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It all started with floorball: How a sports hater became a sports embracer

Team EräViikingit vs. Team Koovee ( 2-8 ) 18-02-17 Floorball league, Photo: Juhani JärvenpääFloorball. Perhaps not as well known in Australia as it should be, but definitely an essential part of Finnish culture. From initial misconceptions about the sport (ranging from 'Floorboard' to sali'brandy') to an established and growing floorball scene in Australia, we had a chat to the Australian Floorball Association founder Rainer Martiskin to iron out any potential misunderstandings and learn more about the sport! More...

Easter festivities with a Finnishing touch – the annual Finnish Festival in Australia

Picture: Pinja ImmonenThis Easter, the 51st Finnish Festival was held by the Finnish Society of Melbourne in Altona. The annual Festival (previously known as the Easter Games) gathers Finnish emigrants and their descendants as well as Australian friends from all around Australia to compete in both cultural games and sports and to spend quality time with lifelong friends during the Easter time. More...

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