You might be surprised how often traces of blue-and-white Finnish influence can be spotted in places near and far.
Most Olympic medals total, per capita (302 in all) of any nation
Slideshow: As Winter Olympic events opened to female participation in the early and mid-1900s, Finnish women athletes often acted as trailblazers. In Pyeongchang, South Korea in 2018, Finnish sportswomen continue to compete for top results, as they always have.
Amount of trips Finns make to Lapland each year
Source: Statistics Finland
For Helsinkian Janne Saario, a childhood passion for skateboarding led to a pro career. Later he became one of the few architects in the world to focus on site-specific skateparks as high-quality urban spaces that inspire skaters and flow with the landscape.