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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...

GALLERY: 50,000 fans cheer for the Lions

An estimated 50,000 people showed up at Helsinki's Kaisaniemi Park on Monday evening to welcome home the victorious men's national ice hockey team, fresh off the plane from winning the World Championships. In case you couldn't make it, here's a...

Big cash bonuses for ice hockey stars, as 2020 schedule unveiled

The Finnish Lions won a third World Championship gold by beating Canada 3-1 in the final last Sunday, and they're set to strike gold at home as well. The Finnish Ice Hockey Federation confirms that each player will receive a...

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Finns’ confidence in life and the economy after coronavirus improves

A new survey highlights how Finns are relaxing their own personal coronavirus restrictions as the epidemic subsides, and how they have more confidence in...

Morning headlines: Friday 3rd July 2020

Finns relaxing their own coronavirus restrictions Two surveys have highlighted how Finns are relaxing their own personal coronavirus restrictions as the epidemic fades in Finland....

Appeals Court upholds verdict against Finns Party MP for incitement crimes

The Court of Appeal in Rovaniemi has ruled to uphold a verdict against Finns Party Member of Parliament Sebastian Tynkkynen. The Oulu MP was convicted...

Mosquito capable of spreading malaria discovered in Finland

Researchers from the University of Helsinki say they’ve identified for the first time a species of mosquito in Finland which is likely to be...

Hot sunny weather sweetens Finland’s strawberry crop

The recent spell of warm weather means that Finland’s strawberry season is off to a good start in southern and central areas this year. The...

Poll: Slight majority of Finns consider racism a significant problem

Slightly more than half of Finns consider racism to be a significant problem, according to a new poll released to by Uutissuomalainen newspaper group. The...

Morning headlines: Thursday 2nd July 2020

Maria Ohisalo interview: Borders, feminism and Finland's green recovery Finland's Interior Minister Maria Ohisalo (Green) has three big issues on her desk at the moment: the...

Maria Ohisalo interview: Borders, feminism and Finland’s green recovery plan

It's been a memorably hectic first year in office for Maria Ohisalo. The Helsinki MP became leader of the Greens just weeks after her party...