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Remedy stock rose 3% after the launch of the new Control game last august

In some circles Finland may be known for its untouched nature and Santa Claus, but for the past decade our country has become known for its excellent education system, as well as for being the mobile and computer gaming hub. When Finnish tradition in education and gaming are combined, the results are top-class study programmes in gaming science. 

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Goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky (L) of Finland wears a mask of an eagle owl as he celebrates with Paulus Arajuuri after the Euro 2020 Group J qualification football match between Finland and Liechtenstein in Helsinki, Finland, on November 15, 2019.

FINLAND’S NATIONAL FOOTBALL TEAM, KNOWN AS THE HUUHKAJAT (‘eagle-owls’) has long been considered more of a running joke than a source of national pride. However, with their recent shock win in the Euro qualifiers back in November, the world is finally starting to pay attention as the once-beleaguered team prepares to represent Finland on the world stage this summer. 

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The Tokyo Summer Olympic 2020 mascot is called Miraitowa, which is derived from the Japanese words mirai (future) and towa (eternity)

The winter is here, and soon it's time to say 'Goodbye' to 2019 and 'Hi' to 2020 – the spring of a new decade. In this article, we will look into the best sports events the upcoming year has to offer. 

After a remarkable murky November – Sweden has had its darkest November in over 100 years –, December is knocking on the door. A month that usually brings snow to the southern parts of Finland, and with snow there comes light. Yes, we are reaching the end of the year,

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Photo: Satu Pirinen

Helsinki International Horse Show has brought world’s top riders to compete in Finland’s biggest indoor sport event

World number one in jumping Steve Guerdat, number two Martin Fuchs and number four Peder Fredricson among many other world class riders have travelled to Helsinki to take part in Finland’s top equestrian event of the year.

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Toivonen (under) got a submission from opponent last Friday in Kuala Lampur match

It was a cozy minus 30 degrees when Aleksi Toivonen left the comforts of home in Finland. When he arrived in Singapore it was plus 30 degrees, and sweltering, and his whole world had changed.

“My head was spinning,” says Toivonen. “I thought I was going to have heat stroke and I didn’t really know what was going on.”

He certainly does now. On Friday night the 27-year-old flyweight from Lahti made a winning debut with the Singapore-based ONE Championship martial arts promotion having secured a contract that Toivonen says came right out of the blue.

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