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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...

Finn Swims into World Championship Semis

Mimosa Jallow has cruised into the semi-finals of the 50m backstroke at the swimming World Championships in Budapest, setting a new Finnish record along the way. The Jyväskylä-based athlete clocked a time of 28.05 seconds in her heat, an improvement...

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Finland declares state of emergency over rising coronavirus cases

Finland has declared a state of emergency, with immediate effect, because of the rising number of coronavirus cases - especially in the capital city...

Kennel Club announces ban on guard dog ‘hobby training’ after horrific videos reveal abuse

The Finnish Kennel Club Kennelliitto has announced a ban on training of guard dogs as a hobby after video last week showed animals being...

Exiled Belarus opposition leader begins four-day Finland visit

The exiled opposition leader of Belarus Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya is beginning a four day visit to Finland on Monday. During her trip she will meet for...

MP Elina Lepomäki makes unexpected Helsinki election announcement

National Coalition Party MP Elina Lepomäki has announced that she'll be a candidate in May's municipal elections, standing for a Helsinki City Council seat -...

Spring weather on the way this week, but watch out for ‘takatalvi’

Meteorologists are forecasting spring-like weather on the way this week, but the fairer conditions come with the warning of 'takatalvi' or 'winter backlash' still...

Helsinki hits highest-ever positive covid cases as pandemic worsens in the capital

The City of Helsinki says 274 new Covid-19 cases were confirmed on Saturday, the highest single-day tally for the capital since the start of...

Flags are flying for Finnish Day of Culture and a celebration of Kalevala

Flags are flying in Finland today to celebrate Kalevala, the national epic literary work written by author Elias Lönnrot in 1835. February 28th is also...

Kirsi Piha quits: Kokoomus rocked as Helsinki mayor candidate drops out of the race

The National Coalition Party candidate in the Helsinki mayoral race Kirsi Piha has announced she won't now run for election, citing an ideological split in...