SELL Student Games

SELL Student Games is a multisport event that is open for all university and college students all over the world. The name of the games are according to the first letters of the hosting countries, Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania in their respective languages (Finnish: Suomi, Estonian: Eesti, Latvian: Latvija, Lithuanian: Lietuvos)The principles of the games are that everyone can participate and therefore the event combines top sports and joyful student event. Nowadays the games gather together around 1800-2000 students.


The main disciplines of the games are athletics, swimming, orienteering, judo and chess as individual events. Basketball, volleyball (mini) football and floorball / unihockey are as team events. Also tennis, badminton, table tennis, wrestling, ultimate, aesthetic group gymnastics and ice-hockey has appeared in the games.


In 1923 student organizations of Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania established an extensive co-operation agreement, which resulted in first regional student competition for the university students of the respective countries in Tartu, Estonia. The competitions lasted until 1940 when the last winter games were held before the ties between Baltic States were severed by the World War II. During this period the there were organized separately summer games, winter games and chess tournaments. After Baltic States became independent again the tradition of competition was restored in a meeting held 21.4. 1997, and the SELL Games were organized in 1998 in Tartu. The competition has been open to all university students around the world since then.


SELL summer games

External links

* [ Official website of the 2006 SELL Student Games]
* [ Official website of the 2007 SELL Student Games]
* [ Official website of the 2008 SELL Student Games]

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Olympic Games — For the 776 BC to AD 393 Games see Ancient Olympic Games. For the most recent Summer Games in Beijing, see 2008 Summer Olympics. For the most recent Winter Games in Vancouver, see 2010 Winter Olympics. For the next Summer Games in London, see… …   Wikipedia

  • Friendship Games — logo Motto Sport, Friendship, Peace Purpose For athletes who didn t participate in the 1984 Summer Olympics The Friendship Games or Friendship 84 (Russian …   Wikipedia

  • Commonwealth Games — Federation seal, adopted in 2001 Motto Humanity – Equality – Destiny Headquarters …   Wikipedia

  • X Games — For the computer game series, see X (game series). X Games Most recent season or competition: X Games XVII Sport Extreme sports Founded 1995 …   Wikipedia

  • Pan American Games — Organizations Charter • PASO • NOCs • Symbols Sports • Competitors Medal tables • Medalists • Ceremonies The Pan American or Pan American Games (also known colloquially as the Pan Am Games) a …   Wikipedia

  • Mediterranean Games — Alexandria Mediterranean Games 1951 Flag of the games …   Wikipedia

  • Commonwealth Youth Games — The Commonwealth Youth Games are a small scale version of the Commonwealth Games, designed for the youth of the 71 Commonwealth countries. Contents 1 History 2 List of Commonwealth Youth Games 3 See Also 4 …   Wikipedia

  • Youth Olympic Games — Not to be confused with Junior olympics. YOG redirects here. For other uses, see YOG (disambiguation). Youth Olympic Games …   Wikipedia

  • International Island Games Association — The International Island Games Association (IGA) is an organisation the sole purpose of which is to organise the Island Games, a friendly biennial athletic competition between teams from several European islands and other small territories. The… …   Wikipedia

  • Military World Games — The Military World Games is a multi sport event for military sportspeople, organized by the International Military Sports Council (CISM). The Games have been held since 1995, although championships for separate sports had been held for some years …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.