June 28, 1990 |
John Doherty of Ireland ran the year's fastest time at 5,000 meters Wednesday night, being timed in 13 minutes 15.28 seconds, at an IAAF Mobil Grand Prix track and field meet. Doherty missed his personal best of 13:15.09, set last year. Olympic 10,000-meter champion Brahim Boutayeb of Morocco was in contention in the 5,000, but dropped out after 3,000 meters, claiming injury. Steve Plasencia of the United States finished a distant second in 13:24.56.
July 25, 1999
Thank you for the excellent article about Helsinki ("High Season for Helsinki," June 27). Finland is too seldom remembered as one of the most clean, beautiful, peaceful and interesting destinations. I would like to add that the Finnish city of Tampere hosts an annual theater festival--Aug. 10 to 15 this year. It is a real "happening" with street theater, outdoor concerts, open-air dancing and poetry readings. For information, contact the Tampere International Theater Festival; telephone 011-358-3-223-1066, fax 011-358-3-223-0121.
May 27, 1986 |
A Tass press agency reporter has defected with his wife and two children while on assignment in Finland by crossing into neighboring Sweden, emigre sources said today. The sources said Raivo Ojasaar, 39, an Estonian who had been posted in Helsinki since 1981, may have continued to West Germany or the United States to seek asylum.
October 3, 2011 |
It was the era of big hair, big scoring and bigger dreams. Even in the age of no limits, a winsome 20-something hockey player from Finland with speed and touch was putting his NHL career on the time clock. Rookie Teemu Selanne was having dinner with two Winnipeg Jets teammates, forward Thomas Steen and defenseman Fredrik Olausson, and told them of his plans to return to play in Europe. They were properly dubious. "I told them two, three years and then I go back," Selanne, now 41 and entering the seventh season of his second stint with the Ducks, said the other day in Anaheim.
December 14, 2001 |
The bad news for King defenseman Jere Karalahti on Thursday was that he had not been selected to play for Finland in the Salt Lake City Olympics. The good news was that the Finns' decision not to include Karalahti on their 23-man Olympic roster had nothing to do with his past drug abuse. "No, no, no, no, no," Hannu Aravirta, coach of the Finnish national team, said from Helsinki when asked if Karalahti's history, including a 1997 conviction in Finland on drug offenses, had kept him off the team.
July 19, 1987 |
In a quiet bay off Helsinki's bustling harbor, Finland's icebreakers loom large and ungainly, basking in the long Nordic summer light as if on a well-deserved holiday after months of fighting bitter Arctic cold. "Icebreakers are an economic must for Finland. We are the only nation in the world where all our ports freeze over in the winter," said Harri Soininen, vice president of the Wartsila Arctic Research Center.