The Swedish idrætsverden can look forward to financial support in a time, where, among other clubs, associations and organizers suffer heavy losses as a result of cancellations because of the coronavirus.
At a news conference Friday, says Sweden's minister of culture, Amanda Lind, and kulturudvalgets president, Christer Nylander, that you will support the sport with a half a billion Swedish kronor. It is equivalent to 339 million Danish kroner.
- It is going to go to the associations, which organises sporting events such as major cup tournaments, jogging and fighting on the eliteniveau, sounds, according to news agency TT.
The Swedish authorities have, like in several other european countries banned the larger crowds that gather to prevent the spread of the virus. It goes hard out of the sports world.
in particular, It has affected three of the country's biggest sports. The playoffs in both hockey and håndboldligaen have been called off, while the start of football season is postponed.
Also skiing and athletics are among the many sports that have been affected.
The funding is to be distributed by The Swedish Sports confederation (RF).
- RF has a good overview. It is important that these funds go to the organisations that need them most, says Amanda Lind.
She received already on Monday a letter from the RF with the initial calculation of how much the sport has lost in revenue on the basis of the many cancelled events.
It is from the calculations, the government, the country is in a bailout of half a billion Swedish kronor.
- Depending on the effect, coronavirusset have on the entire society, the total amount of development look different, but 500 million is an important addition, says Amanda Lind.
IN the RF will now speak with the various specialforbund to be smarter on how money should be allocated. From idrætsgrenene and between the width and the elite.
the Federation's spokesman Björn Eriksen is glad that the sport is allowed to self-manage the decisions about who should have what.
the federation has a list of the confederation, who suffer the greatest losses as a result of coronakrisen. Ice hockey bleed the most, followed by football and handball.