Title credits to Kogs!!
Sunday, Nov. 12 THE AMAZING RACE 10 --Every second counts as the
(8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) remaining teams make their way through Helsinki. Phil Keoghan hosts. Turku & Helsinki, Finland
) Tarballs More info about the Finland spoiler: Some teams and camera crews were spotted at Turku's railway station at 5:20 pm last friday. Teams drove off towards east with Mercedeses. I'll try to get some info about how many teams were seen, or what they looked like. Signal
Here's some pics in a train from Tampere to Turku
I heard from a reliable source that some woman had talked with one couple in the train and the couple said that they had flown from Madagascar to Helsinki and from Helsinki to Tampere and Ylöjärvi and then they had to travel with a train to Turku where they must find the cars and drive to quarry mines in Lohja. What happened after that is unknown.
checks in with more details! I've read and heard about people seeing the contestants climbing in the Olympic Stadium's tower in Helsinki, and Phil was spotted in a park/restaurant in Helsinki, wich could also be true.
"Yes, they were also in Tampere week ago friday (june 16th), or actually Ylöjärvi, close to my home. I heard about it from my aunt who drives a taxi, and she had taken one couple from Tampere train station to Ylöjärvi and back. They were hurrying to catch the train to Turku. My aunt was first a bit shocked when few dark skinned americans passed others in the queue and jumped to the car with a man sitting on the front seat who had a huge camera"
There was another sighting at the Helsinki train station june 16th. A "chinese" looking couple was seen running in the station with a camera man, and they had two other couples following themSignal
checks in with more info !!
Oh and also there is some info about their "task" in Ylöjärvi. Obviously it was some kind of obstacle course at swamp
The landowner of the area is keeping his mouth shut, but nearby neighbours reported a helicopter and lots of people including security who kept the nosy ones far. The famous clue box was also seen there.Signal
And I have scan for you, puddin
I also translated it. Here is the scan of article
And here's what it says:AMAZING RACE WAS HERE?
If the travelling route of Amazing Race would finally reach Finland, then where would
the american reality-tv makers head for? Cultural sights that we don't have, or to the
crowded national parks in Lapland? Eyewitnesses have said that production crew looking
very much like the Amazing Race was seen in the middle on June on obstacle course at swamp
Foreign production crew with fire trucks and helicopters circling the sky didn't go
unnoticed by local residents, even thought that security personnel kindly prevented the curious ones
to not come too close. Contestants speaking english ran with yellow/black envelopes and cameramen
filming also a box matching the descriptions of the series clue box on a nearby road.
The area is privately owned beautiful swamp area, which in this time of year has nests of cranes
and swans. At winter the 40 hectare swamp is used for skiing. Owner of the land area is not saying anything,
and the production team is not revealing the routes of the still unseen episodes.
If Amazing Race really visited on Pirkanmaa region, it will still take years until the
episode is seen here. Latest season shown by MTV3 was season 5, but in the US the season
currently on production would be 10th. Tyler James & Kandice errr or is that Dustin ? lol Wet " Swampy " shoes & socks?
adding this :
Thanks, Signal! That clears some things up.
ETA: Here's a possible Finland timeline...
DEPART Madagascar on June 15
Flights leave Antananarivo at 12:50am, arrive in Helsinki at either 4:25 or 7:25pm
Teams are bunched somewhere (tower at Helsinki Olympic Stadium) until morning of 6/16
Gates open at 9:00am? (according to website)
Teams climb tower (roadblock?)
Take 2 hour train trip to Tampere, arrive around noon?
Go to Ylojarvi (arrive around 12:30), do task (detour)?
Go back to Tampere train station
Take 2 hour train trip to Turku (depart around 3:00?)
Depart Turku around 5:20 (time teams were sighted)
Teams proceed to Lohja (arrive around 7:30? Signal -- 2 hours to get from Turku to Lohja?)
Do something at mines in Lohja?
Seems like a lot of driving, but not unreasonable timing-wise.