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Tokyo 1964-The delegations in the Olympic stadium: Japan (JPN).
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Opening Ceremony Tokyo 1964

Yoshinori Sakai, the last torchbearer, stands next to Greek actress Aleka Katseli at a rehearsal prior to the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo Olympic Games

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Opening Ceremony Tokyo 1964

Yoshinori Sakai has lit the Olympic cauldron

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Final Torchbearer (1)

Yoshinori Sakai, who was born in Hiroshima on the day the first atomic bomb devastated the city, lights the Olympic flame in Tokyo's main stadium during the opening of the Olympic Games, 10th October 1964. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
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Final Torchbearer

Yoshinori Sakai, who was born in Hiroshima on the day the first atomic bomb devastated the city, lights the Olympic flame in Tokyo's main stadium during the opening of the Olympic Games, 10th October 1964. (Photo by Ishi/Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
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51 1964 Olympics Anton Geesink

1964: Anton Geesink of the Netherlands holds down Akio Kaminaga of Japan shortly before winning the open judo category at the 1964 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. Judo was included in the Olympic Games for the first time in Tokyo in 1964 and the host country, which invented the sport, swept up all the gold medals until the open category. Dutchman Geensik, who had been a dominant figure in the sport, triumphed and brought disappointment to the hosts. Geesink was a huge man, but had a nimbleness which belied his frame and skill with ankle taps which were crucial. He subsequently devoted himself to teaching and became an IOC member in 1987. Mandatory Credit: IOC/Allsport
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