The #SupportKontiolahti campaign, born from the initiative of the partners and citizens of the Biathlon World Cup event, gives individuals and companies the opportunity to support the race organizer, who faced a massive financial loss.

In order to curb the spread of the coronavirus, the Biathlon World Cup event in Kontiolahti was organized without an audience and with a competition organization reduced to a minimum. As a result of the public ban, the organizer was left without ticket sales revenue, the amount of which was previously estimated at 400,000 euros.

Financial support can be shown both by citizens and companies who have bought tickets to the event, and by people who have not yet bought tickets.

You can show your support by becoming a member of the Kontiolahti Athletes:

See the instructions for becoming a member on the Kontiolahten Urehilijde pages.

You can show your support by buying products from the Kontiolahti Biathlon online store:

The store has products that were meant to be sold during the event. The selection includes e.g. tickets for the stadium tour, shooting championships, caps, bags, t-shirts, hoodies, reflectors and other competition products.
Check out the online store and order products here.

Did you buy tickets to the Biathlon World Cup in Kontiolahti?

Your options:

  1. As a ticket buyer, you can support the Kontiolahti Athletes and biathlon sports with ticket proceeds. This does not require separate measures.
  2. You can transfer the already purchased ticket(s) to the ticket(s) of the Kontiolahti biathlon event organized in November 2020. The exchange is possible until the end of July 2020, according to the instructions still being prepared by our ticket sales partner Lippupiste. Unfortunately, we still have to wait for practical instructions for the transfer (situation on June 16, 2020).
  3. You can apply for a refund of ticket money for unused tickets due to cancellation. Delivery costs and service fees are not refunded. The portion of the service fee is shown on the ticket. If the tickets do not have a service fee, a processing fee of €2.50 will be charged. It is possible to apply for a refund on April 20, 2020. by at https://web.lippu.fi/palautus.

If the company has placed the order and payment directly to the race organization, contact about the return by email: tickets@kontiolahtibiathlon.com

You can download a picture here and show your support on Facebook.

INFO: Kontiolahti Urheilijat ry

  • Started operating under the name Niemen Veto in 1956.
  • About 180 members.
  • Since 1990, has organized 12 Biathlon World Cup competitions, two World Championships and three Youth World Championships.
  • A head coach hired by the club and eight other trained coaches to supervise the training of young people in particular. The head coach also works as the youth Olympic coach of the Finnish Biathlon Union and as the responsible biathlon coach of the Joensuu Sports Academy.
  • Since 2007, more than 130 competitions have been organized at the Kontiolahti Biathlon Stadium, where more than 30,000 performances have been timed.