570 New Coronavirus Infections in Finland on Saturday

Here’s our latest coronavirus update.

Director Spike Lee is Visiting Finland; Shares Laughs with the Finnish President

American director Spike Lee is visiting Finland. So far, he has met with President Sauli Niinistö and Antti Kurvinen, the minister of science and culture.

The Government Restricts Opening Hours of Restaurants in Some Areas

The amended decree will enter into force on July 24.

Helsinki Publishes a List of Places Where One May Have Been Exposed to the Coronavirus

The City of Helsinki has gathered a list of places where one may have been exposed to the coronavirus.

Photo galleries

GALLERY: Finest Finnish Jazz Artists Charm Crowd in Pori on Hot Summer Day

We joined the final day of an intimate Pori Jazz event at the beautiful Kirjurinluoto Park. Here are the highlights.

GALLERY: Cubans Who Live in Finland Take to the Streets in Helsinki Center

In Finland, the Cubans are worried about their families who live on the island.

GALLERY: Elokapina Activists Camp on Main Road in Helsinki Overnight

Activists of the Elokapina movement set up a camping site on one of the busiest roads in Helsinki.

GALLERY: Peat Producers Block Traffic in Helsinki With 80 Trucks

Peat producers arrived in front of the Parliament Building in trucks to make some noise for the industry.

GALLERY: Hundreds Gather to Protest Against Coronavirus Restrictions in Helsinki

Hardly any of the demonstrators wore a mask, some were holding hands, or, just, rubbing shoulder against shoulder.

GALLERY: Blizzard Slams Helsinki

We followed people in the center of Finland’s capital for two days. Aiming to capture the joy and struggle in photographs amid the first blizzard of the year.

GALLERY: Finland Turns 103

Finland’s Independence Day began in exceptional circumstances. In the evening, citizens are urged to join the celebration remotely.

GALLERY: Helsinki – A Day Before the Spreading Phase

We observed the streets of Helsinki on Wednesday, November 18, a day before the capital region declared having moved to the spreading phase in the coronavirus pandemic.

GALLERY: Event Organizers Protest to Raise Awareness of Their Financial Troubles

View the gallery of event organizers protest in Helsinki on chilly Tuesday afternoon.

GALLERY: People in Helsinki Cover Themselves in Masks

We observed the crowd wearing face masks in dowtown Helsinki on Friday.

GALLERY: Wet Snow Covers Helsinki

Many parts of Finland were covered in snow on Thursday morning.

GALLERY: Seniors of Upper Secondary School Hang Banners With Trump, Groke and Vegetarianism

About 4,000 seniors of upper secondary school (abit) in a hundred trucks celebrated ‘penkkarit’ in Helsinki.

GALLERY: Chinese New Year Festival Takes Over Casino Helsinki

The beginning of the Year of the Metal Rat was celebrated at the Casino Helsinki. View the highlights.

GALLERY: Finnish Sports Gala in Pictures

Here are the highlights of the Finnish Sports Gala.

PICTURES: National Lucia Sara Ray, 24, Brings Light to Snowless Helsinki

The national Lucia procession illuminates downtown Helsinki.

GALLERY: Finns Go Berserk After Finland Qualifies to European Championship in Football

The fans in Helsinki climbed, shouted, made the cars “dance” limbo and more.

GALLERY: Muji Opens its First Store in Finland

The 3,400 square meter store is the largest in Europe with up to 7,000 different products.

GALLERY: Killswitch Engage Give a Storming But Short Performance in Helsinki

American heavy metal group Killswitch Engage took over the sold-out Circus music venue on Monday night.

PICTURES: Mall of Tripla Opens on Thursday in Pasila

Located in Pasila, Mall of Tripla will reportedly be the biggest shopping center in the Nordic countries, but also promises much more.

‘Choose the Vegetarian Pizza!’ – Thousands Join Climate Strike in Helsinki – View Gallery

The traffic was blocked in Helsinki center after thousands joined the climate strike on Friday.

GALLERY: Toto Charms Pori at the Sold-Out Performance, Perhaps for the Last Time

Toto’s performance at the Pori Jazz Festival was outstanding.

GALLERY: Tuska Open Air Metal Festival Breaks Another Record With 43,000 Spectators!

We spent three days at Tuska Open Air Metal Festival in Helsinki.





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570 New Coronavirus Infections in Finland on Saturday

Here’s our latest coronavirus update.

412 New Coronavirus Infections in Finland

Here’s our latest coronavirus update.

404 New Coronavirus Infections in Finland

Here’s our latest coronavirus update.

461 New Coronavirus Infections in Finland

Here’s our latest coronavirus update.

380 New Coronavirus Infections in Finland

Here’s our latest coronavirus update.

Walk-in Vaccinations Available in Helsinki for the First Time on Saturday

Helsinki is offering coronavirus vaccinations without an appointment for the first time on Saturday.

324 New Coronavirus Infections in Finland

Here’s our latest coronavirus update.

383 New Coronavirus Infections in Finland

Here’s our latest coronavirus update.


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A Day With the Finnish Hockey Legend ‘Mörkö’ and How the Legend Was Born


The Groke.

That’s the word that has been on the lips of the Finnish people for a week.


I attempt to explain.

Those who followed the ice hockey world championship know that the Finnish player number 12, whose last name is Anttila, scored the decisive goals in the playoffs in Slovakia between May 23 and 25—against Sweden and Russia—and then sealed the world champion victory with two goals in the final game against Canada on Sunday, May 26.

His name is Marko Anttila. He is 34 years old, from Lempäälä, a small municipality near Tampere in central Finland. He is known as “Mörkö.”

He’s been known by that nickname in hockey circles for the past few years. But hardly anyone has taken notice. (Anttila is a player in Jokerit ice hockey team, which plays in the professional Kontinental Hockey League KHL.)

But that started changing in Slovakia when Anttila scored even with Sweden, and the commentator, Antero Mertaranta, started repeating a rhetorical question on the live TV broadcast: “Löikö Mörko sisään?

Did the Groke score a goal?

Yes. He did.

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