The photographs revisit the greatest moments of Finnish sports but also document the development of sports facilities in the country, changes in sporting habits of ordinary Finns and activities of people who have worked in numerous sports organizations. Most of the photographs predate the 1970’s. The Helsinki Olympic Games of 1952 are covered in a special collection containing more than 10,000 negatives.

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Note that the website contains only a fraction of all our digitized photographs: if you do not find what you are looking for, please contact our photograph archives.

Merja Vilen
tel. +358 44 761 1713