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Flying Finn

"The Flying Finn" was a nickname given to several Finnish runners including Olympic gold medallists, Ville Ritola and Paavo Nurmi. At the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris, Nurmi won five gold medals for events including the 1500 m and 5000 m (which were held with only an hour between them).

The term has such international reknown that it is often attached to notable Finnish sportsmen whose exploits are fleet of foot or have to do with fast cars.

"Flying Finn" is also the name of a small airline in Finland. It operates two McDonnell Douglas MD-83 planes OH-LMR and OH-LMS bought from Finnair. It runs daily flights between Helsinki and Oulu. It also runs limited services between Helsinki and Rovaniemi, Kuopio[?] and London. CEO is Pasi Nopanen[?].

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Flying Finn (http://www.flyfi.net)

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