Norway won Barents swimming

By only two points, Norway became the winner of this year’s Barents Sports Festival in swimming.

Sport has an important place in the people-to-people cooperation in the Barents Region. International sports activities involve many participants and contribute to remove political, social and cultural barriers.

Many different sports have annual competitions for the region’s best athletes. This weekend Lakselv in Finnmark, Norway, hosted the Barents Swim Meet 2013 with participation of teams from Norway, Russia and Finland.

The competition gathered some 50 young swimmers, many of them among the best of their age group in their respective home countries.

The final results showed that the Norwegian team won by only two points over Finland, followed by Russia on third place. The Finnish team took 12 first places, the Norwegian 10 and the Russian team 2.

Finland defeated the other two countries at both the men’s relays – 4x100 medley and 4x200 freestyle, while Norway took the victory in both the women’s relays – 4x 100 medley and 4x100 freestyle.

Written by Trude Pettersen, BarentsObserver.

Kontaktinformasjon

Norwegian Barents Secretariat
Po box 276
NO-9915 Kirkenes

Visitors address:
Rådhusgata 8, Kirkenes.

Twitter: @BarentsSec
Facebook: facebook.com/barsek

Telefon: +47 78 97 70 50
E-post:

Russian offices

Contact our Russian offices for project assistance or other relevant issues:

Murmansk Office
Arkhangelsk Office
Nenets Office

Talking Barents

Increase your knowledge about Russia with the help of the Norwegian Barents Secretariat.

About us

The Norwegian Barents secretariat aims at improving the Norwegian-Russian relations by promoting cross border cooperation.

The Secretariat is also a center of compentence for Norwegian-Russian relations and for regional cross border cooperation.