FINCIS participates at the IPC Biathlon & Cross-Country Skiing World Cup in Vuokatti

The IPC Biathlon & Cross-Country Skiing World Cup finals are held in Vuokatti 15–20 March. The challenging trails, amazing landscapes and tough competition attract athletes from around the world. The Finnish Center for Integrity in Sports (FINCIS) will also participate at the event to spread the message of clean sport.

In Vuokatti, FINCIS shares information about clean sport together with the World Anti-Doping Agency WADA and the Finnish Paralympic Committee.

-Doping-free sport is every Paralympic athlete’s right. Paralympic athletes are also responsible for promoting clean sport. The best way to take an ethical stand for clean sport is to make it visible at events through performances by clean athletes and training. It is great to see that this visibility is becoming stronger also in Paralympic sports, particularly at an event of my sport, says Tanja Kari, Finland’s most successful Paralympic athlete in skiing.

FINCIS’ Clean Win information stand is open in Vuokatti on Friday 18 March 11 a.m.– 3 p.m. and 5–8 p.m. and on Saturday 19 March 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Athletes can test their clean sport knowledge at the stand by taking WADA’s quiz and win a golden drinking bottle. The stand also offers antidoping material and information to visitors.

The public has a chance to vote for the athlete who best represents the spirit of fair play. On Saturday, 19 March, Vuokatti holds another popular skiing event, Vuokatti Hiihto. Spectators at Vuokatti Hiihto are also welcome to meet the top Paralympic athletes and learn more about fair play at IPC’s event.

Further information:
Susanna Sokka
FINCIS Information Manager
Tel. +358 (0)40 740 7477