The XVI – 2004 National Sports Week also called PON XVI was held from 02 Sep to 14 Sep 2004 in Jakabaring Sports Complex in South Sumatra just 5 kms from Palembang in Indonesia. More than 5660 athletes took part in 41 sports and 607 events and 8 Paralympic/handicapped sports. It was also known as Sumsel 2004 .
Indonesia issued a set of two round shaped stamps on PON XVI featuring the sport of Sepak Takraw.
Sepak Takraw or Kick volleyball is a sport native to South east Asia . A team consists of 2-4 players and is played with rattan ball,synthetic rubberrised plastic . It is called Sepak Takraw in Indonesia and Singapore. It allows the players to touch the ball only with feet,chest,knee and head . It has been part of Asian Games since 1990 Beijing Asian Games. India won a Bronze Medal in Team Regu at 2018 Asian Games.
Taoyuan Airport MRT Line – Miniature Sheet -Republic of China (Taiwan)-2018
Taiwan (ROC) issued an odd shaped miniature sheet containing two stamps on Taoyuan Airport MRT Line.Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Access MRT,commonly knosas Airport MRT is a rapid transit line of Toyuan metro that connects the municipalities of Taipei, New Taipei & Taoyuan with Taoyuan International Airport. It was opened on 02 Mar 2017. It has a daily ridership of 56,000 plus and has 21 stations.
Russia stamps on 2018 FIFA World Cup Football -2015
Russia is hosting the 2018 FIFA World Cup Football which has reached semi-finals stage. A round shaped Miniature sheet containing one stamp of 100 roubles on FIFA Trophy was issued on 18 Sep 2015. Print quantity was 200,000.
Green Succulent – International rate stamp – USA 2017
USPS issued a round shaped stamp on Green Succulent on 28 April 2017. Green succulent is the new Forever international rate stamp. This Global Forever stamp can be used to mail a one ounce letter to any part of the Globe where First Class Mail International service is available.This stamp will have postage value equivalent to the price of single piece First Class Mail international first ounce machineable letter in effect at the time of use.
The stamp features a photograph of echeveria plant which belongs to stonecrop family and is genus to about 140 species native to Americas.
Artur Aleksanyan -Armenia Olympic Champion 2016 Rio Olympics.
Artur Aleksanyan is an Armenian Greco Roman wrestler who won Gold at Rio Olympics 2016 in 98 Kg Category. He was also a bronze Medallist at 2012 Olympics and World Champion in 2014.2015,2017. He is nicknamed “Polar Bear” .He is second Olympics Gold Medallist of Armenia since it gained Independence in 1991.He most decorated and renowned Armenian athlete.
A Round shaped stamp and miniature sheet was issued in his honour by Armenia on 30 May 2017.