Galiana With Secure in the Ocean Globe Race. Photo: Ville Norra

Finnish sailing teams participating in the Ocean Globe Race are gearing up for one of the most challenging legs of the global competition, as they prepare to navigate around the notorious Cape Horn. Having spent the holiday season in Auckland, New Zealand, the Finnish crews are now poised to embark on the third leg of the race, which will take them to Punta Del Este, Uruguay.

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Port workers in Hamburg are stacking containers adorned with the flags of the EURO 2024 teams in alignment with the Final Draw.

The anticipation for UEFA EURO 2024 is building, and the tournament's first major highlight didn't disappoint. The Final Draw for the European Football Championship took place in a unique and spectacular fashion in the Port of Hamburg, as 25 colourful nation containers were transformed into the draw's stage.

The event, held at the iconic Elbphilharmonie Concert Hall, featured a stunning display in the Port of Hamburg.

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Sports betting is a widespread pastime in Finland, capturing the enthusiasm of many fans who find joy in predicting the outcomes of their preferred sports. But which sports in Finland attract the most betting activity?

Ice Hockey
Arguably the most popular sport in Finland, ice hockey, is also the frontrunner in sports betting.

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Photo: Helsinki Cup

Helsinki Cup is set to attract approximately 27,000 participants this year, with the number of girls' teams reaching a record high of over 300. The popularity of football among girls has seen significant growth, fueled by the success of the Finnish national team (Helmareiden) and other role models.

"Football has become a sport for everyone. Girls now have excellent international role models who inspire them.

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Photo: Helsinki Cup

The Helsinki Cup, a paradise event for young football players, begins today. With a record-breaking number of participants, the largest tournament in its history boasts 1,796 teams and 27,000 players. The international tournament spreads across the entire Helsinki metropolitan area, with a notable presence in the streets during the opening parade on Tuesday.

This week, the playing fields of the capital region will be filled with football-loving children and teenagers, for whom the highlight of the summer is the Helsinki Cup.

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The UEFA Champions League is the ultimate competition for any club. It was a unique year with ups and downs, but a second ever final appearance for Manchester City proved likely, and it took place. However, this was not any ordinary opportunity to lift the big-eared trophy; this was an opportunity to make history, becoming only the second ever English team to win the treble, having already won the Premier League and FA Cup before the fixture against Champions League veterans Inter Milan.

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Harri Pesonen (FIN), right, smiles after scoring during the Euro Hockey Challenge match Czech Republic vs Finland, Brno, Czech Republic, May 4, 2023. LEHTIKUVA

Last spring was a celebratory time for all Finnish Lions fans. First came the Olympic gold from Beijing, followed by the World Cup championship. The Olympic gold was the first for the Lions, while they have now won the World Cup four times: in 1995, 2011, 2019, and 2022. The last championship was celebrated in Tampere last spring, and this year the Lions get to chase the trophy again on home ice. The World Championships will be held this year in Tampere, Finland, and Riga, Latvia.

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Marko Kantele. Photo: PDC Nordic & Baltic

This weekend the PDC Nordic & Baltic held the third tournament weekend in the season of 2023 on the Nordic and Baltic Pro Tour in darts and the weekend were held in Iceland.
Marko Kantele, who lives in Vääksy, won his third tournament of the season, as he won the Nordic and Baltic Pro Tour 6.

Along his way to the final, he beat countryman Paavo Myller in the quarterfinals. Paavo Myller recently made his debut on the European Tour.

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The Interski congress is held every four years and started at Levi this past Sunday. Almost 1400 participants from all around the globe have come to learn and share knowledge to one another about the intricacies of snow sports. Interski 2023 at Levi finishes on Friday.

The congress comprises almost 300 events spread out over the week.

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Argentine football team players attend a training camp in Abu Dhabi ahead of the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup, at the Nahyan Stadium, on November 14, 2022. LEHTIKUVA / AFP

The World Cup begins this week, and it is one like no other, taking place in the late stages in November and ending in December, the winter World Cup will be a spectacle to behold. One of the most difficult competitions to predict, the groups and predictions for each respective group are as follows:

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Qatar, Katar Doha

With the World Cup approaching, Detained in Dubai expects an increase in the number of arrests throughout the Gulf region.

Football fans will stay at hotels throughout Qatar, the UAE, Bahrain and the wider Gulf as they cheer on their favourite team, but with this sporting event come the confusing and arbitrarily enforced laws that have seen thousands of visitors end up behind bars.

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