Paavo Nuotio

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full namePaavo Ferdinand•Nuotio
Used namePaavo•Nuotio
Born13 March 1901 in Heinola, Päijät-Häme (FIN)
Died14 November 1968 in Lahti, Päijät-Häme (FIN)
AffiliationsLahden Hiihtoseura, Lahti (FIN)
NOC Finland


Paavo Nuotio won the Finnish Ski Jumping Championship in three consecutive years, 1925-27, and again in 1932. He won the 1938 and 1939 seniors title, as well as the trial for the 1928 Winter Olympics. The following year he won two competitions in Switzerland, at St. Moritz and Davos. In Nordic combined, Nuotio was runner-up in the national trials behind Esko Järvinen, whom he was able to beat at the Olympics. His best placing in Nordic combined at the Holmenkollen was third. In addition to winter sports, Nuotio successfully played Pesäpallo, a local sport in Finland similar to baseball. With various teams, he won the Finnish Championship in 1925 and 1929-32. In 1933, he published the book Mäenlaskun opas (Ski Jump Guide).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1928 Winter Olympics Nordic Combined (Skiing) FIN Paavo Nuotio
Individual, Men (Olympic) 4
Ski Jumping (Skiing) FIN Paavo Nuotio
Large Hill, Individual, Men (Olympic) 12