP, has announced that the motorcycling world championship is set to return to Finland in 2018, while the German Automobile Club (ADAC) has agreed a five-year extension to its race deal.
World Sailing has awarded hosting rights to its 2017 women’s Match Racing World Championship to the Finnish capital of Helsinki.
The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has awarded hosting rights for two of its major events in 2018 to Tampere in Finland and Valencia in Spain.
The Fiba Europe division of basketball’s global governing body has confirmed Finland, Israel, Romania and Turkey as co-hosts of the EuroBasket 2017 national team tournament and announced hosts for a series of youth events.
The World Curling Federation (WCF) has selected the Finnish national association to trial its first portable curling facility – an initiative that seeks to boost the global development of the sport.
The International Orienteering Federation (IOF) has awarded hosting rights for its events to Finland and Lithuania.
The World Rallycross Championship has announced that Finland will not be included as a round in its 2015 calendar due to a congested race schedule.
The Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) has confirmed the addition of new franchises in the Russian cities of Sochi and Tolyatti, along with its first Finnish team in the shape of Jokerit.
The Football Association of Finland has elected to withdraw Helsinki’s bid to become one of the host cities for the Uefa Euro 2020 national team tournament in order to focus on attracting other events.