Sell Student Games 2014

The annual sell student games for 2014 will be held in Tartu, Estonia after the success of the games held in Riga, Latvia in May 2013.
A multi-sport event that is open for all college and university students all over the world just finished in May 2013. 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: Lietuva. 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 floor ball / unihockey are as team events. In addition, 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 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. It is growing in popularity each year with the massive coverage it receives and more students attend the games each year from more different countries.

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