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Estonia ranks second for most Olympic medals won per capita

Despite its small size, Estonia has actually done remarkably well in the history of the Olympics: it ranks number eight in the total medal count and number two in summer Olympics, when calculated per capita. When the 46 athletes who have been selected to represent Estonia in Brazil, gather at …

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Estonian startup Sportlyzer named the world’s best technology for sports coaches and managers

Sportlyzer, a Tartu-based sports software startup, has been named the world’s best sports technology for managers and coaches at the 2016 Sports Technology Awards ceremony in London on 15 April. Sportlyzer was selected out of eight finalists in this category. The Estonian startup stood out from the competitors by being …

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WATCH: Your body is not a temple – an Estonian video encourages people to get out there and move

An Estonian production company, Ö&Q Studio, has created a video called “Your body is not a temple”, a short clip to inspire people to get out there and move. “People were adapted to be physically active. The average hunter-gatherer walked nine to 15 kilometres every day, but today a typical Westerner walks …

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VIDEO: In Estonia, extreme swinging does not mean a sexual practice…

The extreme form of Estonian swinging has developed into a sport, called kiiking. Invented by Ado Kosk in the 1990s, kiiking derives from the Estonian language word kiik, which means “swing”. Swinging has been a part of the Estonian village culture for hundreds of years. It has entertained the young and the …

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Global Estonians – Merle Liivand (Florida, US)

In our “Global Estonians” feature we talk to diverse people in different cities, countries and continents. Merle Liivand is a professional swimmer and swimming gear entrepreneur, based in Florida, the United States. Where in the world and how long you have been wandering around? As a professional swimmer I have had …

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Startup Spotlight: Sportlyzer

In Startup Spotlight, we zoom in on numerous Estonian startups, to find out more about their business model and how they operate. This time we’re featuring Sportlyzer, an all-in-one sports team management software for sports clubs to automate their everyday tasks and concentrate on building an efficient sports club. We spoke with …

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VIDEO: Estonia charmingly presented on Eurosport

In connection with Rally Estonia 2014, a beautiful video postcard of Estonia was presented by FIA European Rally Championship and Visit Estonia. Featured also on Eurosport – a pan-European sports network – the video depicts beautiful scenes of the Estonian summer in its towns and countryside. Driven in the Otepää area in southern …

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IOC adds wife-carrying to the 2016 summer Olympics, boosting Estonia’s chances of winning more gold medals

In a boon to Estonia’s chances for capturing Olympic gold, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced the addition of wife-carrying to the 2016 summer Olympics schedule. The backbreaking race will join other time-honoured events, including water polo, badminton and trampoline. A team sport, wife-carrying simply consists of a male …

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Kelly Sildaru – The future star of freestyle skiing (video)

The 11-year-old Estonian, Kelly Sildaru, won’t be representing her country in the winter Olympics which started on 7 February in Sochi, Russia – simply because she is too young to participate. But an international sports press is predicting a great future for her. Euronews recently called her “the future star …

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