Sparebank 1 supports Barents Summer Games
Barents Summer Games 2022 has received NOK. 400,000 from Samfunnsløftet - Sparebank 1 Nord Norge, in support for the project.
Samfunnsløftet is an engagement by Sparebank 1 Nord Norge, where the policy is that the largest part of the group’s profit is returned to the Northern Norway region. Activities that benefit the community in the region is awarded to small and large activities and projects that contribute to value creation and development in and for Northern Norway. In this way, the social dividend will lift Northern Norway further. Barents Summer Games has been selected as an activity of importance for the management of the values that have been created in and for Northern Norway.
What does Barents Summer Games bring to Northern Norway?
The Barents Games are a further development of sports' Barents cooperation, which has a history of more than 80 years. Historically, the Barents Summer Games are organized with participants from the entire Barents region, i.e. Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia. This year, Russia is banned due to their ongoing war in Ukraine. In a full-scale Barents Summer Games, 15 different sports are contested, with 3 para sports in the 15-25 age group. The potential for the number of participants is over 1150 participants + guests. This year, 10 individual sports and around 600 young people will meet in Tromsø, as well as leaders, judges, coaches and other guests.
The local sports teams in Tromsø will be the technical organizers of the competitions, while BSCN in collaboration with Troms and Finnmark sports circuit is responsible for the rest of the event. Tromsø sportscouncil will also have an important role in the event committee.
Grateful for the support
We in the project committee are proud to be able to bring about a Barents Summer Games in Tromsø, in 2022, despite all the challenges both nationally and internationally. It is important for young people and sports in general, that we can organize and bring together the Barents countries in what is both an engaging, inspiring but also unifying event. This year, the event will take place in Tromsø and we have high expectations that it will turn out well. A total of 10 sports are planned in which 600 participants will participate. The event- opening is Friday evening the 02. of September.