Stamps on Australian Gold Medallists at 2004 Athens Olympics – Australia 2004

Stamps on Australian Gold Medallists at 2004 Athens Olympics – Australia 2004

The 2004 Summer Olympics or XXVIII Olympics were held in Athens Greece from 13 to 29 Aug 2004. A total of 10,625 athletes from 201 Nations participated in 28 Sports, 40 Disciplines and 301 events. The USA topped the medals tally with 36 Gold Medals. Australia won 17 Gold Medals and a total of 50 Medals to be placed fourth on Medals Table. Australia also became the first country to win more Gold Medals (17) immediately after hosting an Olympics – Sydney 2000 Australia won 16 Gold Medals.

Australia issued stamps in honour of its Gold Medallists at Athens 2004 Olympics immediately after the event. A total of 17 Stamps were issued along with individual sheetlets and a mini-sheet with 17 Stamps. All stamps were of 50c denomination.

Please note that though these 17 stamps were issued on different dates but the Mini sheet was issued containing all the stamps.

16 Aug 2004 (2 Stamps)- Ian Thorpe – Men’s 400m Freestyle Swimming &  Women’s 4x100m Freestyle Relay.

17 Aug 2004 (2 Stamps)- Sara Carrigan- Cycling Women’s Road race & Petria Thomas  Women’s 100m Butterfly.

18 Aug 2004 (2 Stamps) – Suzzane Balogh Shooting Women’s Trap & Ian Thorpe Men’s 200m Freestyle Swimming.

23 Aug 2004 (5 Stamps)- Jodie Henry -Women’s 100m Freestyle Swimming, Anna Meares – Cycling Women’s 500m time trial, James Tomkins & Drew Ginn Rowing Men’s Pair, Grant Hackett Men’s 1500m Freestyle Swimming & Women’s 4x 100m Medley Relay.

24 Aug 2004 (1 Stamp) – Chantelle Newbery -Women’s 10m Platform Diving.

25 Aug 2004 (1 Stamp) – Cycling Men’s 4000m Pursuit.

26 Aug 2004 (1 stamp) – Ryan Bayley – Cycling Men’s individual Sprint.

27 Aug 2004 (2 Stamps )- Graeme Brown & Stuart O’ Grady – Cycling Men’s Madison & Ryan Bayley Cycling Men’s Keirin.

30 Aug 2004- Men’s Field Hockey.



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