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Food, drinks and security part of €20,000 price tag for Matti Nykänen’s state-funded funeral

Finnish taxpayers are footing the bill for the funeral of former ski jumper Matti Nykänen to the tune of €20,000, with the budget earmarked to cover a range of expenses. Nykänen died at the beginning of February, and in the days following...

Finland’s ENCE scoops major esports tournament second spot

Finland's ENCE team were pipped in the finals of one of esport's biggest tournaments, Counter Strike: Global Offensive, on Sunday night. They lost the best-of-three final in Katowice, Poland, to a determined Danish team Astralis 2-0. "They were the better team...

Finland vs France: ‘We’re used to being the underdogs’

Finland faces France tonight in a basketball clash that one player is describing as a "David and Goliath" contest. The men's national team Susijengi will take on world number three France at Espoo's Metro Arena this evening in a World...

Matti Nykänen to get state funded funeral

Finnish ski jump legend Matti Nykänen will not be getting a state funeral, but he will be getting his funeral funded by the state. Culture and Sports Minister Sampo Terho (Blue) says that the Finnish state will cover the costs of the...

Could Sean Bergenheim become Finland’s first NHL member of parliament?

Former pro hockey player Sean Bergenheim is planning to swap pucks for politics at the upcoming general election, as he makes a bid to become a member of parliament. Bergenheim is running as a Swedish People's Party candidate on the Uusimaa...

Matti Nykänen tribute at Lahti Ski Games

Spectators at the Lahti Ski Games and FIS World Cup have been paying tribute to Finnish ski jump legend Matti Nykänen this weekend. Nykänen died last Monday age 55, and while his later life after sporting success was plagued with years...

Hockey stars join President Niinistö on outdoor ice for climate change challenge

President Sauli Niinistö has joined former ice hockey stars at a weekend tournament that aims to highlight climate change issues. The Save Pond Hockey campaign is drawing attention to global warming, and using ice hockey as the way to get the message...

Brilliant, but deeply flawed: Finnish ski jump legend Matti Nykänen dead at 55

Finnish ski jump legend, and four time Olympic champion Matti Nykänen is dead at age 55. His wife reported that he passed away in the early hours of Monday morning, although the cause of death is not known at this time. Nykänen...

Bronze for Viveca Lindfors at European Championships

Finland's Viveca Lindfors has claimed a bronze medal at the European Figure Skating Championships in Minsk. It's Finland's first medal in the event since Kiira Korpi took silver back in 2012. The 19-year old was in fourth place after the short programme, behind two...

Football captain speaks out about controversial Qatar training camp

The captain of the Finnish men's football national team has made his first comments about a recent winter training trip to Qatar. Tim Sparv wrote a lengthy social media post in which he says he knows the country has problems,...

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Coronavirus round-up: Thursday 28th May 2020

Here’s our evening round-up of the latest coronavirus news from Finland: Latest virus figures from THL Conflicting messages on domestic summer travel Mixed reaction...

Municipal workers reach new pay and conditions deal

Thousands of workers in the municipal sector, including some teachers, nurses and other  healthcare workers, will be covered by a new collective bargaining contract...

Stay or go? Conflicting signals on domestic summer travel

Should you go to summer cottage this weekend, or stay at home? Are you allowed to plan a domestic travel 'staycation' this summer or...

Prime Minister’s sick leave continues until the end of the week

Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) is on sick leave until the end of the week. In a statement, the PM's office says she is suffering from...

Lapland communities brace for 50-year high spring floods

Communities across Lapland are bracing for spring floods which could reach their highest peak for 50 years, with up to 5-meter surges that threaten...

Cautious government response, critical opposition response to EU recovery plan

The Government has given a guarded response to the new EU coronavirus economic recovery plan, while Finland's main opposition parties have been more critical. On...

Morning headlines: Thursday 28th May 2020

Lapland communities brace for 50-year high spring floods Communities across Lapland are bracing for spring floods which could reach their highest peak for 50 years,...

Coronavirus round-up: Wednesday 27th May 2020

Here’s our evening round-up of the latest coronavirus news from Finland: Latest virus figures from THL Finland begins first domestic face mask production Unemployment...