Finland at the 2010 Winter Olympics

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Finland at the Olympic Games

Flag of Finland
IOC code  FIN
NOC Finnish Olympic Committee
Website sport.fi/olympiakomitea (Finnish)
At the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver
Competitors 95 in 10 sports
Flag bearer Ville Peltonen (opening)
Tanja Poutiainen (closing)
Medals
Rank: 24
Gold
0
Silver
1
Bronze
4
Total
5
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games
Intercalated Games
1906
The athletes entering the stadium during the opening ceremonies

Finland participated at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Silver Piiroinen, PeetuPeetu Piiroinen Snowboarding Men's halfpipe 17 February
 Bronze Pirjo Muranen
Virpi Kuitunen
Riitta-Liisa Roponen
Aino-Kaisa Saarinen
Cross-country skiing Women's 4 x 5 km relay 25 February
 Bronze Finland women's national ice hockey team
Anne Helin   Terhi Mertanen   Saija Sirviö
Jenni Hiirikoski   Heidi Pelttari   Nina Tikkinen
Venla Hovi   Mariia Posa   Minnamari Tuominen
Michelle Karvinen   Annina Rajahuhta   Saara Tuominen
Mira Kuisma   Karoliina Rantamäki   Linda Välimäki
Emma Laaksonen   Noora Räty   Anna Vanhatalo
Rosa Lindstedt   Mari Saarinen   Marjo Voutilainen
Ice hockey Women's tournament 25 February
 Bronze Aino-Kaisa Saarinen Cross-country skiing 30 km classical 27 February
 Bronze Finland men's national ice hockey team
Niklas Bäckström   Mikko Koivu   Janne Niskala
Valtteri Filppula   Saku Koivu   Ville Peltonen
Niklas Hagman   Lasse Kukkonen   Joni Pitkänen
Jarkko Immonen   Jere Lehtinen   Jarkko Ruutu
Olli Jokinen   Sami Lepistö   Tuomo Ruutu
Niko Kapanen   Toni Lydman   Sami Salo
Miikka Kiprusoff   Antti Miettinen   Teemu Selänne
  Antero Niittymäki   Kimmo Timonen
Ice hockey Men's tournament 27 February

Review[edit]

The Finnish Olympic Committee had set a goal of 12 medals for the 2010 Winter Olympics, and considered the result of 5 medals far weaker than expected. By discipline, it summarized in its annual report: "The most positive results were achieved in ice hockey, snowboarding and figure skating, whereas the performances in cross-country skiing, ski jumping, Nordic combined and biathlon were clearly below the expected."[1]

The central conclusions drawn by the Olympic committee on coaching issues on which to take action towards 2014 were:[2]

  • The role and leadership of head coaches were weak.
  • The competence of the coaching of national sports federations was inadequate.
  • The ratio of decentralized and centralized exercise was distorted.
  • Know-how in mental training was weak.
  • The emphasis of ski maintenance has elevated in winter sports.

Alpine skiing pictogram.svg Alpine skiing[edit]

Athlete[3] Event Final
Run 1 Run 2 Total Rank
Andreas Romar Men's downhill n/a 1:58.71 42
Men's super-G n/a Did not finish
Men's giant slalom 1:19.79 1:22.52 2:42.31 30
Men's slalom Did not finish
Men's combined 2:00.89 Did not finish
Marcus Sandell Men's giant slalom 1:18.58 Did not finish
Sanni Leinonen Women's giant slalom 1:18.38 1:14.06 2:32.44 30
Women's slalom Did not finish
Tanja Poutiainen Women's giant slalom 1:16.16 1:12.01 2:28.17 13
Women's slalom 52.46 Did not finish

Biathlon pictogram.svg Biathlon[edit]

