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Finnish Eagle Owls beat Bulgarian Lions 2-0 in Euro fixture

The Finnish men's national football team walked away 2-0 winners in their latest UEFA Nations League fixture on Sunday evening. Second half goals from the boots of Robert Taylor and substitute Fredrik Jensen secured the victory in the Group B4...

Valtteri Bottas retires from Eifel Grand Prix, after pole position start

Finnish F1 driver Valtteri Bottas retired from the Eifel Grand Prix in Germany on Sunday, after going into the race in pole position. Bottas was at the head of the grid in front of Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton who was...

Strict safety measures aim to keep Liiga hockey Covid-19 free this season

Finland's elite hockey players are lacing up their skates for the start of Liiga competition with more than a dozen games taking place over the weekend. The season got underway on Thursday with a curtain raiser in Hämeenlinna where the...

Valtteri Bottas races to victory at Russia Grand Prix

Finnish F1 driver Valterri Bottas has raced to victory at the Russian Grand Prix, at the expense of his Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton. Bottas lead for most of Sunday's race in Sochi, and also recorded the fastest lap - despite having...

Finland’s rugby champions crowned, despite disrupted Covid-19 season

Finland's domestic rugby season came to a climax this weekend after a summer season curtailed by coronavirus restrictions. Although other sports have started their competitions again - like football, ice hockey, Finnish baseball and floorball - rugby is unique in...

‘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...

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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...