Patria continues to sponsor the Finnish Biathlon Association in the 2019–20 and 20-2021 seasons. This makes Patria one of the main sponsorship partners of the men’s and women’s national biathlon teams. The teams’ ski suits and rifles will carry Patria’s logo. The season’s main events include the Biathlon World Championships in Anterselva, Italy, as well as the Biathlon World Cup 2020 in Kontiolahti in Finland.

“We have sponsored the Finnish biathlon national team for several years now. We believe that long-term collaboration brings results, and we continue to sponsor the team. We believe in the team’s chances of success and want the sport to keep growing and attracting more young athletes,” says Birgitta Selonen, Chief Communications Officer from Patria.

“We are very pleased to continue our partnership with Patria. We are well on our way to the World Championships in Anterselva, and with Patria as our sponsorship partner, our chances of continuous success are looking good,” says Tapio Pukki, Secretary General, Finnish Biathlon Association.

Read more and watch the video about the Finnish biathlon team.

Further information:

Birgitta Selonen, Chief Communications Officer, Patria, tel. +358 40 869 2043, [email protected].

Patria is an international provider of defence, security and aviation life cycle support services, pilot training and technology solutions. Patria provides its aerospace and military customers with equipment availability, continuous performance development as well as selected intelligence, surveillance and management system products and services. Patria’s mission is to give its customers confidence in all conditions, and the vision is to be the #1 partner for critical operations. Patria has several locations including Finland, Sweden, Norway, Belgium, Estonia and Spain. Net sales totaled EUR 476.1 million in 2018, and Patria employs 2,800 professionals. Patria is owned by the State of Finland (50.1%) and Norwegian Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS (49.9%). Patria owns 50% of Norwegian Nammo, and together these three companies form a leading Nordic defence partnership.

The Finnish Biathlon Association is a central organisation for more than one hundred Finnish member clubs. The Association is responsible for promoting the sport, organising competitions in Finland and participating in events hosted by the International Biathlon Union.