The prosecutors announced their decision this morning on Finnish Television station YLE after a thorough investigation of the incident. They found that the organizers had appropriate medical staff on hand, and the sauna temperature was cooler than it had been in years past. They also presented evidence that the Russian man who died shortly after the event may have used painkillers and ointments that were forbidden by the organizers.
The organizers may still face civil actions from the deceased man’s family.
The other finalist in the sauna at the time, Finn Timo Kaukonen, who is still recovering from severe burns from the competition, has repeatedly expressed that he does not blame the organizers for what happened.