Finnish Championships in Athletics

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The Finnish Championships in Athletics, which are known as Kalevan kisat in Finnish, were first held in Tampere in 1907. Since then, they have been held in a different location every year. In the beginning, women were not allowed to compete in the Finnish Championships.

The Kaleva Cup[edit]

In 1909, the personnel at the life insurance company Kaleva donated a trophy called the Kalevan malja or the Kaleva Cup to be awarded to and kept for until the next Championships by the team accumulating the most points during the competition.

In 1909, the Finnish Championships started to be informally referred to as the Kaleva Games because of the name of the cup. At the Championships held in Pori in 1915, the magazine Suomen Urheilulehti started to call the competition the Kaleva Games in its headlines. In 1937, at the Championships held in Vyborg, the Finnish athletics federation called Finnish Athletics (Suomen Urheiluliitto in Finnish) formally declared the name of the Finnish Championships to be the Kaleva Games.

History[edit]

Edition Venue Dates
1907 Tampere 03.08.1907 – 04.08.1907
1908 Kuopio 29.08.1908 – 30.08.1908
1909 Helsinki 03.07.1909 – 05.07.1909
1910 Viipuri 02.07.1910 – 03.07.1910
1911 Tampere 15.07.1911 – 16.07.1911
1912 Turku 31.08.1912 – 01.09.1912
1913 Helsinki 19.07.1913 – 20.07.1913
1914 Helsinki 19.09.1914 – 20.09.1914
1915 Pori 14.08.1915 – 15.08.1915
1916 Helsinki 19.08.1916 – 20.08.1916
1917 Tampere 18.08.1917 – 19.08.1917
1918 Helsinki 31.08.1918 – 01.09.1918
1919 Turku 16.08.1919 – 17.08.1919
1920 Helsinki 03.07.1920 – 04.07.1920
1921 Kotka 20.08.1921 – 21.08.1921
1922 Helsinki 19.08.1922 – 20.08.1922
1923 Kuopio 18.08.1923 – 19.08.1923
1924 Lahti 23.08.1924 – 24.08.1924
1925 Viipuri 15.08.1925 – 16.08.1925
1926 Tampere 14.08.1926 – 15.08.1926
1927 Turku 20.08.1927 – 21.08.1927
1928 Helsinki 25.08.1928 – 26.08.1928
1929 Viipuri 17.08.1929 – 18.08.1929
1930 Tampere 16.08.1930 – 17.08.1930
1931 Helsinki 15.08.1931 – 16.08.1931
1932 Helsinki 06.08.1932 – 07.08.1932
1933 Turku 05.08.1933 – 06.08.1933
1934 Tampere 28.07.1934 – 29.07.1934
1935 Kotka 10.08.1935 – 11.08.1935
1936 Turku 22.08.1936 – 23.08.1936
1937 Viipuri 06.08.1937 – 08.08.1937
1938 Helsinki 06.08.1938 – 08.08.1938
1939 Helsinki 26.08.1939 – 28.08.1939
1940 Tampere 24.08.1940 – 26.08.1940
1941
1942 Helsinki 29.08.1942 – 30.08.1942
1943 Helsinki 14.08.1943 – 15.08.1943
1944 Helsinki 23.09.1944 – 24.09.1944
1945 Turku 11.08.1945 – 12.08.1945
1946 Helsinki 10.08.1946 – 12.08.1946
1947 Tampere 16.08.1947 – 18.08.1947
1948 Vaasa 21.08.1948 – 22.08.1948
