In the latest chapter of hockey’s classic Nordic rivalry, the Finnish lions demolished Sweden 6-1 in the gold medal game of the 2011 IIHF World Championship. This means that the Finns have beaten Sweden to the World Championship title in both ice hockey and floorball.

20110516 Photo: Peter Jansson / Iltasanomat

The 16-year wait for Finnish fans was finally over and the celebration was on, not only in the arena, but from Helsinki to Rovaniemi.

World Cup Celebration

The Ilta-sanomat photographer Peter Jansson published a live photo feed of the welcoming party as the Finnish national team arrived at the Helsinki airport. Except this weeks “pic of the week” we find a hot topic in the live photo feed. Among the celebrating world champions the coach Pasi Nurminen fell headlong on the World Cup trophy.

Fun? Well, at least it will be a YouTube classic.