Kasperi Kapanen scoring OT goal to clinch IIHF WJC 2016.

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Kasperi Kapanen scoring OT goal to clinch IIHF WJC 2016.

Olli Herman and Pepe from Reckless Love.

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Olli Herman and Pepe from Reckless Love.

For a lot of 25-year-olds, millions of dollars and numerous memorable moments representing your country would be deemed a success. Unless, of course, your name happens to be Freddy Adu. Grantland.com  3.5.15

For a lot of 25-year-olds, millions of dollars and numerous memorable moments representing your country would be deemed a success. Unless, of course, your name happens to be Freddy Adu. Grantland.com 3.5.15

Martti Ahtisaari is a former #President of Finland, Nobel Peace Prize laureate, UN diplomat and mediator, noted for his international peace work. During the WW2 #Ahtisaari and his mother moved to Kuopio to escape immediate danger. It was where he spent most of his childhood, and attended high school. Ahtisaari's locale was the Kuopio garrison, where his father worked as a #NCO. In Kuopio Martti met his wife Eeva, who came to study there. Martti Ahtisaari has a school named after him in…

Martti Ahtisaari is a former #President of Finland, Nobel Peace Prize laureate, UN diplomat and mediator, noted for his international peace work. During the WW2 #Ahtisaari and his mother moved to Kuopio to escape immediate danger. It was where he spent most of his childhood, and attended high school. Ahtisaari's locale was the Kuopio garrison, where his father worked as a #NCO. In Kuopio Martti met his wife Eeva, who came to study there. Martti Ahtisaari has a school named after him in…

Archbishop Leo of Karelia and All Finland is the head of the Finnish Orthodox Church (accounts for only 1.1% of Finns, but still is a state church along with the majority church Evangelical Lutheran, which has 78.2% of Finns as its members). Archbishop Leo studied in Kuopio seminary. It is also where the archbishop is seated.

Archbishop Leo of Karelia and All Finland is the head of the Finnish Orthodox Church (accounts for only 1.1% of Finns, but still is a state church along with the majority church Evangelical Lutheran, which has 78.2% of Finns as its members). Archbishop Leo studied in Kuopio seminary. It is also where the archbishop is seated.

Aarno Ruusuvuori (1925–1992) was a Finnish architect, professor and director of the Museum of Finnish Architecture. He was born in Kuopio. Known for his modernist/brutalist works, #Ruusuvuori designed several churches, of which the most famous one is in Hyvinkää. Also Espoo's WeeGee-house (formerly a printing office), which serves as the largest exhibition centre in Finland, is of his design. In the 1960s Ruusuvuori designed a pre-fab sauna for #Marimekko, but those remained a curiosity.

Aarno Ruusuvuori (1925–1992) was a Finnish architect, professor and director of the Museum of Finnish Architecture. He was born in Kuopio. Known for his modernist/brutalist works, #Ruusuvuori designed several churches, of which the most famous one is in Hyvinkää. Also Espoo's WeeGee-house (formerly a printing office), which serves as the largest exhibition centre in Finland, is of his design. In the 1960s Ruusuvuori designed a pre-fab sauna for #Marimekko, but those remained a curiosity.

Erja Lyytinen is a Finnish blues guitarist, singer and songwriter. Dubbed the blues queen of Finland, she was born and educated in Kuopio. Erja #Lyytinen is especially appreciated for her abilities on the slide guitar. She was the first woman to major in electric guitar at the #Sibelius Academy. In 2010 she left the university with a Master of Music degree. Lyytinen has had considerable main stream media coverage. She has released several albums and has been touring Europe for quite some…

Erja Lyytinen is a Finnish blues guitarist, singer and songwriter. Dubbed the blues queen of Finland, she was born and educated in Kuopio. Erja #Lyytinen is especially appreciated for her abilities on the slide guitar. She was the first woman to major in electric guitar at the #Sibelius Academy. In 2010 she left the university with a Master of Music degree. Lyytinen has had considerable main stream media coverage. She has released several albums and has been touring Europe for quite some…

Karita Tykkä (née Tuomola) is a Finnish tv-host, actress and model. She won the Miss Finland beauty pageant in 1997 and the Miss Baltic Sea pageant in 1998. Karita Tykkä was born in Kuopio. She is considered one of the most successful pageants ever in turning their Miss Finland title into a full-fledged modeling career.

Karita Tykkä (née Tuomola) is a Finnish tv-host, actress and model. She won the Miss Finland beauty pageant in 1997 and the Miss Baltic Sea pageant in 1998. Karita Tykkä was born in Kuopio. She is considered one of the most successful pageants ever in turning their Miss Finland title into a full-fledged modeling career.

Olli Jokinen is a Finnish professional ice hockey player currently playing for the #Winnipeg Jets of the National Hockey League (NHL). He has also represented #Calgary Flames, Los Angeles #Kings, New York #Islanders, Florida #Panthers, Phoenix #Coyotes and New York #Rangers. Olli #Jokinen began his professional career with #KalPa in Kuopio, Finland. He was born in Kuopio.

Olli Jokinen is a Finnish professional ice hockey player currently playing for the #Winnipeg Jets of the National Hockey League (NHL). He has also represented #Calgary Flames, Los Angeles #Kings, New York #Islanders, Florida #Panthers, Phoenix #Coyotes and New York #Rangers. Olli #Jokinen began his professional career with #KalPa in Kuopio, Finland. He was born in Kuopio.

Sami Kapanen is a Finnish professional ice hockey right winger. He has played 12 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Hartford #Whalers, Carolina #Hurricanes and Philadelphia #Flyers. Sami #Kapanen is the majority owner and general manager of Kuopio, Finland based team #KalPa. It was also where he started his professional career. Kapanen lives in Kuopio.

Sami Kapanen is a Finnish professional ice hockey right winger. He has played 12 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Hartford #Whalers, Carolina #Hurricanes and Philadelphia #Flyers. Sami #Kapanen is the majority owner and general manager of Kuopio, Finland based team #KalPa. It was also where he started his professional career. Kapanen lives in Kuopio.

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