Athlete[3] Event Final
Time Misses Rank
Timo Antila Men's sprint 26:37.4 1 19
Men's pursuit 38:22.1 6 52
Men's individual 54:22.7 5 56
Mari Laukkanen Women's sprint 22:45.0 4 68
Women's individual 45:36.4 3 43
Kaisa Mäkäräinen Women's sprint 22:27.3 3 59
Women's pursuit 34:50.0 2 45
Women's individual 45:46.4 4 46
Paavo Puurunen Men's sprint 28:04.8 4 73
Men's individual 54:15.7 3 15

Cross country skiing pictogram.svg Cross-country skiing[edit]

Distance
Men
Athlete[3] Event Final
Time Rank
Matti Heikkinen 15 km freestyle 28:32.3 5
30 km pursuit Did not finish
Sami Jauhojärvi 30 km pursuit Did not finish
50 km classical 2:06:43.2 20
Teemu Kattilakoski 15 km freestyle 35:06.8 27
Juha Lallukka 15 km freestyle 35:28.8 34
Lari Lehtonen 30 km pursuit 1:20:34.5 33
50 km classical 2:16:26.2 43
Ville Nousiainen 15 km freestyle 34:45.5 13
30 km pursuit Did not finish
50 km classical 2:11:38.0 37
Sami Jauhojärvi
Matti Heikkinen
Teemu Kattilakoski
Ville Nousiainen
4 x 10 km relay 1:45:30.3 5
Women
Athlete[3] Event Final
Time Rank
Virpi Kuitunen 30 km classical 1:33:36.7 13
Krista Lähteenmäki 10 km freestyle 27:49.4 52
30 km classical 1:35:08.4 25
Pirjo Muranen 15 km pursuit 42:50.5 30
Riitta-Liisa Roponen 10 km freestyle 25:24.3 6
15 km pursuit 42:14.3 19
Aino-Kaisa Saarinen 10 km freestyle 25:59.5 15
15 km pursuit 40:40.6 5
30 km classical 1:31:38.7 3rd
Riikka Sarasoja 10 km freestyle 26:50.2 31
15 km pursuit 42:24.4 21
30 km classical 1:33:33.2 12
Pirjo Muranen
Virpi Kuitunen
Riitta-Liisa Roponen
Aino-Kaisa Saarinen
4 x 5 km relay 55:49.9 3rd
Sprint
Athlete[3] Event Qualifying Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Total Rank Total Rank Total Rank Total Rank
Sami Jauhojärvi Men's sprint 3:39.57 21 Q 3:36.9 2 Q 3:39.6 6 Did not advance
Virpi Kuitunen Women's sprint 3:43.72 6 Q 3:39.9 2 Q 3:46.4 5 Did not advance
Kalle Lassila Men's sprint 3:39.12 19 Q 3:42.2 2 Q 3:43.7 5 Did not advance
Pirjo Muranen Women's sprint 3:46.04 15 Q 3:41.7 5 Did not advance
Kirsi Perälä Women's sprint 3:48.08 20 Q 3:39.7 4 Did not advance
Aino-Kaisa Saarinen Women's sprint 3:38.82 2 Q 3:40.7 3 Did not advance
Matias Strandvall Men's sprint 3:42.74 37 Did not advance
Jesse Väänänen Men's sprint 3:39.21 20 Q 3:38.7 5 Did not advance
Ville Nousiainen
Lasse Paakkonen
Men's team sprint n/a 3:12.8 5 Q 3:17.6 10
Riitta-Liisa Roponen
Riikka Sarasoja
Women's team sprint n/a 3:02.6 5 Q 3:00.9 8

Figure skating pictogram.svg Figure skating[edit]

Finland has qualified one entrant in men's singles and two in ladies singles, for a total of three athletes.[4]

Athlete(s) Event CD SP/OD FS/FD Total
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Ari-Pekka Nurmenkari Men 44.62 30 Did not qualify 44.62 30
Kiira Korpi Ladies' 52.96 17 108.61 11 161.57 11
Laura Lepistö Ladies' 61.36 10 126.61 4 187.97 6

Freestyle skiing pictogram.svg Freestyle skiing[edit]

