Paavo Nurmi’s birthday June 13

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Paavo Nurmi Pariisin olympiakisojen maastojuoksussa 1924, kuvalähde Gallica.fr

Paavo Nurmi’s birthday celebrations in TAHTO: a brand new photo exhibition, lessons and guided tours.

A HUNDRED YEARS AGO IN PARIS -exhibition is open for public

Paris last hosted the Olympic Games in the summer of 1924. 3,099 men and 158 women from 45 countries competed for medals in 131 events in the French capital. Paris 1924 also marked the highpoint of Finnish sports history. Finland finished second in the medal standings, beaten only by the United States.

The photo based exhibition covers the games from the Finnish perspective. The exhibition will be a part of the main exhibition of TAHTO from June 13th to September 4th.

Exhibition languages: Finnish, France and English.

The exhibition is supported by The Embassy of France in Finland.

Finland’s successful Olympic team marches at the Pallokenttä (Helsinki’s football field) in 1924 after the homecoming.
FROM PARIS TO PARIS -lessons June 13 (included in exhibition’s admission / museum card)

Sports Museum TAHTO hosts a world class lesson event on history and present of the Olympic Games.

12.00-12.30 Refreshments / coffee serving

12.3012.40 Opening speech, Kalle Rantala, Head of Exhibitions, TAHTO

12.4513.25 From Paris to Paris 1924-2024, Vesa Tikander, Special Researcher, TAHTO

13.3014.15 The Games of Paris 2024 from environmental aspect, François Croquette, Director of Ecological Transition and Climate at the City of Paris

14.2014.45 Scientific insight into elite athletes preparing for the Olympic Games in France, Gaël Guilhem, Head of Laboratory Sport, Expertise and Performance of INSEP

14.4515.00 Discussion and the end of the event

Sylvi Saimo -hall in TAHTO.

The event is supported by INSTITUT FRANÇAIS DE FINLANDE

Guided tours to exhibition June 13 (included in exhibition’s admission / museum card):

Paavo Nurmi and other olympic heroes / Paavo Nurmi ja muut olympiasankarit -opastus

11.30 English

16.00 suomeksi