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 Thursday 27 February 2014 - FCCJ Special Event

Tour to the National Olympic Stadium and Lunch at Umaya

Images from the event

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The 16 participants pose for a group photo before the tour.
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A statue in front of the entrance served as our reception desk...
Gatering at the pier in Asakusabashi.
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FCCJ President Marko Saarelainen makes welocme remarks.
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The tour guide makes an introduction of the tour.
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The front gate with memorial boards of all winners at the 1964 games.
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Pauli Nevala's name on the board.
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Winner of the Javelin throuw at the 1991 World Atlethics Championship Kimmo Kinnunen's name was found on another board.
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The stadium.
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The Imperial Box.
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Marko Saarelainen, winner of the the National Stadium Tour Cup... but this was just for show, no car or 1 mill. USD...
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Modest dressing rooms by today's standards for elite athletes.
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Showers from another era.
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Warm-up area before entering the arena.
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The famous ladies stand-up toilet...only showed to us in pictures - bottom right.
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Small park with statues and memorial stones.
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Center the caldroun for the 1964 Olympics flame.
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Quite a climb up to the caldroun.
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The caldroun, made in Saitama, is rather modest compared to ones at recent Olympic Games, only 2.1 m high and 2.1 m in diameter.
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FCCJ President Marko Saarelainen explains.
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A short walk from the stadium to the lunch venue.
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The group entering Umaya.
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Nice traditional interior.
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Ready to enjoy the 'gakuyameshi' lunch.
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Not an ordinary salaryman's lunch...
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FCCJ President Marko Saarelainen makes closing remarks.
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Another group photo at the main entrance of Umaya.
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Leaving Umaya.
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