Finland at the 1976 Winter Olympics

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Finland at the
1976 Winter Olympics
Flag of Finland.svg
IOC code FIN
NOC Finnish Olympic Committee
Website sport.fi/olympiakomitea (Finnish) (Swedish)
in Innsbruck
Competitors 47 (38 men, 9 women) in 8 sports
Flag bearer Rauno Miettinen (nordic combined)
Medals
Ranked 6th
Gold Silver Bronze Total
2 4 1 7
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

Finland competed at the 1976 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck, Austria.

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold Koivisto, ArtoArto Koivisto
Mieto, JuhaJuha Mieto
Pitkänen, MattiMatti Pitkänen
Teurajärvi, PerttiPertti Teurajärvi
Cross-country skiing Men's 4 × 10 km relay
 Gold Takalo, HelenaHelena Takalo Cross-country skiing Women's 5 km
 Silver Ikola, HeikkiHeikki Ikola Biathlon Men's 20 km
 Silver Flöjt, HenrikHenrik Flöjt
Ikola, HeikkiHeikki Ikola
Saira, EskoEsko Saira
Suutarinen, JuhaniJuhani Suutarinen
Biathlon Men's 4 x 7.5 km relay
 Silver Takalo, HelenaHelena Takalo Cross-country skiing Women's 10 km
 Silver Kajosmaa, MarjattaMarjatta Kajosmaa
Riihivuori, HilkkaHilkka Riihivuori
Suihkonen, LiisaLiisa Suihkonen
Takalo, HelenaHelena Takalo
Cross-country skiing Women's 4 × 5 km relay
 Bronze Koivisto, ArtoArto Koivisto Cross-country skiing Men's 15 km

Alpine skiing[edit]

Women
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Riitta Ollikka Downhill 1:53.85 30
Riitta Ollikka Giant Slalom 1:40.15 34
Riitta Ollikka Slalom 54.23 26 51.39 17 1:45.62 17

Biathlon[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Time Penalties Adjusted time 1 Rank
20 km Juhani Suutarinen 1'17:25.89 2 1'19:25.89 13
Esko Saira 1'15:32.84 2 1'17:32.84 6
Heikki Ikola 1'13:54.10 2 1'15:54.10 2nd, silver medalist(s)
1 One minute added per close miss (a hit in the outer ring), two minutes added per complete miss.
Men's 4 x 7.5 km relay
Athletes Race
Misses 2 Time Rank
Henrik Flöjt
Esko Saira
Juhani Suutarinen
Heikki Ikola
2 2'01:45.58 2nd, silver medalist(s)
2 A penalty loop of 200 metres had to be skied per missed target.

Cross-country skiing[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
15 km Risto Kiiskinen 47:21.06 32
Pertti Teurajärvi 46:04.84 14
Juha Mieto 45:46.27 10
Arto Koivisto 44:19.25 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
30 km Juhani Repo 1'35:31.06 22
Matti Pitkänen 1'33:44.74 13
Arto Koivisto 1'32:23.11 8
Juha Mieto 1'31:20.39 4
50 km Juha Mieto 2'50:03.61 34
Pertti Teurajärvi 2'47:25.60 27
Arto Koivisto 2'43:44.79 10
Juhani Repo 2'42:54.89 9
Men's 4 × 10 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Matti Pitkänen
Juha Mieto
Pertti Teurajärvi
Arto Koivisto
2'07:59.72 1st, gold medalist(s)
Women
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
5 km Taina Impiö 17:03.30 19
Marjatta Kajosmaa 16:36.25 9
Hilkka Riihivuori-Kuntola 16:17.74 4
Helena Takalo-Kivioja 15:48.69 1st, gold medalist(s)
10 km Marja-Liisa Kirvesniemi-Hämäläinen 32:37.72 22
Marjatta Kajosmaa 31:35.50 11
Hilkka Riihivuori-Kuntola 31:29.39 9
Helena Takalo-Kivioja 30:14.28 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Women's 4 × 5 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Liisa Suihkonen
Marjatta Kajosmaa
Hilkka Riihivuori-Kuntola
Helena Takalo-Kivioja
1'08:36.57 2nd, silver medalist(s)

Figure skating[edit]

Men
Athlete CF SP FS Points Places Rank
Pekka Leskinen 13 14 14 166.98 119 13

Ice hockey[edit]

First Round[edit]

Winners (in bold) entered the Medal Round. Other teams played a consolation round for 7th-12th places.

Team 1  Score  Team 2
 Finland 11–2  Japan

Medal round[edit]

Rank Pld W L T GF GA Pts
1  Soviet Union 5 5 0 0 40 11 10
2  Czechoslovakia 5 3 2 0 17 10 6
3  West Germany 5 2 3 0 21 24 4
4  Finland 5 2 3 0 19 18 4
5  United States 5 2 3 0 15 21 4
6  Poland 5 1 4 0 9 37 2

Nordic combined pictogram.svg Nordic combined[edit]

Events:

  • normal hill ski jumping (Three jumps, best two counted and shown here.)
  • 15 km cross-country skiing
Athlete Event Ski Jumping Cross-country Total
Distance 1 Distance 2 Points Rank Time Points Rank Points Rank
Jorma Etelälahti Individual 69.0 72.0 185.1 24 52:05.85 183.35 23 368.45 24
Jukka Kuvaja 71.0 74.5 197.3 13 50:03.26 201.74 9 399.04 11
Rauno Miettinen 75.0 78.5 219.9 2 51:12.21 191.40 19 411.30 4
Erkki Kilpinen 74.0 75.0 203.1 8 50:20.46 199.16 11 402.26 10

Ski jumping pictogram.svg Ski jumping[edit]

Athlete Event Jump 1 Jump 2 Total
Distance Points Distance Points Points Rank
Harri Blumén Normal hill 75.5 105.6 75.0 104.8 210.4 29
Jouko Törmänen 78.5 112.4 78.0 112.6 225.0 14
Esko Rautionaho 79.5 116.5 78.0 113.1 229.6 11
Harri Blumén Large hill 81.0 84.4 77.0 76.3 160.7 41
Rauno Miettinen 95.5 96.2 83.0 89.2 185.4 21
Esko Rautionaho 90.0 103.5 84.5 94.3 197.8 12
Jouko Törmänen 91.0 105.4 87.5 99.5 204.9 10

Speed skating[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Pertti Niittylä 40.65 15
1000 m Pertti Niittylä 1:21.43 8
1500 m Olavi Köppä 2:03.69 10
5000 m Olavi Köppä 7:59.52 20
10,000 m Olavi Köppä 15:39.73 9
Women
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Paula-Irmeli Halonen 43.99 8
1000 m Tuula Vilkas 1:32.94 17
Paula-Irmeli Halonen 1:31.72 13
1500 m Tuula Vilkas 2:24.55 20
3000 m Paula-Irmeli Halonen 5:03.08 22
Tuula Vilkas 4:51.71 12

References[edit]