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The National Sports Council has sections for preparing matters. The sections are appointed by the Ministry of Education and Culture after consulting the Council. Each section has a chairperson and a maximum of eight other members. The chairs of the sections must be members of the National Sports Council. The sections of the Sports Council for the period 2023–2027 are:

  1. Research and Evaluation Section
  2. Section for Foresight, Future and Equality
Research and Evaluation Section

Senior Researcher, Docent Erja Rappe, Age Institute (chair)
Chief Specialist Timo Ståhl, Finnish institute for health and welfare (vice-chair)
Associate Professor Arto Hautala, University of Jyväskylä
Specialist Doctor, Docent Olli J. Heinonen, Paavo Nurmi Centre
Professor Helka-Liisa Hentilä, University of Oulu
Senior Specialist Stina Oksa, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health
Head of RDI Unit Arto Pesola, South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences 
Associate professor, Academy Research Fellow Elina Sillanpää, University of Jyväskylä
Medical Specialist, Docent Arja Uusitalo, University of Helsinki

Secretary of the Section: Senior Specialist Saku Rikala, The National Sports Council

Section for Foresight, Future and Equality

General Secretary Henrika Backlund, Finlands Svenska Idrott (chair)
Associate professor Sami Kokko, University of Jyväskylä (vice-chair)
Executive Director Riitta Hämäläinen-Bister, Finnish Health and Fitness Center´s Association
Senior Researcher, Docent Antti Laine, University of Jyväskylä
Coach Juha Malinen 
Chief Jarno Parikka, The Finnish Olympic Committee
Head of Development Heidi Pekkola, Regional Sport of Finland
Senior Adviser Maria Salenius, The Association of Finnish Municipalities
Professor Petri Tapio, University of Turku

Secretary of the Section: General Secretary Toni Piispanen, The National Sports Council