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Sport: Effective participation of migrants in sport

Key Area:
Public Life, Culture, Sport & Media
Discrimination, Equality
27/02/2012 - 16:42
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Qualitative Info

There are no legal obstacles for migrants in participating in sport. Immigration status is only relevant in professional level and there are no minimum quotas for national or professional athletes in Finland.


According to Finnish Sports Federation (SLU) especially migrant women have a low participation in sports. The causes for low participation include: lack of language skills, knowledge and financial resources. In addition, according to the SLU, there have been a few cases over the past years, where a person has felt having been discriminated against by a sports association on the ground of his/her ethnic background.

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