The Diplomatic community on the skis to celebrate the centenary of Finland's independence

The city of Lahti and the organizers of the Lahti 2017 Nordic World Championships together with the Ministry for Foreign Affairs invited the Helsinki diplomatic community to discover winter sports and enjoy the World Championships in Lahti on March 2nd 2017. 100 Helsinki based diplomats and their families had the opportunity to try skiing, ice curling, blanket volleyball on the snow, snow shoeing and sledging.

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Ready for winter sports
Ready for winter sports
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Ice Curling was a lot of fun
Ice Curling was a lot of fun
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Skiing for the first time ever
Skiing for the first time ever
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Snow-shoeing and skiing were popular
Snow-shoeing and skiing were popular
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Sledge racing
Sledge racing
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Enjoying the ski jump competion
Enjoying the ski jump competion

Marja Joenusva, Deputy Chief of Protocol