Rovaniemi, Finland will host the European Masters Weightlifting Championship for the first time in June, 2019. The competition will be held in Santasport Institute in Ounasvaara. This venue provides for training, competition, accomodation and catering under one roof.
The games are organized by the Finnish Weightlifting Federation and Rovaniemen Reipas. Rovaniemi has a long and celebrated history in weightlifting. The organizing club Rovaniemen Reipas has been one of the top Nordic and Finnish weightlifting clubs since the 1970s. Over the years, its athletes have gathered numerous medals in World Masters and European Masters Championships.
Weightlifting is one of the most popular international masters sports, and its popularity is growing all the time, especially among women. National Masters Championships have been held in Finland since the 1960s with participant volumes increasing steadily. Finland has actively participated in major international events ever since masters weightlifting began. Every year a large team of Finnish masters lifters strives for success on international stage.
European Masters Weightlifting Championships is the largest weightlifting event in Europe with 35 year-old+ lifters arriving from all over the continent. The 2019 European Masters near the Arctic Circle with the midnight sun will be a memorable experience for all lifters and supporters.