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The Defence Forces support national coaching activities and competitive sports by organizing national and international sports events.

Competitive sports activities maintain high standards in coaching, organizing sports events and teaching in individual sports. This also supports the production of capable troops.

Military sports are an important part of the Defence Forces' competition activities. The Finnish Military Sport Federation arranges championships in 16 events, including e.g. biathlon orienteering, floorball and military bench press. The Defence Forces annually arrange military Finnish championships. Championship events include among others military pentathlon, orienteering and skiing.

The Defence Forces' teams participate in World Military Championships arranged by the International Military Sports Council (CISM), in Military Nordic Championships and other international military competitions and marching events.

We publish invitations to international military sports competitions in Finland on this website.