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‘Patient Zero’ – Following the viral exposure of a Covid-19 sports cluster

When Roni Klemola went to play ice hockey on Friday 4th September he was feeling completely fine. The 23-year old forward wasn't under the weather at all at the rink, with no suspicions he might have coronavirus before he went...

Another F1 podium finish for racer Valtteri Bottas

Finnish F1 driver Valtteri Bottas has claimed another podium finish, coming second at the Tuscan Grand Prix in Italy. Bottas' Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton took first place, his 90th career victory. The race saw a number of incidents and crashes, including a pile-up,...

Jokerit’s Belarus game canceled as human rights pressure mounted

The KHL season opener for Helsinki ice hockey team Jokerit against Dinamo Minsk in Belarus has been canceled. The team didn't show up at Helsinki Airport for their early afternoon flight, and shortly afterwards the club and KHL both issued...

Jokerit fans threaten home game boycott if team goes to Belarus

The official Jokerit ice hockey supporters club says it will boycott home games in Finland if the team goes ahead with Thursday's match against Dinamo Minsk in Belarus. In a statement Eteläpääty Ry says they've discussed the situation and come...

Jokerit facing backlash over Belarus game decision

Helsinki ice hockey club Jokerit are facing a backlash over their decision to go ahead with a game in the Belarus capital Minsk on Thursday, which critics say helps normalise the regime of President Lukashenko, and undermines support for...

GALLERY: Discover Helsinki’s renovated Olympic Stadium

Helsinki's Olympic Stadium - designed in the 1930s, and host of the 1952 summer games - has been given an impressive new makeover. The four-year renovation project cost €300 million and sees much of the original architecture retained, while modernising...

Olympic Stadium strikes gold with modern take on heritage architecture

Helsinki's iconic Olympic Stadium, a field of dreams for thousands of athletes over the decades, is open again for sporting glory. After four years of renovations, the results of a €300 million makeover showcase the original 1930's architecture with a...

Podium finish for Valtteri Bottas at 70th anniversary British Grand Prix

Finnish racer Valtteri Bottas has climbed back onto the podium after finishing third in Sunday's British Grand Prix. Bottas started the race in pole position but at the chequered flat he finished behind Dutch driver Max Verstappen driving for Red Bull,...

LISTEN: Summer Podkäst episode 4 out now

The new episode of our summer Podkäst is available now wherever you listen to your podcast content. On this week’s show Centre Party leader Katri Kulmuni talks about her summer 'listening tour' where she's been meeting hundreds of voters across the country - she also talks...

Valtteri Bottas clinches third at Hungarian Grand Prix

Finnish Formula 1 racer Valtteri Bottas has clinched third place at the Hungarian Grand Prix which took place on Sunday. It completes a 1-2-3 podium Finnish for the driver in the first three races of the re-booted F1 season, which was suspended...

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Q&A – New immigration registration process for Brits in Finland

A new system for British nationals is coming into effect in Finland from 1st October, after President Sauli Niinistö signed the final legal paperwork...

Morning headlines: Friday 18th September 2020

Ministers head to Naantali after Neste refinery closure Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) is leading a delegation of ministers to Naantali today, to meet with management...

Government ‘forgot’ about restaurant and tourism industry in budget

The Finnish Hospitality Association MaRa says the government 'forgot' about the restaurant and tourism industry in the 2021 budget, which was unveiled on Wednesday. MaRa has...

Barack Obama’s new book to be published in Finnish

The new book by former US President Barack Obama will be published in November in 25 languages, including Finnish. Obama's memoir, 'A Promised Land' -...

Finnair cuts domestic flights as government guarantees regional connections

Finnair says it will continue some flight services through the winter to five regional airports, but then stop those connections at the end of...

Human rights court rules against Finland in mass shooting case

The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg has ruled against Finland in the case of a 2008 mass shooting incident, saying that authorities...

Autumn storm Aila causes minor damage as it moves from west to east

Autumn storm Aila is continuing to cause minor damage and power outages as it moves from west to east. Overnight around 60,000 people were left...

Morning headlines: Thursday 17th September 2020

Hurricane-speed winds as autumn storm Aila causes damage Autumn storm Aila hit Åland and the west coast of Finland overnight with gusts of wind up...