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News06 Mar 2018

Paavo Nurmi Games javelin bonus: throw better than Finnish record, win an island

Organisers of the Paavo Nurmi Games are offering a one-of-a-kind incentive bonus this year to the winner of the men’s javelin competition: throw farther than the standing Finnish record of 93.09m and you’ll be handed the deed to an island.

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News29 Mar 2017

Yego, Walcott and Pitkamaki added to Turku’s javelin field

Organisers of the Paavo Nurmi Games have announced that three global champions will join Olympic champion Thomas Rohler on the javelin runway at the IAAF World Challenge meeting in Turku on 13 June.

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News15 Oct 2015

Pressure eases for Pitkamaki and Ruuskanen heading to Rio

Qualifying for the Finnish javelin team is difficult at the best of times, but the contest for Olympic team berths this week became a lot more competitive for all but two of the country’s top throwers.

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Report26 Aug 2015

Report: men’s javelin final – IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015

There was promise for a high-quality javelin competition after some great throws earlier this season and tonight’s final didn’t disappoint.

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Report17 Jul 2015

Lavillenie and Perkovic return to winning ways in Monaco – IAAF Diamond League

Renaud Lavillenie and Sandra Perkovic are two of the most dominant athletes in IAAF Diamond League history. Both were coming off rare losses in Lausanne, but rebounded at Monaco’s Herculis meeting on Friday (17).

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Report25 Jun 2015

Fajdek triumphs in Turku

Poland’s world hammer champion Pawel Fajdek extended his winning streak to nine competitions when he won at the Paavo Nurmi Games, an IAAF Hammer Throw Challenge meeting, with 80.71m in front of a capacity crowd of 12,000 in the Finnish city of Turku on Thursday (25).

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Previews03 Jun 2015

Lavillenie and Pichardo the 'golden gladiators' in Rome – IAAF Diamond League

Following their fantastic feats already in this season’s IAAF Diamond League, all eyes will be on Renaud Lavillenie and Pedro Pablo Pichardo at the Golden Gala Pietro Mennea meeting in Rome on Thursday (4).

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Report15 May 2015

Doha 200m winner Felix flies to best time since Olympic triumph – IAAF Diamond League

On a night of superb performances at the first IAAF Diamond League meeting of 2015, Allyson Felix cannot be denied her place in the spot light in Doha.

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News26 Dec 2014

2014 end-of-year reviews – throws

Statisticians A Lennart Julin and Mirko Jalava look back on the best throwing performances of the year.

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Report02 Sep 2014

In spite of rain, Perkovic and Pitkamaki shine in Zagreb

Throwers Sandra Perkovic and Tero Pitkamaki produced the key performances at the 64th Hanzekovic Memorial on Tuesday (2) on an evening when rain took central stage in the Croatian capital.

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Report25 Jun 2014

Pars triumphs in Turku to extend his unbeaten streak

Olympic champion Krisztian Pars continued his unbeaten streak in this season’s IAAF Hammer Throw Challenge with a winning throw of 79.83m at the 52nd edition of Paavo Nurmi Games in Turku, Finland, on Wednesday (25).

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Previews23 Jun 2014

A treat for Turku as Pars looks to remain perfect

The 2014 IAAF Hammer Throw Challenge moves on to the Finnish city of Turku, where the 52nd Paavo Nurmi Games will play host to a high standard men’s competition on Wednesday (25).

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