Rudolf Bauer – 1900 Paris Olympics Discus Throw Champion -Post Card Hungary

Rudolf Bauer – 1900 Paris Olympics Discus Throw Champion -Post Card Hungary

Rudolf Bauer (2 Jan 1879 – 09 Nov 1932) was a Hungarian athlete and Winner of Gold Medal in the Men’s Discus Throw at 1900 Paris Olympics. He won with a throw of 36.04 metres -A new Olympic record. 16 Discus throwers from eight nations participated.

Hungary issued a 60 florin Postcard on Rudolf Bauer.

HUNGARY POST CARD OLYMPICS DISUS
HUNGARY POST CARD 1900 OLYMPICS DISCUS CHAMPION -RUDOLF BAUER

Alfred Hajos- First Olympic Gold Medallist in Swimming 1896 – Post Card of Hungary

Alfred Hajos- First Olympic Gold Medallist in Swimming 1896 – Post Card of Hungary

Alfred Hajos- Guttmann (01 Feb 1878 – 12 Nov 1955) was born in Budapest, Hungary. He was a Hungarian Swimmer and Architect. He was named Alfred Guttmann on birth. He lost his father when he was 13 years old. His father drowned in the Danube and died. He took Hajos (meaning Sailor in Hungarian ) after that. In 1896, he was an architect student and initially did not get permission to miss classes and participate in the Olympics. However managed to convince his dean and entered for all three Swimming events at Olympics i,e. 100 M Freestyle, 500 M Freestyle and 1200 M Freestyle. He won the 100 m freestyle -the First Swimming event- and dropped out of 500 m freestyle due to weather and water conditions. The Swimming events were held in Bay of Zea in the Mediterranean as no Pool was built. He won the 1200 metres freestyle also. He thus became the First modern Olympics Swimming Gold Medallist & First Hungarian Olympics Swimming Gold Medallist.

He returned to 1924 Paris Olympics as an art Competition participant and won a Silver Medal with his partner Dezso Lauber in architect. He thus became only one of two athletes to win medals in Olympics Sports and art competitions.

He was awarded the Olympic Diploma of Merit by IOC in 1953. He was also made a member of International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame He built the Alfred Hajos Swimming Complex on Margaret Island on the Danube in Budapest where a large number of International Swimming events have been held.

A Post Card was issued by Hungary to honour this great Hungarian Swimmer & Sportsman.

HUNGARY POST CARD OLYMPICS SWIMMING
HUNGARY POST CARD ALFRED HAJOS – FIRST OLYMPICS SWIMMING CHAMPION

Special Cancellation Badminton -India 2013.

Special Cancellation Badminton -India 2013

A Special Cancellation was provided by Cuttack GPO on XXVII National Sub-Junior Championship 2013. A Post Card with Cancellation is listed. A stamp design on Nandini Satpathy –  Former Odisha Chief Minister also features on this Special Post Card.

SUB JR BADMINTON
SPECIAL CANCELLATION BADMINTON 2013

Philately & Hockey -Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup Bhubaneswar 2018 – India

Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup Bhubaneswar 2018 – India

The 14th edition of Men’s World Cup Field Hockey known as Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup Bhubaneswar 2018 will be held from 28 Nov 2018 to 16 Dec 2018 at Kalinga Stadium Bhubaneswar in Odisha India.

SIX DAYS TO GO

Philatelic material issued across the World are listed

A Post Card was issued by Poland in 2007 to mark the 75th Anniversary of Sports Club Pocztowiec Poznan. AZS Politechnika Poznanska is aField Hockey team based in Poznan Poland.It was founded in 1932 and original name was Pocztowiec Poznan. In 2012 it merged with Poznan University of Technology. The Postcard shows a Hockey Player and team members.

POSTCARD POLAND HOCKEY
POSTCARD POLAND 2007 -POZNAN HOCKEY CLUB OF POLAND.

A Cover from The Netherlands which has a meter Franking cancellation showing a Hockey Stick and a Ball. It is originated from Royal Dutch Hockey at Amstelveen.

METER CANC HOCKEY NETHERLANDS
METER CANCELLATION HOCKEY NETHERLANDS

A Stamp issued in 1973 by Netherlands on 75th Anniversary Royal Dutch Hockey Union.It Features Hockey players.

FDC NETHERLANDS HOCKEY
FDC NETHERLANDS HOCKEY 1973

A Special Cover issued during UPHILEX 2007 stamps exhibition features Indian Hockey which won 7th Asian Cup Hockey at Chennai defeating Korea in 2007.

SPECIALCOVER INDIA HOCKEY
SPECIAL COVER INDIA – 2007 ASIA CUP HOCKEY WINNERS INDIA

A stamp was issued by Belgium on Ist Intercontinental Hockey Cup on 10 Sep 1977.

STAMP BELGIUM HOCKEY
STAMP BELGIUM HOCKEY 1977

More Philatelic material on Hockey follows.

 

Post Paid envelope on Paua Shell – New Zealand

Post Paid envelope on Paua Shell – New Zealand

New Zealand issued a Post paid envelope on Paua shell. Paua is Maori name given to three species of large edible sea snails.

PP ENV NZ GEM
POST PAID ENVELOPE NEW ZEALAND -PAUA SHELL