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10-09-2012, 03:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Theokritos View Post
They're not company-like franchises, they are clubs (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Club). You can be member of a club, but you cannot own it. It is an association of people dedicated to a common purpose. If anything you can say it is mass-owned, but not even that is really true: while the members pay a fee to keep the club going, they still don't own anything in terms of law.



The IFK thing and the term "Helsingfors" indicate Swedish origins, right?
Finland was a part of Sweden for several hundreds of years

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