Finland at the
1994 Winter Olympics
Flag of Finland.svg
IOC codeFIN
NOCFinnish Olympic Committee
Websitesport.fi/olympiakomitea (in Finnish and Swedish)
in Lillehammer
Competitors61 (47 men, 14 women) in 8 sports
Flag bearer Marja-Liisa Kirvesniemi
Medals
Ranked 16th
Gold
0
Silver
1
Bronze
5
Total
6
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)

Finland competed at the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway.

Medalists

Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Silver Mika Myllylä Cross-country skiing Men's 50 km (classical) 27 February
 Bronze Mika Myllylä Cross-country skiing Men's 30 km (freestyle) 14 February
 Bronze Jari Isometsä
Harri Kirvesniemi
Mika Myllylä
Jari Räsänen
Cross-country skiing Men's 4 × 10 km relay 22 February
 Bronze Marja-Liisa Kirvesniemi Cross-country skiing Women's 5 km 15 February
 Bronze Marja-Liisa Kirvesniemi Cross-country skiing Women's 30 km 24 February
 Bronze Finland men's national ice hockey team
Ice hockey Men's competition 26 February

Alpine skiing

Main article: Alpine skiing at the 1994 Winter Olympics

Men
Athlete Event Final
Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Total Rank
Janne Leskinen Downhill 1:47.87 30
Super-G 1:34.09 13
Giant Slalom 1:34.65 DNS DNF
Combined 1:38.88 54.47 52.18 3:25.53 22
Mika Marila Super-G 1:38.14 40
Giant Slalom DNF DNF
Slalom 1:02.54 1:02.45 2:04.99 12
Combined 1:45.01 50.42 50.09 3:25.52 21

Biathlon

Main article: Biathlon at the 1994 Winter Olympics

Men
Athlete Event Final
Time Pen. Rank
Harri Eloranta 10 km Sprint 30:02.1 4 15
20 km Individual 1:01:40.9 6 30
Vesa Hietalahti 10 km Sprint 32:06.0 5 52
20 km Individual 1:08:49.1 10 68
Erkki Latvala 10 km Sprint 32:08.4 3 54
Timo Seppälä 20 km Individual 1:02:07.0 3 41
Erkki Latvala
Harri Eloranta
Timo Seppälä
Vesa Hietalahti
4 × 7.5 km Relay 1:33:11.9 1 5
Women
Athlete Event Final
Time Pen. Rank
Pirjo Aalto 7.5 km Sprint 29:59.2 3 61
Katja Holanti 15 km Individual 1:00:13.6 7 56
Mari Lampinen 7.5 km Sprint 27:14.5 2 16
15 km Individual 59:16.9 6 48
Tuija Sikiö 7.5 km Sprint 27:39.1 0 24
15 km Individual 58:13.1 5 38
Tuija Vuoksiala 7.5 km Sprint 28:23.2 3 36
15 km Individual 1:00:09.3 6 55
Katja Holanti
Tuija Sikiö
Mari Lampinen
Tuija Vuoksiala
4 × 7.5 km Relay 1:58:55.7 4 10

Cross-country skiing

Main article: Cross-country skiing at the 1994 Winter Olympics

Men
Athlete Event Final
Start Rank Time Rank Total Rank
Jukka Hartonen 30 km Free 1:16:18.7 13
Karri Hietamäki 50 km Classical 2:20:50.9 40
Jari Isometsä 10 km Classical 26:06.5 23
15 km Free Pursuit DNS
30 km Free 1:15:12.5 6
Harri Kirvesniemi 10 km Classical 25:13.2 9
15 km Free Pursuit DNS
50 km Classical 2:11:19.3 12
Mika Myllylä 10 km Classical 25:05.3 6
15 km Free Pursuit +0:45 6 36:50.9 7 +1:47.1 4
30 km Free 1:14.14.5 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
50 km Classical 2:08:41.9 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Jari Räsänen 10 km Classical 25:31.5 12
15 km Free Pursuit +01:11 12 36:32.7 3 +1:54.9 6
30 km Free 1:16:10.7 11
Sami Repo 50 km Classical 2:20:32.8 37
Mika Myllylä
Harri Kirvesniemi
Jari Räsänen
Jari Isometsä
4 × 10 km relay 1:42:15.6 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Women
Athlete Event Final
Start Rank Time Rank Total Rank
Mari Hietala 15 km Free 44:56.8 24
Marja-Liisa Kirvesniemi 5 km Classical 14:30.6 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
10 km Free Pursuit +00:28 3 29:21.6 21 +2:19.5 13
30 km Classical 1:26:13.6 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Merja Lahtinen 15 km Free 43:50.7 16
30 km Classical 1:29:55.1 15
Pirkko Määttä 5 km Classical 14:51.5 9
10 km Free Pursuit +00:43 9 29:10.1 18 +2:23.0 15
30 km Classical 1:29:27.0 14
Tuulikki Pyykkönen 5 km Classical 15:13.6 18
10 km Free Pursuit DNS
Marjut Rolig 5 km Classical 15:05.1 14
10 km Free Pursuit +00:57 14 29:43.2 23 +3:10.1 21
30 km Classical 1:27:51.4 8
Pirkko Määttä
Marja-Liisa Kirvesniemi
Merja Lahtinen
Marjut Rolig
4 × 5 km relay 59:15.9 4

