Monday, January 14, 2013

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Latest Post from Travel Wonders of the World


Photo of the Week: Paavo Nurmi Statue (Helsinki, Finland)

Posted: 13 Jan 2013 02:03 PM PST

A discussion over a weekend coffee bought me to hunt down this old travel photo from Helsinki in Finland. This dated scanned image shows a fine bronze statue of Paavo Nurmi, the Flying Finn outside the Helsinki Olympic Stadium (for the 1952 games where Nurmi lit the flame). Paavo Nurmi is a Finnish hero winning nine Olympic gold medals and three silver medals across three Olympic Games in middle...

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