Martti Jukola (1900–1952)
Martti Jukola was Finland’s most famous sports journalist during the golden years of Finnish athletics.
Jukola was a long-standing editor of Suomen Urheilulehti, Finland’s leading sports journal. He also edited Urheilun pikkujättiläinen, a 1,600-page compendium of sports history, statistics, rules and training advice that became the best-selling sports book in Finnish history and inspired generations of future athletes.
Most Finns knew Martti Jukola best as a radio commentator. His broadcasts brought the greatest moments of Finnish sports to people’s living rooms from the 1930’s to the early 1950’s.