Clean Sport Message

The Golden Baton carries the message of Fair Play

The Golden Baton challenges its receiver to promote clean sport and to commit to its values. The holders of the baton constitute a proud and active chain of winners. The message of fair play is carried forward, and the baton carriers declare themselves publicly to be messengers for clean sport. The aim of this awareness-raising campaign is to get all the significant players in Finnish sports working toward achieving clean sport.

Golden Batons travel through the championship leagues, international sports events organised in Finland and sports colleges. The following events and organisations have accepted the challenge and joined the messengers of clean sport:

The Golden Baton for International Sports Events:

• The European Youth Olympic Festival 2009
• The Floorball World Championships 2010
• The World Synchronized Skating Championships 2011
• FIM International Six Days Enduro (ISDE) 2011
• Airgun European Championships 2012
• World Masters Athletics Indoor Championships 2012
• Vantaa Cup 2012 - Olympic qualifying tournament 2012
• World University Wrestling Championships 2012
• 2013 Ice Hockey Women's U18 World Championships
• World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships 2013
• 2013 Ice Hockey World Championships
• World Orienteering Championships 2013
• European U23 Athletics Championships 2013
• 2014 Ice Hockey Men's U18 World Championships
• RX Finland - Rallycross World Championship event
• World Goalball Championships 2014
• IBU World Championships Biathlon 2015
• Classic Powerlifting World Championships 2015
• US World Championships 2015 - strongman/
   woman World Championships
• 10th IFF Women's World Floorball Championships 2015
• The ISU World Junior Speed Skating Championships 2017
• International Junior Shotgun Cup 2017
• Neste Rally Finland 2017, Finnish round of FIA
   World Rally Championship
• World Junior Wrestling Championships 2017
• EuroBasket first round 2017
• Goalball European Championships 2017
• The IAAF World U20 Championships 2018
• European Para Youth Games 2019
• World Junior Championships in Athletics 2018

The Golden Baton for Sports Institutes, Academies and Colleges:

• Varala Sports Institute
• Kuortane Sports Institute
• Urhea (the sports academy of the Helsinki area)
• Sampo Sports High School
• Mäkelänrinne Sports High School
• Salpausselkä Sports High School
• Kuortane Sports High School
• Kastelli Sports High School
• Vöyri upper secondary school
• Kerttuli Sports High School
• Porin suomalaisen yhteislyseon lukio

The Golden Baton for Championship Leagues:

• the national ice hockey league 2010
• the women's national football league 2010
• the national volleyball league 2010-2011
• the national Finnish baseball league 2011
• the national Finnish floorball league 2011-2012

Susanna Sokka

Susanna Sokka

Information Manager, Internet website

phone: +358 40 740 7477


Piia Pöyhönen

Piia Pöyhönen

Education Manager

phone: +358 50 490 9959