Our services for athletes 

Are you an elite athlete, a young athlete, or just starting your journey as an athlete? Here you will find comprehensive and useful information, such as combining sports with studies or managing an athlete’s finances.

Upper secondary school student – would you embark on the athlete’s path?

Are you a young athlete with aspirations and interested in dedicating more time to sports? Explore the opportunities available for upper secondary school-aged individuals. Find more information about sports-oriented middle schools in Finnish and read more about middle school training camps also in Finnish

Applying to sports schools

Looking for a secondary education opportunity? A sports school might be just for you if you’re serious about athletics. Learn more about applying to sports schools (in Finnish).

Elite athlete friendly universities

There are already five elite athlete friendly universities in Finland, where the everyday life of student athletes is more seamless, and studies are guided to support athletes. More information on elite athlete friendly universities available in Finnish.

Defence Forces Sports School

The Defence Forces Sports School trains reconnaissance groups for emergency situations. In addition to military training, the Sports School provides good training conditions and enough time for progressive training during military service.

The Defence Forces Sports School is located at the Guard Jaeger Regiment in Helsinki. At the Kainuu Brigade in Kajaani, winter sports such as biathlon, ski orienteering, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, ski jumping, and Nordic combined skiing are trained.

Anti-Doping Work

The Finnish Olympic Committee’s anti-doping program is based on the principle that the Olympic Committee does not tolerate doping in any form in sports. The main objective is to promote clean sports in Finland and internationally in collaboration with the Finnish Center for Integrity in Sports (FINCIS) and other sports stakeholders, to prevent doping violations through education and communication, and to support sports clubs’ educational activities in anti-doping matters.

The primary responsibility for anti-doping work in Finland lies with the Finnish Center for Integrity in Sports (FINCIS). FINCIS is responsible for doping control, anti-doping education, international cooperation in anti-doping work, and national implementation of anti-doping work.

Athletes and athlete support personnel within the sports community are obligated to comply with the current World Anti-Doping Code, its associated international standards, the Finnish Anti-Doping Code, sport-specific anti-doping rules, and, in relation to the Olympic Games, the anti-doping rules of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and, for the Paralympic Games, the anti-doping rules of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC).

Is the medication you are using permitted or prohibited in sports?

In the KAMU medicine search, you can search for prescription and over-the-counter medications available in Finland and check whether they are permitted, prohibited, or conditionally prohibited.

ILMO – Report a doping violation 

You have the right to report if you suspect a doping, competition manipulation, spectator safety violation, or other ethical violation in sports. By addressing violations, you help protect athletes and sports, and ensure equal and safe conditions for all athletes. In the ILMO service, you can report suspicious activities by athletes or other individuals.

The “You Are Not Alone” service provides support for those who have experienced inappropriate behavior 

Everyone has the right to enjoy their hobby without fear.

Have you encountered inappropriate behavior or harassment in sports? If so, contact the “You Are Not Alone” service. Athletes, parents/guardians of athletes, coaches, as well as employees and volunteers of sports clubs or federations, can contact the service.