Finland is a country well known for its sporting activities. The Finn have a reputation of being the most active among their European counterparts. Many children in Finland regard sporting activities as hobbies to be enjoyed. This is as a result of boisterous nature of the Finnish people and their love for activities that bring people together. Among the popular sports are basketball, snowboarding, football, ice hockey, http://directtelevisionpackages.com/direct-tv/New-York/Direct-TV-Buffalo/, gymnastics and floorball. The highlight of football in Finland is the Helsinki cup tournament which features participants from different parts of the world. The tournament seeks to present playing skills and is also an opportunity for cultures to interact. Finland is also the world champion in Floorball and has emerged in top positions since the inaugural tournament in 1996. The Snowboarding world cup was held in December of 2011 with Finland emerging at the top position. In 2012, there are many international sports tournaments scheduled to take place in various parts of Finland. Examples of this include the Helsinki athletics championship and the 87th Lahti ski games. In all these sports, Finland is among the strongest participants and hopes to emerge top in various categories. This verifies the countryâ€°Ã›Âªs commitment to sports.