Tallinn is sponsoring and hosting more than 100 international high-level sports competitions in 2020. This includes 9 World and European Championships, 15 World and European Cups, and more than 76 other international competitions organized by sports federations, both in individual and team sports.
According to Deputy Mayor Vadim Belobrovtsev, the city of
Tallinn will sponsor more than a hundred major international
sports events this year, with the support totalling €766,280.
There are 24 World and European Championships or World and
European Cup competitions taking place which reach over
different disciplines and age categories.
“It is a great pleasure for the city to continue supporting
several top sports events that draw the attention of sports
fans to Tallinn and Estonia. For example, this year's best
juniors in figure skating, Europe's best in Taekwondo, the best
of the U18 Ice Hockey Division II, Group A, will will be
revealed here in Tallinn,” Belobrovtsev noted. The competitions
which are spread throughout the year bring thousands of
athletes from over 100 countries to Tallinn.
"In addition, the 2020 UEFA European Under-17 Championship will
be held in Tallinn, which is the largest football tournament in
Estonia to date featuring 15 of the under-17 European national
teams and of course, the Estonian U17 team will also
participate, this time as a hosting country," added the Deputy
Tondiraba Ice Hall will host the International Skating Union’s
(ISU) World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2020 from
2.03-8.03. The competition is the most important event in the
figure skating at junior level. About 775 participants and more
than 1000 spectators are expected to attend.
“This is a high-level figure skating competition, where the
junior medal winners often compete in the same year's adult ISU
title competitions. About 200 athletes from 44-47 countries are
coming to Tallinn for the event. The exact number will be known
by February 10th. Estonia is represented in three areas:
women's and men's singles and ice dancing. Our representatives
at the championship will be announced at the Estonian Youth
Championships in the Tondiraba Ice Hall on 1.02-2.02” said
Gunnar Kuura, the executive secretary of the Estonian Skating
The iconic extreme sports festival Simple Session will
celebrate its’ 20th anniversary 8.02-9.02 this year.
During the two-day festival, more than 180 top-level
participants from 35 countries will be competing, among them
the world’s best BMX riders and skateboarders showing their
Park and street skateboarding and BMX freestyle park have also
been added to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic programme. We are looking
forward to the upcoming events keeping in mind that among the
Estonians is a very talented scooter and BMX trickster Roomet
Säälik (19). For the first time, Simple Session will also be
hosting an Open Session from 10.02-11.02 meant for the locals.
"In twenty years, Simple Session has grown to become one of the
most important extreme sports competitions in the world, not
only with a impressive line-up. This time, more than 50 X-Games
medal winners will be there and also spectators from 25
countries," said Mario Kalmre, the main organiser of Simple