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Pekka Tiilikainen’s overcoat

Pekka Tiilikainen (1911–1976) was a legendary Finnish radio sports reporter famous for his patriotic flair. His career in broadcasting spanned almost 40 years. Tiilikainen used to collect badges from the various sports events he had covered and sew them onto his famous anorak. The number of badges grew over the years and finally reached 166. […]

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Plaster head of Paavo Nurmi

This plaster head of Paavo Nurmi was made by the sculptor Wäinö Aaltonen, probably simultaneously with his famous statue of the runner (1924–25). The portrait was donated to the Sports Museum by Mauno Mäki in February 1949.

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Boxing glove from 1952 Olympic Games

This boxing glove made by the Finnish manufacturer Karhu carries the signatures of all boxing gold medalists at the Helsinki Olympic Games of 1952.  The finals of the Olympic boxing tournament took place in Töölö Exhibition Hall on 2 August, one day before the closing ceremony of the Games. American boxers won five gold medals […]

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Hanno Möttölä’s basketball shoe

Hanno Möttölä was the first Finnish player in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He represented the Atlanta Hawks for two seasons between 2000 and 2002, after of which he played for many years in top European leagues. The shoes made by Adidas are of the impressive size of 52 2/3. Möttölä’s height is 209 centimetres.

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Jari Litmanen’s football jersey

Jari Litmanen was Finland’s first world class football star. In 1995 he won the Champions League with Ajax Amsterdam and placed third in the vote for European Footballer of the Year (Ballon d’Or). Litmanen wore this number 10 Ajax home shirt in the 1997–98 season, when the club won both the Dutch League and the […]

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Football boot made by Karhu

Football boots in the 1940’s had normally six studs. In Karhu’s boots each stud was usually attached with four nails, but in this pair only three nails were used. Finnish national team players used this type of boots in the 1930’s and 40’s.

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Fibre hockey headgear made by Karhu

Karhu made three kinds of protective headgear for ice hockey players in the 1950’s. The most expensive version was made of leather. The fibre model pictured here was somewhat cheaper. The third type was reserved for junior players. All models were provided with foam rubber paddings. Head protection was still largely neglected in the 1950’s. […]

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Discus made by Karhu

This birchwood discus, made by Oy Urheilutarpeita Ab (later known as Karhu), was presented by a team of visiting Japanese student athletes to Jussi Tossavainen, manager of the Helsinki Olympic Stadium in July 1935. Signatures on the discus include those of Naoto Tajima and Masao Harada, who would win gold and silver in triple jump […]

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Football from the 1930′ s

This leather ball was used in the friendly match between Finland and Italy played in the Olympic Stadium of Helsinki on 20 July 1939. Silvio Piola scored a hat trick for the visitors, but Finland lost by only one goal, 2–3. That was considered a very good result, as the Italians had won the World […]

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1952 Olympic tin candy box

The Organising Committee of the Helsinki Olympic Games authorised dozens of companies to use the Olympic rings in their marketing. The range of licensed products spanned from spoons to saunas and candies to car parts. The Olympic candy boxes were made by Oy G.W. Sohlberg Ab. The same company made also Olympic needle plates, corkscrews, […]