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GALLERY: Discover Helsinki’s renovated Olympic Stadium

Helsinki's Olympic Stadium - designed in the 1930s, and host of the 1952 summer games - has been given an impressive new makeover. The four-year renovation project cost €300 million and sees much of the original architecture retained, while modernising...

Olympic Stadium strikes gold with modern take on heritage architecture

Helsinki's iconic Olympic Stadium, a field of dreams for thousands of athletes over the decades, is open again for sporting glory. After four years of renovations, the results of a €300 million makeover showcase the original 1930's architecture with a...

Podium finish for Valtteri Bottas at 70th anniversary British Grand Prix

Finnish racer Valtteri Bottas has climbed back onto the podium after finishing third in Sunday's British Grand Prix. Bottas started the race in pole position but at the chequered flat he finished behind Dutch driver Max Verstappen driving for Red Bull,...

LISTEN: Summer Podkäst episode 4 out now

The new episode of our summer Podkäst is available now wherever you listen to your podcast content. On this week’s show Centre Party leader Katri Kulmuni talks about her summer 'listening tour' where she's been meeting hundreds of voters across the country - she also talks...

Valtteri Bottas clinches third at Hungarian Grand Prix

Finnish Formula 1 racer Valtteri Bottas has clinched third place at the Hungarian Grand Prix which took place on Sunday. It completes a 1-2-3 podium Finnish for the driver in the first three races of the re-booted F1 season, which was suspended...

Valtteri Bottas wins Austria Grand Prix in first post-covid race

The Formula One season got into gear again on Sunday, with the first race of the re-arranged schedule taking place in Austria. Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas claimed the top podium spot, adding to his wins last season in USA, Australia, Azerbaijan...

Finnish floorball gets an international-focused makeover

Finland's semi-professional floorball league is being rebranded and given a new identity as F-Liiga. The new brand incorporates 30 clubs with 16 women's teams and 14 men's teams, and almost 900 players. The makeover is part of a drive to improve...

Women’s football league is first major competition to re-start

Finland's National League - Kansallinen Liiga - the top flight of women's football, is the first major competition to announce a start date, after the beginning of the season was postponed due to the coronavirus crisis. Games for the ten...

Mixed fortunes for pro sports, as clubs look to government for bailout

Finland's grass pitches stand idle. The basketball courts are empty. The ice rinks have melted. Pro sports is caught in the middle of unprecedented restrictions to slow the spread of coronavirus, and when the state of emergency was declared in...

Oulu footballers tackle coronvirus with community service

Footballers in Finland, left with no games or training due to the coronavirus restrictions, are finding new ways to tackle the impact of the epidemic. Players and staff at AC Oulu haven't yet faced mandatory salary cuts, but as a...

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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...