Finland at the
1976 Winter Olympics
IOC codeFIN
NOCFinnish Olympic Committee
Websitesport.fi/olympiakomitea (in Finnish and Swedish)
in Innsbruck
Competitors47 (38 men, 9 women) in 8 sports
Flag bearerRauno Miettinen (nordic combined)
Medals
Ranked 6th
Gold
2
Silver
4
Bronze
1
Total
7
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)

Finland competed at the 1976 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck, Austria.

Medalists

Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold Arto Koivisto
Juha Mieto
Matti Pitkänen
Pertti Teurajärvi
Cross-country skiing Men's 4 × 10 km relay
 Gold Helena Takalo Cross-country skiing Women's 5 km
 Silver Heikki Ikola Biathlon Men's 20 km
 Silver Henrik Flöjt
Heikki Ikola
Esko Saira
Juhani Suutarinen
Biathlon Men's 4 x 7.5 km relay
 Silver Helena Takalo Cross-country skiing Women's 10 km
 Silver Marjatta Kajosmaa
Hilkka Riihivuori
Liisa Suihkonen
Helena Takalo
Cross-country skiing Women's 4 × 5 km relay
 Bronze Arto Koivisto Cross-country skiing Men's 15 km

Alpine skiing

Main article: Alpine skiing at the 1976 Winter Olympics

Women
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Riitta Ollikka Downhill 1:53.85 30
Riitta Ollikka Giant Slalom 1:40.15 34
Riitta Ollikka Slalom 54.23 26 51.39 17 1:45.62 17

Biathlon

Main article: Biathlon at the 1976 Winter Olympics

Men
Event Athlete Time Penalties Adjusted time 1 Rank
20 km Juhani Suutarinen 1'17:25.89 2 1'19:25.89 13
Esko Saira 1'15:32.84 2 1'17:32.84 6
Heikki Ikola 1'13:54.10 2 1'15:54.10 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
1 One minute added per close miss (a hit in the outer ring), two minutes added per complete miss.
Men's 4 x 7.5 km relay
Athletes Race
Misses 2 Time Rank
Henrik Flöjt
Esko Saira
Juhani Suutarinen
Heikki Ikola
2 2'01:45.58 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
2 A penalty loop of 200 metres had to be skied per missed target.

Cross-country skiing

Main article: Cross-country skiing at the 1976 Winter Olympics

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
15 km Risto Kiiskinen 47:21.06 32
Pertti Teurajärvi 46:04.84 14
Juha Mieto 45:46.27 10
Arto Koivisto 44:19.25 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
30 km Juhani Repo 1'35:31.06 22
Matti Pitkänen 1'33:44.74 13
Arto Koivisto 1'32:23.11 8
Juha Mieto 1'31:20.39 4
50 km Juha Mieto 2'50:03.61 34
Pertti Teurajärvi 2'47:25.60 27
Arto Koivisto 2'43:44.79 10
Juhani Repo 2'42:54.89 9
Men's 4 × 10 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Matti Pitkänen
Juha Mieto
Pertti Teurajärvi
Arto Koivisto
2'07:59.72 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Women
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
5 km Taina Impiö 17:03.30 19
Marjatta Kajosmaa 16:36.25 9
Hilkka Riihivuori 16:17.74 4
Helena Takalo 15:48.69 1st place, gold medalist(s)
10 km Marja-Liisa Hämäläinen 32:37.72 22
Marjatta Kajosmaa 31:35.50 11
Hilkka Riihivuori 31:29.39 9
Helena Takalo 30:14.28 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Women's 4 × 5 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Liisa Suihkonen
Marjatta Kajosmaa
Hilkka Riihivuori
Helena Takalo
1'08:36.57 2nd place, silver medalist(s)

Figure skating

Main article: Figure skating at the 1976 Winter Olympics

Men
Athlete CF SP FS Points Places Rank
Pekka Leskinen 13 14 14 166.98 119 13

Ice hockey

Main article: Ice hockey at the 1976 Winter Olympics

First Round

Winners (in bold) entered the Medal Round. Other teams played a consolation round for 7th-12th places.

Team 1  Score  Team 2
 Finland 11–2  Japan

Medal round

Rank Pld W L T GF GA Pts
1  Soviet Union 5 5 0 0 40 11 10
2  Czechoslovakia 5 3 2 0 17 10 6
3  West Germany 5 2 3 0 21 24 4
4  Finland 5 2 3 0 19 18 4
5  United States 5 2 3 0 15 21 4
6  Poland 5 1 4 0 9 37 2

Nordic combined

Main article: Nordic combined at the 1976 Winter Olympics

Events:

Athlete Event Ski Jumping Cross-country Total
Distance 1 Distance 2 Points Rank Time Points Rank Points Rank
Jorma Etelälahti Individual 69.0 72.0 185.1 24 52:05.85 183.35 23 368.45 24
Jukka Kuvaja 71.0 74.5 197.3 13 50:03.26 201.74 9 399.04 11
Rauno Miettinen 75.0 78.5 219.9 2 51:12.21 191.40 19 411.30 4
Erkki Kilpinen 74.0 75.0 203.1 8 50:20.46 199.16 11 402.26 10

Ski jumping

Main article: Ski jumping at the 1976 Winter Olympics

Athlete Event Jump 1 Jump 2 Total
Distance Points Distance Points Points Rank
Harri Blumén Normal hill 75.5 105.6 75.0 104.8 210.4 29
Jouko Törmänen 78.5 112.4 78.0 112.6 225.0 14
Esko Rautionaho 79.5 116.5 78.0 113.1 229.6 11
Harri Blumén Large hill 81.0 84.4 77.0 76.3 160.7 41
Rauno Miettinen 95.5 96.2 83.0 89.2 185.4 21
Esko Rautionaho 90.0 103.5 84.5 94.3 197.8 12
Jouko Törmänen 91.0 105.4 87.5 99.5 204.9 10

Speed skating

Main article: Speed skating at the 1976 Winter Olympics

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Pertti Niittylä 40.65 15
1000 m Pertti Niittylä 1:21.43 8
1500 m Olavi Köppä 2:03.69 10
5000 m Olavi Köppä 7:59.52 20
10,000 m Olavi Köppä 15:39.73 9
Women
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Paula-Irmeli Halonen 43.99 8
1000 m Tuula Vilkas 1:32.94 17
Paula-Irmeli Halonen 1:31.72 13
1500 m Tuula Vilkas 2:24.55 20
3000 m Paula-Irmeli Halonen 5:03.08 22
Tuula Vilkas 4:51.71 12

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