Based on their status as one of the top nine ranked countries, Finland was automatically entered in the 2010 Olympic tournament, allowing them avoid the qualification process for teams outside the top nine.
They again returned to the top with a second World Championship in 2011, led by tournament leading scorer Jarkko Immonen, Mikael Granlund, who earned himself a place in Finnish history with a postage stamp to commemorate his shock goal against Russia, goaltender Petri Vehanen and captain Mikko Koivu.
The Finnish forwards are down a man, due to the injury to Mikko Koivu, who was unable recover in time from a foot injury to lead the team in Sochi. Leadership will now come from their captain, the evergreen Teemu Selänne (43) and Olli Jokinen (35). Other familiar names are Valtteri Filppula, Granlund, Jussi Jokinen, Lauri Korpikoski, and Tuomo Ruutu. Of their remaining players, six play in the Russian KHL and three play at home in Finland.
This jersey was featured on Selänne's rookie card, which became a much sought after item when Selanne set records for Most Goals by a Rookie with 76 and Most Points by a Rookie with 132, which still stand today 20 years later - and while Selänne is still an active player in the NHL.
Here is a look at the jerseys that Finland will be wearing in the 2014 Olympics in Sochi. The logo on the blue jersey is based on the jerseys originally worn in 1965 when Finland hosted the World Championships.
The white jersey on the other hand…
It's the strangest one Nike has unleashed upon the field playing at Sochi with it's full bleed flag design on the body, one seriously unconventional jersey which is sure to receive plenty of commentary once it takes to the ice during the Games.