Lots of of Fins took to the muck this weekend to compete within the annual world championship of “suolentis” — also called swamp volleyball.
Greater than eighty groups traveled to Haukivuori, a small village that’s a three-hour drive north from Helsinki, to play volleyball knee-deep in mud.
The principles are “are equal to seashore volley guidelines,” the group’s web site says.
Suolentis was “first examined” in 2003, and the annual world championship has taken place since 2006, in accordance with the neighboring metropolis of Mikkeli, which co-sponsored the tourney.
About 1,000 individuals have been anticipated to come back out for the event this weekend, and a “star performer” was booked, town stated.
Overseas groups weren’t allowed this 12 months as a consequence of COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.