Athlete[3] Event Qualifying Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Arttu Kiramo Men's moguls 23.78 12 Q 22.76 16
Tapio Luusua Men's moguls 22.83 21 Did not advance
Mikko Ronkainen Men's moguls 23.00 20 Q 23.50 14
Ski cross
Athlete[3] Event Qualifying 1/8 finals Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
Time Rank Position Position Position Position Rank
Juha Haukkala Men's ski cross 1:14.66 22 Q 3 Did not advance

Ice hockey[edit]

Men's tournament[edit]

Roster

The following is the Finnish roster in the men's ice hockey tournament of the 2010 Winter Olympics.[5] view

No. Pos. Name Height Weight Birthdate Birthplace 2009–10 team
33 G Backstrom, NiklasNiklas Bäckström 185 cm (6 ft 1 in) 700189000000000000089 kg (196 lb) 13 February 1978 Helsinki Minnesota Wild (NHL)
34 G Kiprusoff, MiikkaMiikka Kiprusoff 188 cm (6 ft 2 in) 700185000000000000085 kg (187 lb) 26 October 1976 Turku Calgary Flames (NHL)
30 G Niittymaki, AnteroAntero Niittymäki 185 cm (6 ft 1 in) 700184000000000000084 kg (185 lb) 18 June 1980 Turku Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL)
5 D Kukkonen, LasseLasse Kukkonen 183 cm (6 ft 0 in) 700185000000000000085 kg (187 lb) 18 September 1981 Oulu Avangard Omsk (KHL)
18 D Lepisto, SamiSami Lepistö 183 cm (6 ft 0 in) 700180000000000000080 kg (180 lb) 17 October 1984 Espoo Phoenix Coyotes (NHL)
32 D Lydman, ToniToni Lydman 185 cm (6 ft 1 in) 700192000000000000092 kg (203 lb) 25 September 1977 Lahti Buffalo Sabres (NHL)
21 D Niskala, JanneJanne Niskala 184 cm (6 ft 0 in) 700185000000000000085 kg (187 lb) 22 September 1981 Västerås, Sweden Frölunda Indians (SEL)
25 D Pitkanen, JoniJoni Pitkänen 191 cm (6 ft 3 in) 700197000000000000097 kg (214 lb) 19 September 1983 Oulu Carolina Hurricanes (NHL)
6 D Salo, SamiSami Salo 191 cm (6 ft 3 in) 700193000000000000093 kg (205 lb) 2 September 1974 Turku Vancouver Canucks (NHL)
44 D Timonen, KimmoKimmo TimonenA 178 cm (5 ft 10 in) 700188000000000000088 kg (194 lb) 18 March 1975 Kuopio Philadelphia Flyers (NHL)
51 F Filppula, ValtteriValtteri Filppula 183 cm (6 ft 0 in) 700188000000000000088 kg (194 lb) 20 March 1984 Vantaa Detroit Red Wings (NHL)
10 F Hagman, NiklasNiklas Hagman 183 cm (6 ft 0 in) 700193000000000000093 kg (205 lb) 5 December 1979 Helsinki Calgary Flames (NHL)
62 F Immonen, JarkkoJarkko Immonen 183 cm (6 ft 0 in) 700195000000000000095 kg (209 lb) 19 April 1982 Rantasalmi Ak Bars Kazan (KHL)
12 F Jokinen, OlliOlli Jokinen 191 cm (6 ft 3 in) 700198000000000000098 kg (216 lb) 5 December 1978 Kuopio New York Rangers (NHL)
39 F Kapanen, NikoNiko Kapanen 175 cm (5 ft 9 in) 700182000000000000082 kg (181 lb) 29 April 1978 Hattula Ak Bars Kazan (KHL)
9 F Koivu, MikkoMikko Koivu 188 cm (6 ft 2 in) 700191000000000000091 kg (201 lb) 12 March 1983 Turku Minnesota Wild (NHL)
11 F Koivu, SakuSaku KoivuC 178 cm (5 ft 10 in) 700183000000000000083 kg (183 lb) 23 November 1974 Turku Anaheim Ducks (NHL)
26 F Lehtinen, JereJere Lehtinen 183 cm (6 ft 0 in) 700187000000000000087 kg (192 lb) 24 June 1973 Espoo Dallas Stars (NHL)
20 F Miettinen, AnttiAntti Miettinen 183 cm (6 ft 0 in) 700186000000000000086 kg (190 lb) 3 July 1980 Hämeenlinna Minnesota Wild (NHL)
16 F Peltonen, VilleVille Peltonen 178 cm (5 ft 10 in) 700183000000000000083 kg (183 lb) 24 May 1973 Vantaa Dynamo Minsk (KHL)
37 F Ruutu, JarkkoJarkko Ruutu 185 cm (6 ft 1 in) 700193000000000000093 kg (205 lb) 23 August 1975 Vantaa Ottawa Senators (NHL)
15 F Ruutu, TuomoTuomo Ruutu 185 cm (6 ft 1 in) 700196000000000000096 kg (212 lb) 16 February 1983 Vantaa Carolina Hurricanes (NHL)
8 F Selanne, TeemuTeemu SelänneA 183 cm (6 ft 0 in) 700193000000000000093 kg (205 lb) 3 July 1970 Helsinki Anaheim Ducks (NHL)

