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Finland Beat Greece for Eurobasket Win

Finland has secured a place in the next round of the Eurobasket tournament with a decisive 89-77 victory over Greece. Finland only needed to beat Greece, considered the weakest team in Group A, to get a berth in the last...

Eurobasket Win For Wolfpack

Finland's national basketball team have secured a hard-fought victory against Poland in the Eurobasket tournament in Helsinki. Susijengi - or Wolfpack - emerged triumphant 90-87 after two periods of extra time at Helsinki Arena. That means the Finnish men are currently...

Doubles 3rd Round Victory for US Open Finn

Finland's Henri Kontinen and his Australian doubles partner John Peers have moved into the fourth round of the US Open tennis tournament. Kontinen and Peers beat Russian pair Mikhail Elgin and Daniil Medvedev 7-6 (7-3), 6-4 in a match that...

Football Fans’ Improved Behaviour

If you got the impression that football fans were becoming better behaved, then you'd be right. Co-operation between clubs, authorities, sports groups and the local community plays a key role in reducing problem scenarios at Finnish sports events, according to Jouko...

Espoo United Cuts Women’s Basketball & Ice Hockey Teams

Espoo United says it is axing its women's basketball and ice hockey teams for financial reasons. "United's first year of action was a sporting success" says franchise founder and owner Jussi Salonoja. "But economically, so difficult, that we have to...

Life’s A Beach – New Volleyball Champs Crowned

A weekend on the beach for Finland's beach volleyball stars ended with new national champions being crowned in Jyväskylä. Jyrki Nurminen and Pekka Piippo clinched the title, after a tight battle against Santeri Siren and Ilari Määttänen. Next, Nurminen and...

Finnish Cup: Women’s Quarter Final Results

Six women's teams were in action today in the Finnish Cup quarter finals. Here are the final results: PK-35 Vantaa 2 - JyPK 1 Åland United 0 - Honka 2 Todays results mean that Kokkola's GBK faces PK-35 Vantaa; while Helsinki's HKJ...

Pitkämäki Fifth at Worlds, Loses Javelin Medal Chance

One of Finland's best hopes for a medal at the athletics World Championships in London ended with a fifth place finish in the javelin final. Tero Pitkämäki was the 2007 World Champion but has struggled to medal at recent events. Although...

Marathon Change for City Runners

Starting in 2018, Helsinki's blue ribbon running events will be combined into one day. Races will include a marathon, half marathon, marathon relay, 5km street race, and a mini-marathon event for children, and take place on 19th May under a...

Two 2001 Prospects Worth Keeping an Eye On

Author: Marco Bombino The 2001 born age-group is looking like a very promising group of prospects for Finland. There are some high-end players, especially at forward, that we have covered on the site with scouting reports. Here I will feature...

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

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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....