1949 Kymi 20.08.1949 – 21.08.1949
1950 Jyväskylä 12.08.1950 – 13.08.1950
Edition Venue Dates
1951 Helsinki 19.08.1951 – 20.08.1951
1952 Seinäjoki 23.08.1952 – 24.08.1952
1953 Pori 15.08.1953 – 16.08.1953
1954 Turku 12.08.1954 – 13.08.1954
1955 Kuopio 13.08.1955 – 14.08.1955
1956 Lahti 25.08.1956 – 26.08.1956
1957 Tampere 17.08.1957 – 18.08.1957
1958 Kouvola 02.08.1958 – 03.08.1958
1959 Helsinki 16.08.1959 – 17.08.1959
1960 Hämeenlinna 13.08.1960 – 14.08.1960
1961 Mikkeli 12.08.1961 – 13.08.1961
1962 Lappeenranta 18.08.1962 – 19.08.1962
1963 Turku 17.08.1963 – 18.08.1963
1964 Oulu 15.08.1964 – 16.08.1964
1965 Jyväskylä 07.08.1965 – 08.08.1965
1966 Tampere 13.08.1966 – 14.08.1966
1967 Pori 11.08.1967 – 13.08.1967
1968 Varkaus 16.08.1968 – 18.08.1968
1969 Helsinki 16.08.1969 – 18.08.1969
1970 Kouvola 14.08.1970 – 16.08.1970
1971 Oulu 23.07.1971 – 25.07.1971
1972 Joensuu 11.08.1972 – 13.08.1972
1973 Hyvinkää 10.08.1973 – 12.08.1973
1974 Jyväskylä 09.08.1974 – 11.08.1974
1975 Seinäjoki 18.07.1975 – 20.07.1975
1976 Turku 02.07.1976 – 04.07.1976
1977 Tampere 29.07.1977 – 31.07.1977
1978 Kokkola 04.08.1978 – 06.08.1978
1979 Helsinki 11.08.1979 – 13.08.1979
1980 Lappeenranta 04.07.1980 – 06.07.1980
1981 Oulu 07.08.1981 – 09.08.1981
1982 Kouvola 13.08.1982 – 15.08.1982
1983 Pori 01.07.1983 – 03.07.1983
1984 Kajaani 06.07.1984 – 08.07.1984
1985 Lahti 16.08.1985 – 18.08.1985
1986 Vaasa 25.07.1986 – 27.07.1986
1987 Kuopio 14.08.1987 – 16.08.1987
1988 Hämeenlinna 05.08.1988 – 07.08.1988
1989 Turku 28.07.1989 – 30.07.1989
1990 Oulu 03.08.1990 – 05.08.1990
1991 Helsinki 27.07.1991 – 29.07.1991
1992 Jyväskylä 03.07.1992 – 05.07.1992
1993 Mikkeli 30.07.1993 – 01.08.1993
1994 Tuusula 08.07.1994 – 10.07.1994
Edition Venue Dates
1995 Lapua 20.07.1995 – 23.07.1995
1996 Tampere 04.07.1996 – 07.07.1996
1997 Lappeenranta 17.07.1997 – 20.07.1997
1998 Oulu 06.08.1998 – 09.08.1998
1999 Seinäjoki 05.08.1999 – 08.08.1999
2000 Lahti 17.08.2000 – 20.08.2000
2001 Turku 06.07.2001 – 08.07.2001
2002 Joensuu 18.07.2002 – 21.07.2002
2004 Vaasa 30.07.2004 – 01.08.2004
2005 Pori 15.07.2005 – 17.07.2005
2006 Jyväskylä 21.07.2006 – 23.07.2006
2003 Helsinki 09.08.2003 – 11.08.2003
2007 Lappeenranta 03.08.2007 – 05.08.2007
2008 Tampere 24.07.2008 – 27.07.2008
2009 Espoo 31.07.2009 – 02.08.2009
2010 Kajaani 05.08.2010 – 08.08.2010
2011 Turku 04.08.2011 – 07.08.2011
2013 Lahti 23.08.2012 – 26.08.2012
2013 Vaasa 25.08.2013 – 27.08.2013
2014 Kuopio 31.07.2014 – 03.08.2014
2015 Pori 30.07.2015 – 02.08.2015
2016 Oulu 21.07.2016 – 24.07.2016
2017 Seinäjoki
2018 Jyväskylä
2019 Lappeenranta

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