Specialities: Javelin throw, Hammer throw, Pole vault, Combined events
Coaches & Specialities
Eduard Hamalainen: Combined Events
Pavel Hamalainen: Combined Events
Mika Hormalainen: Decathlon
Kari Ihalainen: Javelin
Hannu Kangas: Javelin
Mikko Latvala: Pole Vault
Petteri Piironen: Javelin
Arto Rinta-Aho: Hammer
Outdoor: Athletics Stadium with a 6 lane running track, an 8 lane sprinting straight (Novotan), a large grass field for throwing events and areas for jumping events and many jogging/running tracks and trails.
Indoor: Track and field hall (Novotan CC and Mondo) with excellent areas for throwing and jumping events, 3 well-equipped gyms/weight lifting rooms.
Accommodation: There is the capacity for over 400 people (full board) on the training centre campus. There are single and double rooms, rooms for 3 people or apartments for 4-5 people. Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) are provided as a Scandinavian buffet every day.
Price: 30 USD basic price (depending on level of accommodation; full board).
Other Facilities: Testing and consultancy centre, recovery centre, indoor swimming pool, saunas, physiotherapy, massage, laboratory, meeting rooms, area for apparatus gymnastics, wrestling area, courts for volleyball, basketball, badminton, tennis, squash and beachvolley, football and Finnish baseball grounds, archery and shooting areas, ice hall, indoor golf training facility, 9-hole golf course, cafeteria, kiosk and after May 2005 there will also be a bowling hall and internet café.
Comments: The Kuortane Training Centre offers first-class training facilities and high-quality coaching and knowhow, which have so far been used by numerous elite Finnish and foreign athletes. The centre is also a forerunner in the development of practical sports training and has excellent facilities for education and development services. And all this in the middle of the safe and peaceful Finnish countryside, on the campus area, where everything is located within walking distance.