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List of the greatest Olympic athletes from Finland, with photos when available. These are the best Finnish Olympians of all time who have had the honor of representing their country at the prestigious Olympic games. Finnish athletes from every era all have their place in the Olympic history books, but which Finnish Olympian is the best of them all? You can decide who the greatest Olympic competitor from Finland is by how many medals they took back to their country, but that isn't the only factor that comes into play when considering who the best really is.

Examples include Mira Kuisma and Sami Kapanen.

This list answers the questions, "Who is the best Finnish Olympian of all time?" and "Who are the greatest Olympians from Finland?"

America, Russia and Great Britain have the most Olympic medals out of every country that has been represented in the Olympics, but it doesn't mean that Olympic competitors from other nations don't deserve accolades as well. Vote for your favorite Finland Olympic athletes on this list, and downvote the ones that you don't think had a huge impact on Finland.

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Kiira Korpi is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Finland

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Teemu Selänne is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Finland
Teemu Selänne Men's Ice Hockey

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Hanna-Maria Seppälä is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Finland

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Laura Lepistö is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Finland

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Kaisa Mäkäräinen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Finland

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Virpi Sarasvuo is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Finland
Virpi Sarasvuo Women's 4x5 km Relay

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Mari Pehkonen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Finland

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Janne Ahonen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Finland

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Silja Lehtinen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Finland
Ag47 added Silja Lehtinen Women's Yngling - Keelboat

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Mikko Koivu is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Finland
Mikko Koivu Men's Ice Hockey

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Kimmo Timonen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Finland
Kimmo Timonen Men's Ice Hockey

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Noora Raty is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Finland
Noora Raty Women's Ice Hockey

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Olli Jokinen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Finland
Olli Jokinen Men's Ice Hockey

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Saku Koivu is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Finland
Saku Koivu Men's Ice Hockey

Finnish Olympic Athletes

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Saara Tuominen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Finland
Saara Tuominen Women's Ice Hockey

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Rosa Lindstedt is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Finland

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Niklas Bäckström is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Finland
Niklas Bäckström Men's Ice Hockey

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Janne Niinimaa is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Finland
Janne Niinimaa Men's Ice Hockey

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Petteri Nummelin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Finland
Petteri Nummelin Men's Ice Hockey

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Niklas Hagman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Finland
Niklas Hagman Men's Ice Hockey

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Sami Lepistö is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Finland
Sami Lepistö Men's Ice Hockey

The Best Wide Receivers of All Time

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Emma Laaksonen is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Finland
Emma Laaksonen Women's Ice Hockey

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Miikka Kiprusoff is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Finland
Miikka Kiprusoff Men's Ice Hockey

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Jere Lehtinen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Finland
Jere Lehtinen Men's Ice Hockey

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Satu Mäkelä-Nummela is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Finland
Satu Mäkelä-Nummela Women's Trap

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Susanna Pöykiö is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Finland

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Tanja Poutiainen is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Finland
Tanja Poutiainen Women's Giant Slalom

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Janne Happonen is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Finland

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Sami Kapanen is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Finland
Sami Kapanen Men's Ice Hockey

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Ville Nousiainen is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Finland

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Teemu Salo is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Finland
Teemu Salo Men's Curling Tournament

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Janne Ryynänen is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Finland

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Sami Jauhojärvi is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Finland

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Ilona Ruotsalainen is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Finland

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Lasse Kukkonen is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Finland
Lasse Kukkonen Men's Ice Hockey

The Creepiest Sports Mascots

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Paavo Puurunen is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Finland

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Ville Nieminen is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Finland
Ville Nieminen Men's Ice Hockey

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Joni Pitkänen is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Finland
Joni Pitkänen Men's Ice Hockey

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Markku Uusipaavalniemi is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Finland
Markku Uusipaavalniemi Men's Curling Tournament

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Ville Peltonen is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Finland
Ville Peltonen Men's Ice Hockey

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Jenni Hiirikoski is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Finland
Jenni Hiirikoski Women's Ice Hockey

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Anne Helin is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Finland
Anne Helin Women's Ice Hockey

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Janne Niskala is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Finland
Janne Niskala Men's Ice Hockey

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Kati Kovalainen is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Finland

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Matti Hautamäki is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Finland
Matti Hautamäki Men's Individual Normal Hill, Men's Large hill individual

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Hannu Manninen is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Finland

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Karoliina Rantamäki is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Finland
Karoliina Rantamäki Women's Ice Hockey

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Lasse Paakkonen is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Finland

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Janne Korpi is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Finland
Janne Korpi

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Mari Laukkanen is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Finland