Princess Kako of Japan visits Panathenaic Stadium

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Princess Kako of Japan, a member of the Japanese imperial family, visited the Panathenaic Stadium, during her official travel to Greece, following the invitation of the Greek government.

Princess Kako of Akishino was welcomed by the President of the Hellenic Olympic Committee and IOC Member Spyros Capralos and the Secretary General Emmanuel Kolympadis. The Princess listened with great interest, details and not so known information about the history of the stadium that hosted the first Modern Olympic Games, from its construction and the organization of the Athens Olympics in 1896 until its evolution in modern history.

Princess Kako had also the opportunity to visit the stadium Museum and showed great interest for the posters and the torches of the Olympic Games that Japan hosted, in Tokyo in 1964, in Nagano in 1998 and recently in Tokyo again in 2020.

The President of the Hellenic Olympic Committee Spyros Capralos expressed his gratitude to the Princess for visiting the Panathenaic Stadium, honoring the Olympic movement. Mr Capralos also emphasized that Greece and Japan are linked by bonds of friendship and cooperation through the valuable legacy that the Olympic Games left in both countries, inspiring the next generations with the values ​​and Olympic ideals.