Malta 2021 – Stamps on Tokyo Olympics
The Olympics date to more than 2,000 years ago, with the earliest records from the 8th century B.C. to the 4th century A.D. The Games were resumed in the late 19th century by a young Frenchman named Pierre de Coubertin. The first event of the modern Olympics took place in 1896 in Athens. It featured 280 male participants from 13 nations, competing in 43 events and sports, including track and field, gymnastics, swimming, wrestling, cycling, tennis, weightlifting, shooting, and fencing. In 1994, the Summer and Winter Olympic Games started being held separately, alternating every two years in the four-year period.Malta participated for the very first time in the 1928 Summer Olympics, when a waterpolo team took the challenge in competing abroad with other nationalities.Nowadays, the Olympics are a globalised event with over 200 nations competing. This year the Summer Olympics were held in Tokyo, after being postponed due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Events began on Friday 23rd July ending on Sunday 8th August 2021, attracting over 11,000 male and female participants who will competed in 33 different sports across 339 events with millions of viewers expecting to watch the games.
Malta issued Three Stamps on 23 Jul 2021. A First Day Cover with Three stamps is listed. Print run 80,000