Kagawa Olympic Pre-Camp for Beijing 2008 Coming Soon.
Starting from July 28th, the national teams of Finland (track and field, kayak, and boat) and Denmark (track and field), as well as track and field athletes from Estonia and Egypt will be training at Marugame Stadium (in Marugame) and Fuchu Lake (in Sakaide), where they will be preparing and making adjustments for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. Prior to the Pre-Camp, Kagawa Prefecture invited a native lecturer from each country, and held an international understanding lecture about such things as each country's culture, history and lifestyle. The lectures, which targeted elementary school students, were held at 11 schools in Marugame and Sakaide, and at four venues for the general public. In total, more than 1,100 people attended the lectures, and they were able to obtain firsthand information and to familiarize themselves with each country.
「What is Estonia like ?」
Lecturer：Mrs. Monika Rainum
Everyone has so many questions to ask!
All of the students have prepared for this lecture beforehand.It's wonderful!
「What is Finland like ?」
Lecturer：Mrs. Arja Yamada
She said that many Finns are shy like many Japanese people.
Students and teachers were surprised to hear that Finnish students have no homework during summer vacation.
「What is Egypt like?」
Lecturer: Mr. Mohamed Qadry
Students learned how to play Egyptian Rock-paper-scissors.
Many people were interested in little known facts, such as that there are beaches in Egypt or that there are many cars in the inner-city.
「What is Denmark like?」
Lecturer：Mr. Bent Lindblad
The Oresund Bridge which connects Denmark and Sweden is a sister bridge with the Seto Ohashi Bridge.
Kagawa Olympic Pre-Camp for Beijing 2008 starts from July 28th.
Please come see the Olympic athletes training at Marugame Stadium and Fuchu-Lake.