Sports in Tartu
Tartu is a sports-friendly, active city that holds around 250 sports events each year. Recreational sports events organised under the aegis of Tartu Maraton, Tour of Estonia cycling races and the Miss Valentine gymnastics and group gymnastics tournament are also known at the international level. Every year, the City of Tartu selects its finest athletes and trainers. Young and leading athletes from Tartu achieve good results in international and national competitions in individual and team events.
In the past few years, Tartu has seen the construction of a number of new sports facilities and renovated old ones. The city has revamped football fields and built tracks for recreational sports activities. Together with the University of Tartu, the city has launched a project in schools to support children’s physical activity.