A patriotic ex-pat being very happy today, my Team Finland beat Russia in front of Putin and other home audience 3 to 1 in Olympic ice-hockey quarterfinals. Especially the team captain Teemu Selänne
from Anaheim Ducks
(NHL) showed that at 43 he still plays better than most of the top national team and NHL players.
We Finns meet on Friday's semifinal our dear arch enemy Sweden. The other semifinal is at least as much packed with explosives, Team USA meets Canada.
- 2013*estimate 5,454,444
- 2000*census 5,180,000
- Density 16/km2 or 41/sq*mi (201st)
- 2013 estimate 143,657,134
- Density 8.4/km2 or 21.5/sq*mi (217th)