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Refurbished Olympic Stadium becomes the home of Design Week 2020

Helsinki Design Week will find a home this year at the Olympic Stadium, which is coming to the end of a multi-year major refurbishment.  Construction has been ongoing at the stadium since 2016 and it's set to open to...

New €200 million Jätkäsaari complex could become Helsinki’s home of floorball

A new €200 million sports and hotel complex is planned for Helsinki's neighbourhood of Jätkäsaari, and it could become the home of floorball in the capital city region. The Royal Centre announced on Tuesday that more than 700 parking spaces...

Football stars score at annual Sports Gala

Finnish footballers have enjoyed a night of awards glory at the annual Sports Gala Urheilugaala in Helsinki on Thursday night. Norwich City striker Teemu Pukki won Sportsperson of the Year for his performance in the English Premier League, as well...

Curlers aim for World Championship places at Lohja tournament

Finnish curling teams are hoping to beat the odds and secure places at the upcoming World Championships in Canada - by beating some tough competition this week in Lohja. Sixteen teams are competing for just four remaining places in the...

Young Lions book semi final berth after victory over USA

Finland's Young Lions booked a place in the ice hockey U20 World Championships semi finals with a 1-0 victory against the USA. It means the Americans leave the tournament without a medal, but the Finns have a shot at taking...

Young Lions find winning form, as Finnish forward leads the scoring

Finland's U20 men's ice hockey team have found a winning formula over the weekend after a loss in their opening game of the IIHF World Championship in the Czech Republic. The Young Lions beat Slovakia 8-1 on Saturday, and followed...

Both Young Lions teams lose World Champ opening games

The Finnish men's U20 team, and the women's U18 both lost the opening games of their respective World Championship tournaments on Thursday. The men are the defending champions in their tournament which takes place in the Czech Republic and lost...

Fans go wild, as Huuhkajat make history with 3-0 Liechtenstein win

The Finnish men's national team made history on Friday night, beating Liechtenstein 3-0 to secure their place in next summer's Euro2020 tournament - the first time Finland has made it to the finals of an international competition after decades...

Tim Sparv’s biggest game: “I play for my country”

He calls himself the 'Big Bad Wolf' of his club side FC Midtjylland, but ahead of one of the biggest games of his life, Finnish men's national team captain Tim Sparv looks relaxed, and not at all intimidating. On Friday...

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Britain imposes new restrictions for Finns who want to work in UK

The British Government has raised the bar on Finns - and other Europeans - who want to move to the UK after Brexit. From January...

Capital region shoppers are Finland’s biggest organic food buyers

The Helsinki capital region is the country's biggest market for organic food, according to retailer HOK-Elanto. The company - which operates S-Market, Alepa, Sale, Prismo...

Embattled Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto facing Parliament, criminal investigations

Finland's embattled Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto (Greens) whose leadership at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been beset with allegations of bullying and poor staff...

New poll provides some political relief for government’s biggest parties

A new political poll from Helsingin Sanomat published on Wednesday provides some good news for the two main parties in government. Both the Social Democrats...

Morning headlines: Wednesday 19th February 2020

Marin meets Merkel for Berlin talks  Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) is in Berlin on Wednesday for her first meeting on German soil with Chancellor Angela Merkel. The...

Marin meets Merkel as Germany mulls generational political change

Prime Minister Sanna Marin (SDP) is in Berlin on Wednesday for her first meeting on German soil with Chancellor Angela Merkel. The main topic on...

WATCH: Last of the ‘Top Gun’ test jets arrive in Finland

The last of the international contenders to replace Finland’s ageing fleet of Hornet jets arrived at Pirkkala Air Base on Tuesday afternoon. Boeing sent an...

Korkeasaari bears wake early from winter hibernation

The two resident brown bears at Helsinki's Korkeasaari Zoo have woken early from their winter hibernation due to warmer weather, after a two month...