Finland

History

Finland made its first Summer Olympic appearance in 1908 and has competed ever since. They were the host nation in 1952 where it was held in Helsinki. The nation historically sent one of the largest delegations to the Olympics, sending more than 100 athletes in numerous occasions. Currently the representation has dropped to a still sizable 50-60 athletes whom compete in a variety of sports over the last three Olympics.

Finland has won at least one medal at each Olympics it has participated in. The nation was considered to be a powerhouse during the early days of the Olympics, finishing in the top 10 between the 1912 and 1952 Olympics. In the Summer Olympics the nation has won a total of 303 medals in 13 sports, including one in ice hockey when it was considered a summer sport. The most successful sports include athletics (114), wrestling (83), gymnastics (25) and shooting (21). The most successful athlete was middle and long distance runner Paavo Nurmi whom won 12 medals across three Olympics (1920-1928). He won medals in 1500m (1 gold), 5000m (1 gold, 2 silver), 10000m (2 gold), 3000m steeplechase (1 silver), 3000m team (1 gold), individual cross-country (2 gold) and team cross-country (2 gold). In 2016 Finland won a single medal in boxing.

Qualified Quotas

Sailing

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Laser Kaarle Tapper
Women’s Laser Radial Monika Mikkola