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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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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...

Crisis impacts Finland’s buying and renting house markets

The coronavirus crisis is having a negative impact on Finland's housing market. Mortgage credit association Hypo says it could lead to a 2% fall in...

No new coronavirus deaths reported on Friday

The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare THL says there were no new coronavirus-related deaths reported in Finland on Friday. The total number of people...