Fennovoima has signed a contract with the sports club Oulun Pyrintö to become the main partner for the Finnish National Championships in Athletics, Kalevan kisat, held during July 21st‒24th 2016 in Oulu.
Kalevan kisat is one of the most anticipated sports events in Finnish athletics with up to 20,000 guests arriving in Oulu.
Local athletics fans have long been waiting for the event, which was last held in Oulu in 1998.
‒ We are happy to have a significant local force such as Fennovoima as our main partner, says Petri Heikkinen, Secretary General for Kalevan kisat 2016.
‒ It is natural for Fennovoima to support an event which brings together a large group of people in Northern Ostrobothnia. For us, this is an opportunity to meet with our local partners in the Oulu region and to enjoy the unique atmosphere of the Kalevan kisat event, says Maira Kettunen, Communications Director at Fennovoima.
This year’s Kalevan kisat in Oulu will be watched especially closely since the event takes place less than two weeks before the beginning of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. In Oulu, we’ll see how Finnish top athletes’ performance is developing prior to the olympic games.
‒ I’m sure we’ll be seeing good results also by international standards in many sports, Petri Heikkinen anticipates.
The Kalevan kisat event in Oulu will take place at Raatti Stadium, renovated in 2009‒2011.
Kimmo Siira, Fennovoima local communications officer, tel. +358 20 757 8593
Petri Heikkinen, Chief Secretary for Kalevan kisat in Oulu, tel. +358 44 781 2802