In its news and press releases, FINCIS reports on current issues related to ethics in sport. FINCIS's news relate to both national and international affairs pertaining to fair play.

In our news archive you can find our press releases dating back to 2010. Due to a reorganisation in 2016, the releases from 2010 to 2016 are from the Finnish Anti-Doping Agency FINADA, and from 2016 onwards, from FINCIS.

New domain name and email addresses for FINCIS


From 1 December, the new website of the Finnish Center for Integrity in Sports FINCIS will be at The email addresses at FINCIS will also change at the same time. The new email addresses will follow the format The Finnish Anti-Doping Agency FINADA's old...
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Saarinen urges athletes to participate in the fight for clean sport


Recent antidoping rule violations have become the topic of discussion of top athletes around the world. Some Finnish athletes have made critical comments. Now, Aino-Kaisa Saarinen , Olympic medalist in cross-country skiing, wants to challenge athletes in other countries to protect the rights of...
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Harri Syväsalmi of FINCIS disappointed with IOC shirking responsibility


Harri Syväsalmi, Secretary General at the Finnish Center for Integrity in Sports (FINCIS) was disappointed with the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) decision. In their decision, the IOC did not sufficiently take into account Russia's systematic, state-directed pro-doping activities. In...
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Athletes in Finland use a lot of medication and nutritional supplements


82 per cent of Finnish competitive athletes had taken nutritional supplements and 62 per cent had taken medication during the week preceding a doping test. One athlete had used up to nine different medicational products and another 58 different nutritional supplements. These were a few of the...
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Harri Syväsalmi appointed Secretary General of Finnish Center for Integrity in Sports


Harri Syväsalmi was appointed Secretary General of the Finnish Center for Integrity in Sports (FINCIS), established earlier this year. Mr. Syväsalmi, whose national and international career is extensive, is currently Director of Sports at the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture. The...
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Meldonium, or mildronate


Meldonium [3-(2,2,2-trimethylhydraziniumyl)propionate; mildronate] was added to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) list of prohibited substances effective 1 January 2016. It was originally developed in Latvia in the late 1970s as a growth-promoting agent for cattle and poultry (1). Later, once...
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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...
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In a unique collaboration, students carry out antidoping activities at Lahti2017


Students of sport and health sciences will participate in real antidoping activities at Lahti 2017 World Ski Championships as part of their studies. Passing a large study module by participating in World Championships is something unique even on a global scale and benefits both the students and...
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Finnish Center for Integrity in Sports (FINCIS) established


The Finnish Center for Integrity in Sports (FINCIS), established today, will be responsible for advocating for ethical principles in Finnish sport, carrying out antidoping activities and preventing match-fixing and spectator violence, among other things. In an extraordinary general meeting held...
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