Stamps on Yachting Events – New Zealand – Sydney Hobart Race 2019
New Zealand issued a set of stamps on Yachting Events on 02 Feb 1987.
40c- Southern Cross Cup -Cruising Yacht Club of Australia introduced this Yacht race off Sydney’s coast from 1967 to 2001.In 2001 conducted from Sydney to Hobart (Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 628 Nautical Miles).
2019 Sydney Hobart Race -Re-introduced in 2013 as Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race and other races. The 2019 race starts on 26 Dec 2019 and it is the 75th Sydney Hobart Race. A wooden 10-metre yacht built in 1904 will be among the 164 Yachts that will take part in 2019 race and this Yacht named Katwinchar is the oldest vessel ever to take part in this race.
Painting of Football match by Nicolas de Stael fetches 20 Million Euros at Auction
A Painting “Parc des Princes” by Nicolas de Stael, a French artist of Russian origin was sold for 20 Million Euros at Christies’s auction in Nov 2019. The painting, in a rich array of colours painted in 1952 depicts an international friendly football match between France and Sweden during the Golden period of French football players. Parc des Princes was the name of the stadium and now hosts the Paris Saint-Germain Club.
South Africa is 2019 Rugby World Cup Champions – Japan 2019
The Rugby World Cup is played every Four Years. The Inaugural World Cup was played in 1987 and was co-hosted by New Zealand and Australia. Eight editions of World Cup have been held till now. The last World Cup was played in England in 2015 and next world Cup which will be Ninth World Cup is scheduled to be held in Japan from 20 September 2019 to 02 November 2019. There will twenty teams participating in 2019 Rugby World Cup. New Zealand is current World Champions and has won the Webb Ellis Trophy thrice, Australia and South Africa have won it twice and England have won it once.
Japan issued a miniature sheet containing ten stamps on 2019 Rugby World Cup on 06 Sep 2019. Each stamp features Flags of participating countries.
Springboks defeated England 32-12 to become the 2019 World Cup Champion and lifted the Webb Ellis Cup for the third time to equal New Zealand’s record. Six penalties by Handre Pollard put them in the driver’s seat, wingers Makazole Mapimpi and Cheslin Kolbe scored first ever tries for SA in a final to seal England loss. A Far more representative South African team saw Siya Kolisi become the first Black South African to lift the Rugby World Cup.
A Pair of 1972 running shoes, one of the first pairs made by Nike Inc sold for a record-shattering price of $ 437,000 at a Public auction. The so-called Nike “Moon Shoe” designed by Nike co-founder Bill Bowerman for runners at 1972 Olympic trials were sold at Sotheby’s auction house in New York. It was the first ever auction dedicated to sneakers. The Buyer was a Canadian investor and Car Collector who had earlier bought 99 pairs of sneakers at an auction.
Kargil (OP VIJAY) was one of the toughest and longest campaigns in recent times wherein the Pakistani intruders were crushed by Gallant Indian Forces. Legendary and heroic battles were fought in Dras, Kaksar, Batalik, and Turtuk sectors at heights above 12000ft. Point 4875, Tiger Hill and Tololing,” Yeh Dil Maange More ” still resonates in our minds till date.
A Grateful Nation bestowed Four Pram Vir Chakras, 10 MVC’s, 49 VrC’s and 135 Sena Medals on it’s Gallant, Patriotic, Brave and Courageous Heroes.
Today on Kargil Diwas let’s pay homage to courage, valour and sacrifices of the Heroes of the Operation Vijay. We celebrate the 20th Anniversary of this historic Victory over Pakistan and remind them of a befitting reply to each and every misadventure of theirs
Army Postal Service has issued a large number of Special Covers related to Kargil. Few covers are listed.
Pan American Games are held every four years for the nations of the Americas. They are held one year prior to the Summer Olympic Games.
-The First Pan American Games were held in Buenos Aires in Argentina from 25 Feb to 09 Mar 1951. Over 2,500 athletes from 21 Countries participated in 18 Sports and 140 events. Argentina topped the Medals tally.
-The XVII or 17th Pan Am Games were held in Toronto in Canada from 10 Jul to 26 Jul 2015. Over 6,000 athletes from 41 Countries participated in 36 Sports and 364 events.
-The XVIII or 18th Pan Am Games will be held in Lima in Peru from 26 Jul to 11 Aug 2019. Over 6,600 athletes from 41 Countries are likely to participate in 39 Sports.
The USA has bagged 1944 gold medals till date in Pan Am Games followed by Cuba with 875 Gold Medals.
Milco in orange and Red (Colours of Peruvian Flag) is the mascot for Lima 2019 Pan Am Games.
Se-Tenant Stamp issued by Peru on 28 Feb 2019 featuring Milco, the Mascot of 2019 Pan American Games.