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Finland at the Olympics

Finland first participated at the Olympic Games in 1908, and has sent athletes to compete in every Summer Olympic Games and every Winter Olympic Games since then. Finland was also the host nation for the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki. Finnish athletes have won a total of 302 medals at the Summer Games, mostly in athletics and wrestling. Finland has also won 162 medals at the Winter Games, mostly in nordic skiing events.

Finland at the
Olympics
Flag of Finland.svg
IOC codeFIN
NOCFinnish Olympic Committee
Websitewww.olympiakomitea.fi (in Finnish)
Medals
Gold
144
Silver
148
Bronze
178
Total
470
Summer appearances
Winter appearances
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

The National Olympic Committee for Finland is the Finnish Olympic Committee, and was created and recognized in 1907, when Finland was an autonomous part, the Grand Duchy of Finland of the Russian Empire (until 1917). Finland has earned medals at every Olympic game since 1908, a feat matched only by Finland's neighboring country Sweden.

Hosted GamesEdit

Finland has hosted the Games on one occasion.

Games Host city Dates Nations Participants Events
1952 Summer Olympics Helsinki 19 July–3 August 69 4,955 149

Medal tablesEdit

*Red border color indicates tournament was held on home soil.

Summer Olympic medalists since 1992Edit

Medal Name Games Sport Event
  Gold Mikko Kolehmainen   1992 Barcelona   Canoeing Men's K-1 500 metres
  Silver Ismo Falck
Jari Lipponen
Tomi Poikolainen
  1992 Barcelona   Archery Men's team
  Silver Seppo Räty   1992 Barcelona   Athletics Men's javelin throw
  Bronze Jyri Kjäll   1992 Barcelona   Boxing Men's light welterweight
  Bronze Antti Kasvio   1992 Barcelona   Swimming Men's 200 metre freestyle
  Gold Heli Rantanen   1996 Atlanta   Athletics Women's javelin throw
  Silver Jani Sievinen   1996 Atlanta   Swimming Men's 200 metre individual medley
  Silver Marko Asell   1996 Atlanta   Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman 74 kg
  Bronze Seppo Räty   1996 Atlanta   Athletics Men's javelin throw
  Gold Arsi Harju   2000 Sydney   Athletics Men's shot put
  Gold Jyrki Järvi
Thomas Johanson
  2000 Sydney   Sailing 49er class
  Silver Juha Hirvi   2000 Sydney   Shooting Men's 50 metre rifle three positions
  Bronze Marko Yli-Hannuksela   2000 Sydney   Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman 76 kg
  Silver Marko Kemppainen   2004 Athens   Shooting Men's skeet
  Silver Marko Yli-Hannuksela   2004 Athens   Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman 74 kg
  Gold Satu Mäkelä-Nummela   2008 Beijing   Shooting Women's trap
  Silver Minna Nieminen
Sanna Sten
  2008 Beijing   Rowing Women's lightweight double sculls
  Bronze Tero Pitkämäki   2008 Beijing   Athletics Men's javelin throw
  Bronze Henri Häkkinen   2008 Beijing   Shooting Men's 10 metre air rifle
  Silver Tuuli Petäjä   2012 London   Sailing Women's sailboard
  Bronze Silja Kanerva, Silja Lehtinen, Mikaela Wulff   2012 London   Sailing Elliott 6m
  Silver Antti Ruuskanen   2012 London   Athletics Men's javelin throw
  Bronze Mira Potkonen   2016 Rio de Janeiro   Boxing Women's lightweight

Finland by sports at the Winter OlympicsEdit

Alpine skiingEdit

Beginning in 1948, Finland has taken part in alpine skiing in 12 previous Olympic games with a medal record of 1 silver in 2006.[1][2][3] In 2010, Finland took part in 7 alpine skiing events with a team of 4, their highest placing being 6th (in women's slalom).[4]

BiathlonEdit

Since biathlon was introduced in the Olympics in 1960, Finland has taken part in the sport in all previous 14 games, with a medal record of 4 silvers and 2 bronzes, latest won in 1998,[5] plus 1 silver from military patrol.[6][7][8] In 2010, Finland took part in 6 biathlon events with a team of 4, their highest placing being 41st (in men's sprint).[9]

BobsleighEdit

Finland has never participated Olympic bobsleigh.[10][11]

Cross-country skiingEdit

Finland has taken part in cross country skiing in all previous Winter Olympic Games with a medal record of 19 golds, 22 silvers and 32 bronzes.[12][13][14] In 2010, Finland took part in all 12 cross country skiing events with team of 17, winning bronze in women's 30 kilometre classical and 4 × 5 kilometre relay.[15]

CurlingEdit

Finland has participated Olympic curling twice, first in 2002, and last in 2006, when they won silver.[16][17][18]

Figure skatingEdit

Beginning in the 1920 Summer Olympics, Finland has taken part in figure skating in 15 Olympic games with a medal record of 1 gold and 1 silver, latest won in 1924.[19][20][21] In 2010, Finland took part in 2 figure skating events with a team of 3, their highest placing being 6th (in ladies' singles).[22]

Freestyle skiingEdit

Since freestyle skiing became an Olympic sport in 1992, Finland has taken part in it in all previous games, with a medal record of 1 gold, 2 silvers and 1 bronze, latest medal won in 2006.[23][24][25] In 2010, Finland took part in 2 freestyle skiing events with a team of 4, their highest placing being 14th (in men's moguls).[26]

Ice hockeyEdit

Beginning in 1952, Finland has taken part in ice hockey in 15 previous Olympic games, with a medal record of 2 silvers and 5 bronzes.[27][28][29]

LugeEdit

Finland has never participated Olympic luge.[11][30]

Nordic combinedEdit

Beginning in the first Winter Olympic games, Finland has taken part in Nordic combined in 20 previous games, with a medal record of 4 golds, 8 silvers and 2 bronzes, latest medal won in 2006.[31][32][33] In 2010, Finland took part in all 3 Nordic combined events with a team of 4, their highest placing being 4th (in individual large hill/10 km).[34]

Short track speed skatingEdit

Finland has never participated Olympic short track speed skating.[11][35]

SkeletonEdit

Finland has never participated Olympic skeleton.[11][36]

Ski jumpingEdit

Beginning at the first Winter Olympics, Finland has taken part in ski jumping in 20 previous games, with a medal record of 10 golds, 8 silvers and 4 bronzes, making Finland the most successful ski jumping country up to 2010, latest medals won in 2006.[37][38][39][40] In 2010, Finland took part in all 3 ski jumping events with a team of 5, their highest placing being 4th (in normal hill individual and large hill team).[41]

SnowboardingEdit

Since snowboarding became an Olympic sport in 1998, Finland has participated in it in all previous games, with a medal record of 1 silver and 1 bronze.[42][43][44] In 2010, Finland took part in 2 snowboarding events with a team of 5, winning silver in men's halfpipe.[45]

Speed skatingEdit

Beginning in the first Olympic Winter Games in 1924, Finland has taken part in speed skating in 20 previous Olympics, with a medal record of 7 golds, 8 silvers and 9 bronzes, latest medal won in 1968.[46][47][48] In 2010, Finland took part in 2 speed skating events with a team of 4, their highest placing being 5th (in men's 500 metres).[49]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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