The county of Nordland will support Barents Summer Games in Bodø, 1. - 3. September 2017 with 500.000 NOK. (About 56.500 Euro).
The cooperation in the Barents Region has a long history and have contributed to a good relationship between our countries when it come to sport.
Barents Summer Games is expecting 1.000 participants from Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia.
- This money will give young people in the Barents Region an opportunity to compete internationally and also exchange culture and knowledge about eachother. The projec will strengthen the cooperation between the countries, says the political leader for business in the Nordland county.
- To organize such a big event will give the organizers a lot of experience, make the games visible and also profiling Bodø and Nordland in a good way.
Local clubs are important
During the Games will 15 local sport clubs in Bodø be in head of each of the competitions in all 15 sports.