Finnish Champion

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In Finland, the Suomen mestaruus (SM; ‘Finnish Champion’) is the winner of the highest level of national competition in a particular sport. Suomen mestaruussarja (Finnish for ‘Finnish Championship’) is the competition in which the winning athlete, team, or club is named Finnish Champion. The abbreviation SM-sarja is often used when discussing the highest-level league of a sport that competes for the Finnish Championship or the specific competition in which a Finnish Champion is named. The abbreviation SM-liiga (Finnish Champion’s League) is commonly used when discussing the premier league of a sport that has been designated with liiga status; though SM-liiga can refer to any Finnish Championship league, it is most often used when discussing the men's ice hockey Liiga.[1]

Sports in which the Finnish Championship is contestedEdit

Sport League or competition Current champion
Athletics Kalevan kisat multiple disciplines (2020)
Bandy Bandyliiga (men's) Akilles (2020)
Jääpallon naisten SM-sarja (women's) Wiipurin Sudet (2020)
Baseball Baseballin SM-sarja Espoo Expos (2019)
Basketball Korisliiga (men's) Karhu (2019)*
Naisten Korisliiga (women's) PeKa (2019)*
Figure skating Taitoluistelun SM-kilpailut multiple disciplines (2020)
Floorball F-liiga SC Classic (2019)*
Naisten Salibandyliiga SB-Pro (2019)*
American football Vaahteraliiga (men's) Kuopio Steelers (2020)
Naisten Vaahteraliiga (women's) Helsinki Wolverines (2019)*
Football Veikkausliiga (men's) HJK (2020)
Kansallinen Liiga (women's) Åland United (2020)
Formula racing Rata-SM
Futsal Futsal-Liiga (men's) KaDy (2019)*
Naisten Futsal-liiga (women's) Ilves FS (2019)*
Handball Käsipallon SM-liiga (men's) Riihimäki Cocks (2019)
Käsipallon naisten SM-sarja (women's) Dicken (2018)
Ice hockey Liiga (men's) HPK (2019)*
Naisten Liiga (women's) Espoo Blues (2019)*
Pesäpallo Superpesis Sotkamon Jymy (2020) (men's)
Jyväskylän Kirittäret (2020) (women's)
Rallying Rallin SM-sarja multiple disciplines (2020)
Rink bandy Kaukalopalloliiga (men's) Team No Control (2019)
Ringette Ringeten SM-sarja (women's) Nokian Urheilijat (2019)
Roller in-line hockey Rullakiekon SM-liiga Pahalampi (2019)
Rugby union Rugbyn SM-sarja Helsinki RUFC (2020)
Synchronized skating Muodostelmaluistelun SM-kilpailusarjoja Helsinki Rockettes (2020)
Volleyball Lentopallon SM-liiga VaLePa (2019) (men's)
LP Viesti Salo (2019) (women's)

* 2020 Finnish Champion not awarded due to the COVID-19 pandemic

ReferencesEdit

Significant content in this article is translated from the existing Finnish Wikipedia article at fi:Suomen-mestaruus; see its history for attribution.

  1. ^ "Jääkiekko - SM-liiga" (in Finnish). yle. 2019. pp. Both the URL and the menu for the sports (urheilu) section use “SM-liiga” to link to the main page for Liiga. Retrieved 2019-08-19.