World champions Austria take ski-jumping event in Finland

World champions Austria take ski-jumping event in Finland

Moan wins in Lahti

Moan wins in LahtiLahti, Finland  - Norwegian Magnus Moan proved too strong for his opposition on the finish line as he won Saturday's Nordic combined skiing individual event in Lahti.

Placed 20th after the jumping portion, Moan enter the final stretch together with American world champion Bill Demong and Finland's overall World Cup leader Anssi Koivuranta, but managed to outsprint them.

Moan finished in a time of 26 minutes 34.5 seconds, with Kivuranta having the same time. Demong finished third just 2.5 seconds behind the Moan and Koivuranta.

Northug and Majdic win World Cup sprints

Northug and Majdic win World Cup sprintsLahti, Finland - Three-time world champion Petter Northug from Norway and Slovenian Petra Majdic on Saturday won the World Cup sprint events in Lahti.

Northug beat compatriot Ola Vigen Hattestad and Russian Nikolay Morilov into second and third place respectively, winning in a time of two minutes 36.8 seconds.

Majdic won the women's race in a time of 2:36.8, to clinch her sixth World Cup victory of the season. World champion Arianna Folis of Italy finished second, ahead of Finland's Pirjo Muranen.

Finland Prime Minister office forwards for further action Hindus request of nude photo removal

Rajan ZedFinland Prime Minister’s office has forwarded the Hindu leaders’ request for removal of “disrespectful” nude man’s picture from Helsinki museum exhibition to its National Board of Antiquities “for further possible actions”.

Sanna Rauhansalo, Special Advisor to Finland Prime Minister, in a communiqué to Hindu leaders, said, “Thank you very much for your e-mail and that you brought this matter to our attention. We have now forwarded it to the National Board of Antiquities and Historical Monuments for information and for further possible actions.”

Finnish parliament approves law on e-mail tracking

Finnish parliament approves law on e-mail tracking Helsinki - The Finnish parliament Wednesday approved controversial legislation allowing employers to track e-mails sent by employees.

The legislation was adopted 96 to 56 while 47 parliamentarians were absent at the final reading of the bill.

The so-called data protection law does not allow employers to read e-mails, but e-mails and the size of attachments can be tracked on suspicion of corporate espionage.

Finland defend women's relay title - France lead in combined event

Aino-Kaisa SaarinenLiberec, Czech Republic  - Aino-Kaisa Saarinen won her third gold medal at the Nordic world champions on Thursday when she anchored Finland to back-to-back women's cross-country relay titles.

Saarinen made up an 8.2-second deficit on Norway at the final exchange to top the 4x5-kilometres race in 54 minutes 24.3 seconds with Pirjo Muranen, Virpi Kuitunen and Riitta-Liisa Roponen.

Germany won a dramatic three-team sprint for silver, with Sweden third and Norway knocked off the podium in fourth place after leading at the final exchange.