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Arto Palovaara

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Arto Palovaara, Sunday Chronicler for Sports Rants Europe. Previously, he contributed for the betting company Betsafe, Svenska fans, Get real hockey and Ice nation UK. He is also an educated archaeologist and life coach who loves literature and history. Not to forget: probably he is the only sportswriter that plays the banjo.

The spirit of the Olympics must be saved

The rosters have been set for each country for the Olympic hockey tournament in South Korea since a while ago. Many of those participating hockey...

KHL: The calm before the storm

It seems to be quiet around the lakes Ladoga and Onega and the rivers Lena and Jenisej. Volga and Neva seem to flow peacefully...

World juniors: No more Buffalo, please

Perhaps we have been spoiled through the years with venues filled to the brim during this time of the year when the World Juniors...

Why is the World Juniors the most entertaining hockey tournament of...

While the IIHF, the NHL, the KHL, and the other hockey associations are arguing as usual about how to form and make new deals...

What rights do we have to demand that athletes should be...

So, it has been decided that Russia as contributing nation is excluded from the Winter Olympic Games in Pyongyang, South Korea and that the...

KHL: The high and low of the autumn side

If I could mention the politics in the KHL organization, first of all, I’d say that they have as you know made some moves...

Super-Eeli breaks the net

One of the biggest differences among many between the KHL and the other European leagues is that when a player is just a bit...

The Olympic hockey drops dead if the KHL withdraws

Those who remember the hockey tournaments in the Olympics before 1998 know that they were what they were, not the best hockey but far...

The #metoo campaign is the best healthy cure for a rotten...

Human evolution is not all about the technical development we have experienced since the early 18th century when the industrialization expanded. It is certainly also...

Jokerit, a true contender to the title this season?

Let’s throwback to the last season and see what we had when we watched Jokerit’s 3rd season in the KHL after a quite successful...