Group play[edit]

Finland played in Group C.

Round-robin

All times are local (UTC-8).

17 February 2010 v
12:00
Finland  5 – 1
(2–0, 1–1, 2–0)
 Belarus Canada Hockey Place, Vancouver
Attendance: 16,639
19 February 2010 v
21:00
Finland  5 – 0
(1–0, 2–0, 2–0)
 Germany Canada Hockey Place, Vancouver
Attendance: 16,662
21 February 2010 v
21:00
Sweden  3 – 0
(1–0, 2–0, 0–0)
 Finland Canada Hockey Place, Vancouver
Attendance: 17,410
Standings
Team
GP W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts
 Sweden 3 3 0 0 0 9 2 +7 9
 Finland 3 2 0 0 1 10 4 +6 6
 Belarus 3 1 0 0 2 8 12 −4 3
 Germany 3 0 0 0 3 3 12 −9 0

Final rounds[edit]

Quarterfinal
24 February 2010 v
19:00
Finland  2 – 0
(0–0, 0–0, 2–0)
 Czech Republic UBC Winter Sports Centre, Vancouver
Attendance: 5,461
Semifinal
26 February 2010 v
12:00
United States  6 – 1
(6–0, 0–0, 0–1)
 Finland Canada Hockey Place, Vancouver
Attendance: 17,602
Bronze medal game
27 February 2010 v
19:00
3rd Finland  5 – 3
(1–0, 0–3, 4–0)
 Slovakia Canada Hockey Place, Vancouver
Attendance: 17,322

Women's tournament[edit]

Roster

The following is the Finnish roster in the women's ice hockey tournament of the 2010 Winter Olympics.[6] view

