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Both Young Lions teams lose World Champ opening games

The Finnish men's U20 team, and the women's U18 both lost the opening games of their respective World Championship tournaments on Thursday. The men are the defending champions in their tournament which takes place in the Czech Republic and lost...

Fans go wild, as Huuhkajat make history with 3-0 Liechtenstein win

The Finnish men's national team made history on Friday night, beating Liechtenstein 3-0 to secure their place in next summer's Euro2020 tournament - the first time Finland has made it to the finals of an international competition after decades...

Tim Sparv’s biggest game: “I play for my country”

He calls himself the 'Big Bad Wolf' of his club side FC Midtjylland, but ahead of one of the biggest games of his life, Finnish men's national team captain Tim Sparv looks relaxed, and not at all intimidating. On Friday...

Bottas wins US Grand Prix, but team mate Hamilton claims world title

Finnish Formula 1 driver Valtteri Bottas won the US Grand Prix in Austin Texas on Sunday evening. However, it wasn’t enough to stop his team mate Lewis Hamilton who came second, from claiming his sixth World Champion title. Bottas went into the race knowing he...

Norwich City is throwing a ‘Pukki Party’ in Helsinki, and we’re all invited

Torilla tavataan? The Finnish men's national football team Huuhkajat are facing the biggest game of their career later in November. They'll take on Lichtenstein on 15th November at Helsinki's Telia 5G arena, and a win will secure their place in the...

Out in sport: ‘Locker room gay trash talk is so normalised, but it’s not cool’

When former pro-hockey player Janne Puhakka announced he was gay in a weekend newspaper interview, it prompted a wave of support and encouragement for the ex-Espoo Blues star. On Puhakka's instagram page over the summer he wrote about how he had "always...

Valtteri Bottas still on track after Mexico podium finish

Finnish race driver Valtteri Bottas is still - technically - on track to win the F1 World Championship next weekend after a podium finish in Mexico. The Finn came third in Sunday evening's Mexico Grand Prix, behind Mercedes team mate Lewis...

Lauri Markkanen scores some big numbers – on the court, and at the bank

Finnish NBA star Lauri Markkanen is off to a flying start in the first game of the new basketball season in North America - even if his team lost their opening game. The Finn scored 35 points as his Chicago...

Mister Muscles: Finland’s strongest man goes for global gold

He's been Finnish Champion and European Champion, now Espoo strongman Paavo Paaso is going for gold at World Championship events on two different continents in the coming weeks. Strongman competitions were wildly popular throughout the 1980s and 90s in Europe, with...

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Coronavirus advice letters begin to arrive in homes

An information pack from the government and health authorities about coronavirus has begun to arrive in homes. It's part of the government's wider outreach to...

Google data reveals how Finns are avoiding shared spaces, and flocking to parks

New data released by tech giant Google shows how peoples' movement has been affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The COVID-19 Communities Mobility Report for Finland...

VR waives railway restaurant rents for two months

State railways operator VR Group says it is waiving the rents of cafes and restaurants on its station properties across the country for two...

Mika Lintilä: “This is the worst moment of Finland’s economic history”

Minister of Economic Affairs Mika Lintilä (Centre) says the coronavirus crisis "is the worst moment of Finland's economic history" as he set out new...

Morning headlines: Friday 3rd April 2020

Rescued: The story of 100 stranded Finns, flown home from India Hundreds of stranded Nordic and Baltic travelers have been flown home from India in...

Rescued: The story of 100 stranded Finns, flown home from India

Hundreds of stranded Nordic and Baltic travelers have been flown home from India in an operation lead by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in...

City of Savonlinna starts mass lay-off talks 

The city of Savonlinna in Finland's eastern lakeland region has started talks on lay-offs for municipal workers due to the impact of the coronavirus...

SUPO: Finland’s main terror threat still comes from lone wolf attacks

The Finnish Security and Intelligence Service Supo  published its new year book on Thursday, painting a picture of the threats facing Finland from domestic...