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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...

Finland beats Armenia with impressive Euro 2020 win

The Finnish men's national football team scored an impressive win in the Euro 2020 qualifiers on Tuesday night. Huuhkajat - Eagle Owls - defeated Armenia 3-0 in Turku. Goals came off the boot of Fredrik Jensen in the first half; and...

Valtteri Bottas wins big in Japan Grand Prix

Finnish Formula 1 driver Valtteri Bottas has clinched another Grand Prix victory, winning in Japan on Sunday ahead of rival Sebastian Vettel and team mate Lewis Hamilton. It sets the scene for the Mercedes pair to battle it out for the...

Vantaa player chases World Cup dream with Africa debut

A footballer from Vantaa has been playing in the international spotlight this week as his team chased a seemingly impossible dream to qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Ahmed Said Ahmed plays for Vantaa side VJS, currently languishing...

Finland fall to Italy despite Pukki penalty

The Finnish men’s national football team are still on track to qualify for their first ever major international tournament, despite losing 2-1 to Italy on Sunday night. The Eagle Owls Huuhkajat took on powerhouse Italy in Tampere in the latest...

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"...

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Finnair begins new round of layoff talks today

Finnair is starting additional layoff talks today involving more than 6,000 staff. Although the national carrier has announced a return to around 30% of its...

Children in low-income families hit hardest by coronavirus stresses

Children in low-income Finnish families have been impacted by the stresses of the coronavirus crisis more than children from wealthier households. A new survey from...

Morning headlines: Monday 25th May 2020

Children from low-income families impacted most by coronavirus crisis Many children from low-income families are facing fears about the coronavirus crisis, and are concerned about...

PM forced to release coronavirus papers after accusations of secrecy

Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) has been forced to order the release of papers that show how an expert committee handled coronavirus deliberations, after being...

Karita Mattila: Opera diva, interrupted

Overture. Opera singer Karita Mattila is as energetic on the telephone as you would imagine from scrolling through her up-beat Twitter feed. "Oh no! I've called...

Coronavirus round-up: Friday 22nd May 2020

Here’s our evening round-up of the latest coronavirus news from Finland: No new coronavirus deaths reported on Friday President criticises eurozone Covid-19 bailouts Crisis...

Finns get comfortable and relax during lockdown

Finns are getting comfortable and relaxing at home during the coronavirus lockdown, spending more money on spa treatments and leisure wear clothing according to...

President criticises eurozone coronavirus recovery bailouts

Finnish President Sauli Niinistö has used the launch of his Kultaranta summer discussion event to criticise the idea of bailing out eurozone countries during the...