Figure skating

Main article: Figure skating at the 1994 Winter Olympics

Women
Athlete Final
Short Program Rank Free Skating Total Rank
Mila Kajas 8.0 16 10.0 18.0 12
Ice Dancing
Athlete Final
Compulsory Dance 1 Rank Compulsory Dance 2 Rank Original Dance Rank Free Dance Total Rank
Susanna Rahkamo
Petri Kokko
0.8 4 0.8 4 2.4 4 4.0 8.0 4

Freestyle skiing

Main article: Freestyle skiing at the 1994 Winter Olympics

Men
Athlete Event Qualifying Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Juha Holopainen Moguls 23.39 20 Did not advance
Janne Lahtela Moguls 24.60 12 24.78 9
Women
Athlete Event Qualifying Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Minna Karhu Moguls 23.08 11 23.00 13

Ice hockey

Main article: Ice hockey at the 1994 Winter Olympics

Men's Team Competition

Pos. No. Name 1993-94 team
G 1 Pasi Kuivalainen Finland KalPa
G 30 Jukka Tammi Finland Tampereen Ilves
G 35 Jarmo Myllys Finland Rauman Lukko
D 2 Marko Kiprusoff Finland TPS
D 4 Erik Hämäläinen Finland Jokerit
D 5 Timo Jutila Finland Tampereen Tappara
D 6 Pasi Sormunen Finland HIFK
D 12 Janne Laukkanen Finland HPK
D 23 Hannu Virta Finland TPS
D 26 Mika Strömberg Finland Jokerit
F 8 Janne Ojanen Finland Tampereen Tappara
F 9 Esa Keskinen Finland TPS
F 11 Saku Koivu Finland TPS
F 13 Marko Palo Finland HPK
F 14 Raimo Helminen Sweden Malmö IF
F 15 Mika Alatalo Finland Rauman Lukko
F 16 Ville Peltonen Finland HIFK
F 20 Jere Lehtinen Finland TPS
F 24 Sami Kapanen Finland KalPa
F 27 Tero Lehterä Finland Kiekko-Espoo
F 28 Petri Varis Finland Jokerit
F 40 Mika Nieminen Sweden Luleå HF
F 42 Mikko Mäkelä Sweden Malmö IF
Results
Stage Opponent Result Points Rank
Group Stage Czech Republic Czech Republic 03-01
Group Stage Russia Russia 05-00
Group Stage Norway Norway 04-00
Group Stage Austria Austria 06-02
Group Stage Germany Germany 07-01
Group Stage 25-04 10 1
Quarterfinal United States United States 06-01
Semifinal Canada Canada 03-05
Bronze Medal Match Russia Russia 04-00 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)

Nordic combined

Main article: Nordic combined at the 1994 Winter Olympics

Athlete Event First Round Second Round Cross-country
Points Rank Points Total Rank Start Time Rank Total Rank
Hannu Manninen Individual event 95.5 32 101.5 197.0 23 +05:33 43:08.9 46 48:41.9 38
Jari Mantila Individual event 104.5 13 109.0 213.5 10 +03:43 41:13.6 31 44:56.6 14
Tapio Nurmela Individual event 95.5 32 91.5 187.0 34 +06:40 40:19.8 21 46:59.8 25
Topi Sarparanta Individual event 95.0 35 97.0 192.0 28 +06:06 39:49.7 16 45:55.7 20
Jari Mantila
Tapio Nurmela
Topi Sarparanta
Team event 311.0 6 281.0 592.0 9 +11:47 1:24:32.4 7 1:36:19.4 8

Ski jumping

Main article: Ski jumping at the 1994 Winter Olympics

Athlete Event First Round Final
Points Rank Points Total Rank
Janne Ahonen Normal hill 112.5 24 73.5 186.0 37
Large hill 90.3 23 73.1 163.4 25
Ari-Pekka Nikkola Normal hill 116.0 19 115.0 231.0 16
Large hill 92.1 22 78.6 170.7 22
Jani Soininen Normal hill 126.0 8 132.5 258.5 6
Large hill 109.6 11 121.5 231.1 5
Janne Väätäinen Normal hill 113.0 23 93.0 206.0 30
Raimo Ylipulli Large hill 103.3 14 79.3 182.6 18
Raimo Ylipulli
Janne Väätäinen
Janne Ahonen
Jani Soininen
Team 443.8 5 445.7 889.5 5

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