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European Capital of Sport 2025

Tallinn is Estonia's focal point of sports and will hold the European Capital of Sport title in 2025.

Being named the European Capital of Sport is a recognition of Tallinn’s outstanding sports management. Tallinn earned this title due to its highly accessible and capable sports infrastructure and its active sports community.

Tallinn boasts some of the best sports facilities in Estonia, which are continually improving. Already, the future European Capital of Sport hosts 556 sports facilities and more than 1,000 sports venues. The opportunities created close to home are one reason why the physical activity level of Tallinn's residents is higher than the national average.

As the European Capital of Sport, Tallinn will lead the way in promoting physical activity across Europe. Our goal is to provide even better opportunities for an active lifestyle and make physical activity a natural part of every resident's life. To achieve this, we will organize various events throughout the year, offering exciting moments for athletes and spectators alike. Additionally, several new events not held in Tallinn before will help spread the enthusiasm for sports.

As the European Capital of Sport, Tallinn will gain international recognition and become part of a network of more than 3,000 cities worldwide. This title enhances the visibility of Estonian sports event organizers abroad and promotes sports tourism. With the European Capital of Sport title, Estonia's chances of hosting major international competitions also increase.

Tallinn will be the 25th European Capital of Sport. The European Capitals and Cities of Sports Federation (ACES Europe), recognized by the European Commission, awarded the first sports capital title to Madrid in 2001. This year, Genoa is the European Capital of Sport. In 2026, Naples will take over from Tallinn.

Robert Peets
Head of Tallinn - European Capital of Sport 2025

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Siim Kaasik
Head of Communication

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