Matti Nykänen

The feeling of “bon voyage”

Matti Nykänen, the world’s most successful ski jumper ever, was also a one-of-a-kind verbal virtuoso. He won 4 Olympic gold medals and 1 silver, as well as nine World Championship medals. He also introduced some now famous catchphrases to the Finnish language. If you hear someone say that “every chance is an opportunity” or that there’s a “50-60 chance,” they’re quoting Matti Nykänen.