Finland at the 1996 Summer Olympics

Finland at the
1996 Summer Olympics
IOC code FIN
NOC Finnish Olympic Committee
Website (Finnish) (Swedish)
in Atlanta
Competitors 76 (47 men and 29 women) in 15 sports
Flag bearer Mikko Kolehmainen
Ranked 40th
Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 2 1 4
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

Finland competed at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, United States. 76 competitors, 47 men and 29 women, took part in 74 events in 15 sports.[1]






The Finnish team sent only men to the 1996 archery tournament. Each won his first match, while two were defeated in the second round. Tomi Poikolainen was the only Finn to reach the third round, where he was defeated. The squad won its first match in the team round, but was soundly defeated in the quarterfinal.

Men's Individual Competition:

Men's Team Competition:


Men's 110 metres Hurdles

Men's Marathon

Men's 50 km Walk

Men's Pole Vault

Men's Shot Put

Men's Javelin Throw

Men's Hammer Throw

Women's 100 metres

Women's 200 metres

Women's 10.000 metres

Women's 4 × 100 m Relay

Women's Javelin Throw

Women's Shot Put

Women's Long Jump

Women's Triple Jump

Women's Heptathlon

Women's Marathon

Women's 10 km Walk


Men's Singles


Men's Kayak Singles, 500 metres

Men's Kayak Singles, 1,000 metres


Road Competition

Men's Individual Road Race

Women's Individual Road Race

Women's Individual Time Trial

Track Competition

Men's Individual Pursuit, 4,000 metres

Women's Sprint, 1,000 metres

Women's Points Race


Individual Mixed Dressage


One female fencer represented Finland in 1996.

Women's épée


Men's Half-Lightweight

Rhythmic gymnastics

Women's Individual Rhythmic Gymnastics


Men's Single Sculls

Women's Single Sculls




Men's 50 m Freestyle

Men's 100 m Freestyle

Men's 200 m Freestyle

Men's 100 m Butterfly

Men's 200 m Butterfly

Men's 200 m Individual Medley

Men's 400 m Individual Medley

Men's 4 × 100 m Freestyle Relay

Women's 50 m Freestyle

Women's 100 m Freestyle

Women's 200 m Freestyle

Women's 400 m Freestyle

Women's 100 m Backstroke

Women's 200 m Backstroke

Women's 100 m Breaststroke

Women's 200 m Breaststroke

Women's 100 m Butterfly

Women's 4 × 100 m Freestyle Relay

Women's 4 × 100 m Medley Relay


Men's Lightweight

Men's Heavyweight


Men's Lightweight, Greco-Roman

Men's Welterweight, Greco-Roman

Men's Middleweight, Greco-Roman

Men's Light-Heavyweight, Greco-Roman

Men's Super-Heavyweight, Greco-Roman



  1. "Finland at the 1996 Summer Games". Retrieved 2012-02-11.
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