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Valtteri Bottas wins Austria Grand Prix in first post-covid race

The Formula One season got into gear again on Sunday, with the first race of the re-arranged schedule taking place in Austria. Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas claimed the top podium spot, adding to his wins last season in USA, Australia, Azerbaijan...

Finnish floorball gets an international-focused makeover

Finland's semi-professional floorball league is being rebranded and given a new identity as F-Liiga. The new brand incorporates 30 clubs with 16 women's teams and 14 men's teams, and almost 900 players. The makeover is part of a drive to improve...

Women’s football league is first major competition to re-start

Finland's National League - Kansallinen Liiga - the top flight of women's football, is the first major competition to announce a start date, after the beginning of the season was postponed due to the coronavirus crisis. Games for the ten...

Mixed fortunes for pro sports, as clubs look to government for bailout

Finland's grass pitches stand idle. The basketball courts are empty. The ice rinks have melted. Pro sports is caught in the middle of unprecedented restrictions to slow the spread of coronavirus, and when the state of emergency was declared in...

Oulu footballers tackle coronvirus with community service

Footballers in Finland, left with no games or training due to the coronavirus restrictions, are finding new ways to tackle the impact of the epidemic. Players and staff at AC Oulu haven't yet faced mandatory salary cuts, but as a...

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...

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Turku hospital starts coronavirus drug treatment tests

Turku University Hospital Tyks has launched a trial of a drug called tocilizumab to see if it can help stop coronavirus patients from becoming...

HS investigation reveals widespread mistreatment of cleaning staff

A lengthy investigation by Helsingin Sanomat has uncovered widespread mistreatment of cleaning staff who are low paid, and often asylum seekers or new immigrants hoping...

Finnair raises €501 million, as passengers get ‘clean kits’ on expanded flight services

Finland's national airline Finnair has raised €501 million in a share offering that was so popular, it was oversubscribed by 11%. The fundraising effort was...

GALLERY: Finland’s baby birds are kind of adorable!

May and June are the busiest months in Finland for spotting baby birds. There are still some around in July but by now most...

England opens quarantine-free travel to passengers from Finland

Anyone in Finland who wants to travel to England this summer will be able to do so without having to quarantine, from 10th July. On...

A new political party? Timo Soini says maybe.

Veteran politician Timo Soini, who lead the Finns Party to become a major force in Finnish politics, who was a founding member of Blue Reform...

Finns’ confidence in life and the economy after coronavirus improves

A new survey highlights how Finns are relaxing their own personal coronavirus restrictions as the epidemic subsides, and how they have more confidence in...

Morning headlines: Friday 3rd July 2020

Finns relaxing their own coronavirus restrictions Two surveys have highlighted how Finns are relaxing their own personal coronavirus restrictions as the epidemic fades in Finland....