More information:

Vilja Sipilä, Expert in Sport Sciences
Finnish Society of Sport Sciences
vilja.sipila[at], Tel. +358 10 778 6605

More information about the event and LTS can also be found on The Finnish Society of Sport Sciences - LTS website and Facebook site. You can also follow LTS on Twitter.

The Sports Science Days brings together sports and health influencers, information users and students to the field of sports research. This year the Sports Science Days will be held in Jyväskylä on 28-29.8. at the University of Jyväskylä.

The seminar will provide both illustrative and practical sharing of scientific information on physical activity. The theme this year is 'Exercise and Mobility as a Multidisciplinary Question'. The topics of lectures and thematic sessions include climate change from the point of view of physical activity, management of exercise and sports organizations, and digitalization in physical education. Both Finnish industry experts and international top researchers are giving lectures during the days.

Sessions in Jyväskylä City Library 28.8. which are open to all and free of charge

The ABC’s of writing a scientific article

Wed 28.8. 16.30–17.30 Jyväskylä City Library, Wolmar Hall
In collaboration with LTS & Scientific Publishers.
What is a good scientific article? What should a writer take into consideration, when it comes to getting my article published?

The event is open for everyone. We hope to receive advance registrations by email to jouko.kokkonen(at)

The workshops are hosted by

  • Hannu Itkonen, Professor, JYU: How do I write a good peer-reviewed scientific article?
  • Jouko Kokkonen, Senior Researcher, LTS: How can a researcher succeed in the field of popularization?
  • Riitta-Ilona Hurmerinta, Science Communicator, LTS: What does network communication require from a researcher?

Discussion session on the Charm of Ice Hockey

Wed 28.8. 17.45-18.45, Jyväskylä City Library, Wolmar Hall

Ice hockey is a popular sport both in Finland and behind the bay in Sweden. What are the differences between Finnish and Swedish fandom? What does ice hockey mean to these countries? These, among other things, are discussed at the "Charm of Ice Hockey" session. A guest at the session is Jyri Backman, Ph.D., from the University of Malmö. Jouko Kokkonen, Senior Researcher, LTS, will be the chair of the session.

The event is open for all, no pre-registrations.

The Finnish Society of Sport Sciences, University of Jyväskylä, the Ministry of Education and Culture, the City of Jyväskylä and the LIKES Research Center are responsible for organizing the Sports Science Days event.