Pekka Tiilikainen’s hat
The legendary Finnish sportscaster Pekka Tiilikainen (1911–1976) donated his famous hat and anorak to the Sports Museum when he retired in 1971. Tiilikainen worked as sports announcer on the Finnish radio for almost 40 years. He was known for his poetic language and patriotic fervour as well as for his coat and hat which he adorned with memorabilia from international sports events he had covered.
The hat is covered with 50 cloth badges and pins from mainly winter sports events from the early 1950’s to the late 1960’s.