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THE OLYMPIC STADIUM AND STADIUM TOWER
Why? Vaakuna was opened for the Olympics and was the official Olympic provider of accommodation.
The Olympic Stadium, Finland's largest sports arena, is only a few kilometres away from here. Stadikka, as it known to the people of Helsinki, hosts athletics, soccer and ice hockey, as well as some spectacular concerts.
It is well worth it to climb to the top of the 72-metre tower to admire the unforgettable views over Helsinki. The most celebrated moment of the tower's history was on 19 July 1952, when Hannes Kolehmainen and Paavo Nurmi lit the Olympic flame. The Helsinki Olympics had begun. The tower also houses the Sports Museum of Finland, where you can learn about Finnish sports history.