An emotional ride through the past inside the stadium where they triumphed 50 years ago. The four former Finnish athletes Riitta Salin, Pirjo Häggman, Marika Eklund and Nina Holmen, who competed during the Roma 1974 European Athletics Championships, returned to visit the Olympic Stadium for filming a television documentary and ahead of the next edition of the Roma 2024 European Athletics Championships, scheduled for 7-12 June (tickets on sale here).

The Finnish athletes won a total of five medals during the Roma 1974 European Athletics Championships. Salin, Häggman and Eklund together with Mona-Lisa Pursiainen made up the Finnish team that won silver in the 4×400 relay behind Germany. Salin also won gold in the 400m individual race, while Holmen triumphed in the 3,000m final and Pursianen stood on the third step of the podium in the 200m.

Completing the great rise of the Finnish female movement was Pirkko Helenius with her bronze medal won in the long jump.