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Finland beats Greece in Euro qualifier

The Finnish men's national football team have notched up another impressive home victory. They beat Greece 1-0 at home on Thursday night in the 2020 UEFA Euro qualifiers. The only goal of the match came from the boot of Teemu Pukki...

Women’s national team players getting equal pay in new football deal

Members of the Finnish women's national football team have signed a new four year deal which guarantees them equal pay with the men's national team. "We want to be involved in the development of a more responsible and equal society"...

Kimi turns the Belgian airwaves blue with F1 crash swearing!

Finnish Formula 1 race ace Kimi Räikkönen didn't have a great time at the Belgium Grand Prix this weekend - and he made sure to let his support team know it! On the first turn of the first lap Red...

Lessons to be learned from weekend basketball losses

It's a tough weekend when you face two of the best basketball teams in the world on home territory, and come up short. The Finnish men's national basketball team Susijengi fell to Lithuania at Espoo's Metro Arena on Friday night 72-88....

Weekend friendlies give renewed Susijengi the chance to snarl

The posters say 'Welcome to Wolf Country', and this weekend two top basketball teams are heading to Finland to take on a Wolfpack - Susijengi - that's ready to bare its teeth. With the World Cup getting underway in just...

Meet the teenager from Lahti who’s revving up the rally world

If hurtling around a forest road at 180km per hour doesn't seem like a typical teenage hobby, then that's because Sami Pajari is not a typical teenager. The 17-year old from Lahti was recently named 'Flying Finn Future Star' for...

Rally brings tourists and new business opportunities to Central Finland

If you're looking for last minute accommodation in Jyväskylä this week, chances are you'll be out of luck. An estimated 260,000 people will descend on the Central Finland city and surrounding towns for the 69th iteration of Rally Finland, making...

Finnish drivers claim 2nd and 8th at British Grand Prix

Finnish drivers have claimed second and eighth places at the British Grand Prix today. Valtteri Bottas took the chequered flag some 24 seconds behind winner and team mate Lewis Hamilton, who claimed his sixth overall win on the Silverstone track. In a...

WATCH: Traditional Scottish sports take the high road to Loviisa

The skirl of the bagpipes livened up Midsummer holiday weekend in Loviisa, as enthusiasts of Scottish culture and sports gathered to celebrate a traditional Highland Games. The annual event was a showcase for some of Finland's strongest athletes who chucked,...

Tampere confirmed as main host city for 2022 ice hockey World Championships

Tampere has been chosen as the main host city for the 2022 ice hockey World Championships, as Helsinki plays a secondary role. The city's Tampere Deck Arena - which is still under construction - will be the home rink for all...

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Britain imposes new restrictions for Finns who want to work in UK

The British Government has raised the bar on Finns - and other Europeans - who want to move to the UK after Brexit. From January...

Capital region shoppers are Finland’s biggest organic food buyers

The Helsinki capital region is the country's biggest market for organic food, according to retailer HOK-Elanto. The company - which operates S-Market, Alepa, Sale, Prismo...

Embattled Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto facing Parliament, criminal investigations

Finland's embattled Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto (Greens) whose leadership at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been beset with allegations of bullying and poor staff...

New poll provides some political relief for government’s biggest parties

A new political poll from Helsingin Sanomat published on Wednesday provides some good news for the two main parties in government. Both the Social Democrats...

Morning headlines: Wednesday 19th February 2020

Marin meets Merkel for Berlin talks  Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) is in Berlin on Wednesday for her first meeting on German soil with Chancellor Angela Merkel. The...

Marin meets Merkel as Germany mulls generational political change

Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) is in Berlin on Wednesday for her first meeting on German soil with Chancellor Angela Merkel. The main topic on...

WATCH: Last of the ‘Top Gun’ test jets arrive in Finland

The last of the international contenders to replace Finland’s ageing fleet of Hornet jets arrived at Pirkkala Air Base on Tuesday afternoon. Boeing sent an...

Korkeasaari bears wake early from winter hibernation

The two resident brown bears at Helsinki's Korkeasaari Zoo have woken early from their winter hibernation due to warmer weather, after a two month...