Position Name Height Weight Birthdate Birthplace 2009–10 team
G Kuisma, MiraMira Kuisma 168 65 6 May 1987 Kuopio Finland Oulun Kärpät
G Raty, NooraNoora Räty 164 68 29 May 1989 Espoo United States Minnesota Golden Gophers
G Vanhatalo, AnnaAnna Vanhatalo 178 65 29 February 1984 Helsinki Finland Espoo Blues
D Hiirikoski, JenniJenni HiirikoskiA 161 60 30 March 1987 Lempäälä Finland Ilves Tampere
D Laaksonen, EmmaEmma LaaksonenC 159 59 17 December 1981 Washington, D.C., United States Finland Espoo Blues
D Lindstedt, RosaRosa Lindstedt 186 78 24 January 1988 Ylöjärvi Finland Ilves Tampere
D Mertanen, TerhiTerhi Mertanen 166 68 4 April 1981 Joensuu Finland Espoo Blues
D Pelttari, HeidiHeidi Pelttari 166 69 2 August 1985 Tampere Finland Ilves Tampere
D Posa, MariiaMariia Posa 164 58 21 February 1988 Hyvinkää United States Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs
D Sirvio, SaijaSaija Sirviö 172 62 29 December 1982 Oulu Finland Oulun Kärpät
F Helin, AnneAnne Helin 170 68 28 January 1987 Helsinki Finland Oulun Kärpät
F Hovi, VenlaVenla Hovi 169 62 28 October 1987 Tampere Finland Ilves Tampere
F Karvinen, MichelleMichelle Karvinen 166 70 27 March 1990 Rødovre, Denmark Denmark Rødovre
F Rajahuhta, AnninaAnnina Rajahuhta 164 62 8 March 1989 Helsinki Finland Ilves Tampere
F Rantamaki, KaroliinaKaroliina Rantamäki 163 65 23 February 1978 Espoo Russia SKIF
F Saarinen, MariMari Saarinen 172 67 30 July 1981 Kangasala Finland Ilves Tampere
F Tikkinen, NinaNina Tikkinen 170 67 6 February 1987 Salo United States Minnesota State Mavericks
F Tuominen, MinnamariMinnamari Tuominen 165 67 26 June 1990 Helsinki United States Ohio State Buckeyes
F Tuominen, SaaraSaara TuominenA 169 65 1 January 1986 Ylöjärvi United States Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs
F Voutilainen, MarjoMarjo Voutilainen 168 70 22 March 1981 Kuopio Finland Espoo Blues
F Valimaki, LindaLinda Välimäki 165 62 31 May 1990 Ylöjärvi Finland Ilves Tampere

Group play[edit]

Finland played in Group B.

Team
GP W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts
 United States 3 3 0 0 0 31 1 30 9
 Finland 3 2 0 0 1 7 8 -1 6
 Russia 3 1 0 0 2 3 19 -16 3
 China 3 0 0 0 3 3 16 -13 0
Round-robin

All times are local (UTC-8).

14 February 2010 v
16:30
Finland  5 – 1
(1–1, 2–0, 2–0)
 Russia UBC Winter Sports Centre, Vancouver
Attendance: 5,275
16 February 2010 v
19:00
Finland  2 – 1
(0–1, 2–0, 0–0)
 China UBC Winter Sports Centre, Vancouver
Attendance: 5,317
18 February 2010 v
14:30
United States  6 – 0
(4–0, 1–0, 1–0)
 Finland UBC Winter Sports Centre, Vancouver
Attendance: 5,398

Final rounds[edit]

Semifinal
22 February 2010 v
17:00
Finland  0 – 5
(0–2, 0–1, 0–2)
 Canada Canada Hockey Place, Vancouver
Attendance: 16,324
Bronze medal game
25 February 2010 v
11:00
Sweden  2 – 3 (OT)
(0–0, 1–2, 1–0, 0–1)
 Finland 3rd Canada Hockey Place, Vancouver
Attendance: 16,398

Nordic combined pictogram.svg Nordic combined[edit]

Jaakko Tallus in individual large hill/10 km.
Athlete[3] Event Ski Jumping Cross-Country
Points Rank Deficit Time Rank
Anssi Koivuranta Individual normal hill/10 km 122.0 8 0:54 25:22.9 8
Individual large hill/10 km 66.3 44 4:03 Did not finish
Hannu Manninen Individual normal hill/10 km 116.0 22 1:18 25:12.4 13
Individual large hill/10 km 107.7 16 1:17 24:49.0 4
Janne Ryynänen Individual normal hill/10 km 135.5 1 - 27:21.6 26
Individual large hill/10 km 117.0 3 0:40 26:00.9 12
Jaakko Tallus Individual normal hill/10 km 119.5 19 1:04 27:21.1 38
Individual large hill/10 km 95.8 25 2:05 26:51.1 32
Finland
Anssi Koivuranta
Hannu Manninen
Janne Ryynänen
Jaakko Tallus
Team 507.0
132.0
120.5
134.2
120.3
1 - 51:53.1
13:12.9
13:20.8
12:32.6
12:46.8
7

