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Ski jumper Harri Olli suspended for rest of the season by Finnish Skiing Association

Ski jumper Harri Olli suspended for rest of the season by Finnish Skiing Association

Finnish ski jumper Harri Olli was banned Tuesday for the rest of the season for breaching team rules and for unsportsmanlike conduct at the ski flying world championships.
The Finnish Skiing Association punished Olli after he reportedly disappeared late Friday and only turned up on Saturday three hours before the second day of jumping at the worlds in Germany.
According to local media reports, Olli also made insulting comments about team officials and seemed under the influence of alcohol when returning to Finland on Monday.
"Olli's comeback in the national team is possible if he will follow the rules set for the team, and alter his conduct," the association said in a statement.
Olli came to prominence at last year's worlds in Sapporo, Japan, when he finished second to Simon Ammann of Switzerland by 0.2 points in the large hill event.
Olli finished sixth at last week's worlds and contributed to Finland's silver medal in the team competition. In the current World Cup, his best finish is a fourth place earlier this month.