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Huuhkajat’s EURO dreams postponed by a year

The dreams of Finnish football fans, and players, are on hold for at least a year after UEFA postponed this year's EURO 2020 tournament. The Finnish men's national team - known as Huuhkajat, or Eagle Owls - qualified for this...

Ice hockey World Championships canceled over coronavirus concerns

The International Ice Hockey Federation IIHF has canceled the upcoming Women's World Championships due to the spread of Covid-19 coronavirus. The tournament, with the Finnish national team participating, was due to take place later this month in Canada. The host cities...

Men only? Tampere’s new arena gets a very masculine name

A huge new sports and leisure complex in Tampere, which will be the main venue for the 2022 ice hockey World Championships, has signed a 10-year naming rights deal with an Oulu-based tech company. But the name of the new...

National League: Top flight women’s soccer gets a gender-neutral name change

The highest level of women's football competition in Finland is getting a name change to become more gender-equal. From the start of the 2020 season the Nastien Liiga (Women's League) will be re-branded as the Kansallinen Liiga (National League). It's a...

Refurbished Olympic Stadium becomes the home of Design Week 2020

Helsinki Design Week will find a home this year at the Olympic Stadium, which is coming to the end of a multi-year major refurbishment.  Construction has been ongoing at the stadium since 2016 and it's set to open to...

New €200 million Jätkäsaari complex could become Helsinki’s home of floorball

A new €200 million sports and hotel complex is planned for Helsinki's neighbourhood of Jätkäsaari, and it could become the home of floorball in the capital city region. The Royal Centre announced on Tuesday that more than 700 parking spaces...

Football stars score at annual Sports Gala

Finnish footballers have enjoyed a night of awards glory at the annual Sports Gala Urheilugaala in Helsinki on Thursday night. Norwich City striker Teemu Pukki won Sportsperson of the Year for his performance in the English Premier League, as well...

Curlers aim for World Championship places at Lohja tournament

Finnish curling teams are hoping to beat the odds and secure places at the upcoming World Championships in Canada - by beating some tough competition this week in Lohja. Sixteen teams are competing for just four remaining places in the...

Young Lions book semi final berth after victory over USA

Finland's Young Lions booked a place in the ice hockey U20 World Championships semi finals with a 1-0 victory against the USA. It means the Americans leave the tournament without a medal, but the Finns have a shot at taking...

Young Lions find winning form, as Finnish forward leads the scoring

Finland's U20 men's ice hockey team have found a winning formula over the weekend after a loss in their opening game of the IIHF World Championship in the Czech Republic. The Young Lions beat Slovakia 8-1 on Saturday, and followed...

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First coronavirus cases detected in Finnish nursing homes

The first confirmed cases of coronavirus have been detected in Finnish nursing homes. Three elderly residents have died at a care home in the Ylä-Savon...

Coronavirus round-up: Friday 3rd April 2020

Here's our evening round-up of the latest coronavirus news from Finland: Latest: 1,615 coronavirus cases, 20 deaths - information letters sent out. Rescued: Behind...

Coronavirus advice letters begin to arrive in homes

An information pack from the government and health authorities about coronavirus has begun to arrive in homes. It's part of the government's wider outreach to...

Google data reveals how Finns are avoiding shared spaces, and flocking to parks

New data released by tech giant Google shows how peoples' movement has been affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The COVID-19 Communities Mobility Report for Finland...

VR waives railway restaurant rents for two months

State railways operator VR Group says it is waiving the rents of cafes and restaurants on its station properties across the country for two...

Mika Lintilä: “This is the worst moment of Finland’s economic history”

Minister of Economic Affairs Mika Lintilä (Centre) says the coronavirus crisis "is the worst moment of Finland's economic history" as he set out new...

Morning headlines: Friday 3rd April 2020

Rescued: The story of 100 stranded Finns, flown home from India Hundreds of stranded Nordic and Baltic travelers have been flown home from India in...

Rescued: The story of 100 stranded Finns, flown home from India

Hundreds of stranded Nordic and Baltic travelers have been flown home from India in an operation lead by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in...