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Barents Sport Conference

Every fourth year representatives from each sport from all four countries in the Barentsregion get together. This is the highest level for the Barentssport.

2017-01-3015:07 Mona Lisa Skipnes

The last conference was held in Kirkenes 7. -9. October 2016. The goal is to develop for Barentssport in the future.

120 participants from Russia, Sweden, Finland and Norway met in Kirkenes for input about Barents Sport and the opportunity to influence the future in their sport.

Strategic Plan 2016 - 2020, Long time budget and new Guidelines were adopted during the conference.

29 of 30 sports in the Barents Sport Program were present. They had time to meet across the boarders and discuss how they want the Barents Games to develop.

The next conference will be in Sweden in 2020.

Documents from the last conference: Invitation, Program, Welcome letter, Participant Sports, Participant list, Topics for groupdiscussions,  Protocol, How can we get young people engaged in sport, Long Time budget

Previously conferences:

1994: Luleå, Sweden - Calott conference with participation from Russia for the firs time

1997: Oulainen, Finland -the first official Barents Sport Conference. Change of name from Kalottidrett to Barents Sport.

2000: Bodø, Norway (also 50 years anniversary)

2001: Karasjok, Norway (extraordinary conference)

2004: The conference was supposed to take place in Rovaniemi, but was canceled due to economic reasons.

2005: The conference was supposed to take place in Murmansk, but was canceled due to economic reasons.

2006: Bardufoss, Norway

2009: Luleå, Sweden

2010: Levi, Finland (also 60 years anniversary- extraordinary conference due to the anniversary)

2012: Montchegorsk, Russia (decision made: the Conference should be organized every 4th year)

2016: Kirkenes, Norway

 

Luleå 1994

This is a picture of the participants at the Calott Conferense in Luleå in 1994. The special sports were not represeted. For the first time the russians are participating. Two of them are: number two and thre from left in the first row we have Vladimir Loginov and next to him Valery Tsyganov (both of them participants in the Olympic Games in Alpine in 1980 and 1984).

When Barents Winter Games takes place in Luleå 16-18 March 2018, more than 1000 young athletes from Sweden, Norway, Finland and Russia will compete in 15 different sports, including three parasports.