Finland at the 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)
Olympic history
Summer Games
Winter Games
Intercalated Games
1906

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. Finland and Sweden are the only nations that have earned medals at every Olympic Games (summer and winter) since 1908.

Finnish athletes have won a total of 302 medals at the Summer Games, mostly in athletics and wrestling. Finland has also won 161 medals at the Winter Games, mostly in nordic skiing events.

The National Olympic Committee for Finland is the Finnish Olympic Committee, and was created and recognized in 1907, when Finland was a part of the Russian Empire.

Medal tables by Games[edit]

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

Summer Olympic medalists since 1992[edit]

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

Finland by sports at the Winter Olympics[edit]

Alpine skiing[edit]

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]

Biathlon[edit]

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]

Bobsleigh[edit]

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

Cross-country skiing[edit]

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]

Curling[edit]

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

Figure skating[edit]

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 skiing[edit]

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 hockey[edit]

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]

Luge[edit]

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

Nordic combined[edit]

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 skating[edit]

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

Skeleton[edit]

Further information: Skeleton at the Winter Olympics

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

Ski jumping[edit]

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]

Snowboarding[edit]

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 skating[edit]

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 also[edit]

References[edit]

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