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Organise interesting accompanying events 

Complete your sports event with experiences that only Jyväskylä can offer. Jyväskylä can offer you the newest international expertise and interesting insights or results from a fitness test that has been developed for top sports. 

Inspiring and informative speeches that are sure to be remembered 

Jyväskylä is a centre of sports and exercise expertise.  Utilise these special skills and offer the participants an inspiring presentation or lecture that improves the knowledge of athletes, coaches or parents. 

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The University of Jyväskylä conducts world-class research in exercise, sports and training. The field of research is wide. Find out more at the website of the Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences at the University of Jyväskylä.

The Jamk University of Applied Sciences in Jyväskylä offers expertise related to the management of sports organisations, evaluating the impact of sports events and developing sports-related businesses. >> Read more about the services offered by Jamk.

LIKES, an organisation dedicated to improving national health and known for their exercise programmes for schools and adults, has headquarters in Jyväskylä. You can request an interesting speech about sports and well-being by an expert from LIKES.  

>> Read more about the services offered by LIKES.

Feel free to contact us if you would like your event to include a presentation, a speech by an expert or training on topics such as coaching children and young athletes, managing sports clubs or sports marketing. 

We are sure to find a suitable speaker for your target group and event! Presentation prices are agreed on together with the customer. 

Examples on the presentation topics offered by the University of Jyväskylä 

Topics for junior coaches  

  What is the suitable age to begin strength exercises? 

Children are not getting enough exercise – how should junior coaching be changed? How to consider the progress of children with different starting levels? 

Why should you exercise diversely even if you specialise at a young age? 

Less is more – the progress of a young athlete does not come from the amount of training, but the quality 

Jalka jalkapallon päällä tekonurmella. Image Jaana Pinson

Topics suitable for active sportspeople or sports events for adults 

How to prepare for a marathon and prevent strain injuries? 

How does fatigue affect the running technique? – performance data analysis in the prevention of strain injuries 

How aging impacts the sports performance – how to prevent strain injuries and recover quickly? 

The benefits and risks of competitive sports type training for muscles, bones and the heart and vascular system 

Finlandia Marathon. Image Tero Takalo-Eskola


For more information, please contact professor Neil Cronin, the faculty’s vice dean: 
Tel: +358 40 805 3735 or email: [email protected] 

Kihu’s fitness and laboratory tests for athletes 

Kihu Sports Lab offers fitness and laboratory tests for active exercisers and athletes of all sports to support their training.  The tests utilise the top sports expertise accumulated by Kihu over several decades. Utilise the services of Kihu Sports Lab and offer the athletes the opportunity to gain research-based, up-to-date information on their fitness at your sports event.  

KIHUn testiurheilija juoksumatolla. Image Riku Valleala

Relaxed programme for leisure 

Jyväskylä and its surroundings offer good opportunities for organising a high-quality evening and leisure events for your event partners or employees. The beautiful hills of central Finland and the lake views of Päijänne provide an excellent setting for the additional events. The travel marketing team is happy to help with organising a customised event. 

>> Read more about the services offered by Visit Jyväskylä.  


The hotels in Jyväskylä are typically located at the very centre of the city or at most a few kilometres from it. Hotels that are specialised in accommodating groups include Alba, Scandic City, Scandic Station and Scandic Laajavuori. Additional capacity is offered, for example, by Time Hostel, Forenom and private persons through Airbnb. 

>> See the hotels in Jyväskylä.  

>> Read more about the services offered by Visit Jyväskylä.  


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