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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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Minister: Policy u-turn on electronic ankle tags for failed asylum seekers

The government has indicated a change in policy, and now says asylum seekers who had their applications rejected won't have to wear electronic ankle...

Morning headlines: Tuesday 7th July 2020

New coronavirus tracing app aims to balance privacy concerns A contact tracing app which is being rolled out in Finland at the beginning of September ...

Finland’s new coronavirus tracing app aims to balance privacy concerns

A contact tracing app which is being rolled out in Finland at the beginning of September  aims to balance privacy concerns with usefulness, after...

Warning as Tallinn cruise passengers exposed to coronavirus

Authorities are urging anyone who took a Silja Europa cruise to Tallinn from 30th June to 1st July to get a Covid-19 test even...

Kela backlog for callers to foreign language helplines

Finland's social security agency Kela says its foreign language helplines are getting so many calls that there's a long backlog for help, with many...

New recruits enlist with coronavirus restrictions in place

Some 12,000 new recruits are starting their military conscription today, and this year the coronavirus crisis brings some changes to their training. Most of the...

Tampere police investigate weekend homicide

Police in Tampere say they're investigating a homicide, attempted homicide and aggravated assault following an incident in the city's Haapalinna neighbourhood. It happened on Saturday...

Flags are flying for poet Eino Leino

Flags are flying in Finland today to celebrate summer, and for revered Finnish poet Eino Leino. The young poet, born towards the end of the 19th...