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Finland at the Olympics

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.

Contents

  • Medal tables by Games 1
    • Medals by Summer Games 1.1
    • Medals by Winter Games 1.2
    • Medals by summer sport 1.3
    • Medals by winter sport 1.4
  • Summer Olympic medalists since 1992 2
  • Finland by sports at the Winter Olympics 3
    • Alpine skiing 3.1
    • Biathlon 3.2
    • Bobsleigh 3.3
    • Cross-country skiing 3.4
    • Curling 3.5
    • Figure skating 3.6
    • Freestyle skiing 3.7
    • Ice hockey 3.8
    • Luge 3.9
    • Nordic combined 3.10
    • Short track speed skating 3.11
    • Skeleton 3.12
    • Ski jumping 3.13
    • Snowboarding 3.14
    • Speed skating 3.15
  • See also 4
  • References 5

Medal tables by Games

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

Summer Olympic medalists since 1992

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 Kanerva, SiljaSilja Kanerva, Lehtinen, SiljaSilja Lehtinen, Wulff, MikaelaMikaela Wulff 2012 London Sailing Elliott 6m
 Bronze Antti Ruuskanen 2012 London Athletics Men's javelin throw

Finland by sports at the Winter Olympics

Alpine skiing

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

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

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

Cross-country skiing

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

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

Figure skating

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

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

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

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

Nordic combined

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

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

Skeleton

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

Ski jumping

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

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

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

References

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  6. ^ "Finland Military Ski Patrol".  
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  42. ^ "Lumilautailu". Sport.fi (in Suomi). Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
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  47. ^ "Finland Speed Skating".  
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