Training, competitions and education

Diverse sports activity

The Finnish Paralympic Committee plans, executes and coordinates competitive activities of disability sports in Finland. Everyone has an opportunity to train and compete in their own level. Some of the sports are integrated as parts of their national sports federations. In these sports the Finnish Paralympic Committee helps to organize activity by consulting. Special Olympics activities for intellectually disabled people are organized in 22 sports.

Classification and competitive sports

Athletes who take part in competitive sports must have a national or international classification that is made by trained classifiers. Finnish para athletes are taking part in championships for different disability groups both in national and international level. The Finnish Paralympic Committee elects and sends Finnish athletes for the Paralympic Games in coordination with the Finnish Olympic Committee. In the sports that are integrated the national sports federation is responsible for sending the athletes to international championships.

Disability sports in Finland

  • Alpine Skiing
  • Archery
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Biathlon
  • Bocce
  • Boccia
  • Bowling
  • Canoeing
  • Chess
  • Curling
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian
  • Figure Skating
  • Floorball
  • Football
  • Goalball
  • Golf
  • Judo
  • Nordic Skiing
  • Para Ice Hockey
  • Petanque
  • Powerchair Hockey
  • Powerchair Soccer
  • Powerlifting
  • Rhythmic Gymnastics
  • Rowing
  • Sailing
  • Shooting
  • Showdown
  • Sitting Volleyball
  • Snowshoeing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Triathlon
  • Unified Basketball
  • Unified Football
  • Unified Sailing
  • Unified Volleyball
  • Volleyball
  • Wheelchair Basketball
  • Wheelchair Curling
  • Wheelchair Dancing
  • Wheelchair Fencing
  • Wheelchair Rugby
  • Wheelchair Tennis