Ski jumping pictogram.svg Ski jumping[edit]

Athlete[3] Event Qualifying First Round Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Total Rank
Janne Ahonen Normal hill Prequalified 129.5 5 Q 133.5 263.0 4
Large hill Prequalified 111.0 16 Q 111.0 DNS 31
Janne Happonen Normal hill 133.0 8 Q 117.5 25 Q 124.0 241.5 19
Large hill 128.4 13 Q Disqualified
Matti Hautamäki Large hill Prequalified 121.5 7 Q 131.0 252.5 6
Kalle Keituri Normal hill 130.0 11 Q 116.0 27 Q 122.0 238.0 22
Harri Olli Normal hill 133.5 6 Q Disqualified
Large hill 135.6 9 Q 95.6 30 Q 122.2 217.8 18
Finland
Matti Hautamäki
Janne Happonen
Kalle Keituri
Harri Olli
Team n/a 490.2
129.8
109.5
108.4
131.7
4 Q 524.4
123.5
112.2
126.6
132.1
1014.6 4

Note: PQ indicates a skier was pre-qualified for the final, based on entry rankings.

Snowboarding pictogram.svg Snowboarding[edit]

Halfpipe
Athlete[3] Event Qualifying Semifinal Final
Run 1 Run 2 Rank Run 1 Run 2 Rank Run 1 Run 2 Rank
Janne Korpi Men's halfpipe 26.5 15.6 11 Did not advance 24
Markku Koski Men's halfpipe 36.9 41.3 4 QF Advanced to final 39.0 25.4 8
Markus Malin Men's halfpipe 32.8 36.7 8 QS 42.9 21.9 1 Q 16.7 18.6 11
Peetu Piiroinen Men's halfpipe 44.0 45.1 1 Q Advanced to final 40.8 45.0 2nd
Parallel GS
Athlete[3] Event Qualification Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
Time Rank Opposition
Time
Opposition
Time
Opposition
Time
Opposition
Time
Rank
Ilona Ruotsalainen Women's parallel giant slalom 1:26.66 23 Did not advance 23

Speed skating pictogram.svg Speed skating[edit]

Athlete[3] Event Race 1 Race 2 Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Pekka Koskela Men's 500 m 35.943 28 36.535 36 72.478 33
Tuomas Nieminen Men's 500 m 35.940 27 36.047 27 71.987 27
Men's 1000 m n/a 1:12.26 34
Mika Poutala Men's 500 m 34.863 1 35.181 11 70.044 5
Men's 1000 m n/a 1:09.85 8
Markus Puolakka Men's 500 m 36.152 32 36.204 31 72.356 30

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Finnish Olympic Committee (1 June 2011). "Vuosikertomus 2010" [Annual Report 2010] (PDF). Helsinki: Finnish Olympic Committee. p. 6. Retrieved 14 December 2013. 
  2. ^ Finnish Olympic Committee (1 June 2011). "Vuosikertomus 2010" [Annual Report 2010] (PDF) (in Finnish). Helsinki: Finnish Olympic Committee. p. 25. Retrieved 14 December 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Vancouver 2010 Official Report - Volume 2". Vancouver Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. March 2010. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  4. ^ "International Skating Union Communication No. 1589: Olympic Winter Games 2010 - Entries/Participation Single & Pair Skatng [sic] And Ice Dance" (PDF). International Skating Union. 28 September 2009. Retrieved 21 November 2009. 
  5. ^ "Men's Ice Hockey: Team Finland Tournamement Standings and Statistics". International Olympic Committee. 
  6. ^ Women National Team - Olympic Games 6.2.2010-28.2.2010, Finnish Ice Hockey Association, 13 January 2010.