XIVth Commonwealth Games Auckland 1990– Stamps of New Zealand 1989
The Commonwealth Games is a multi-discipline sporting event involving athletes from Commonwealth of Nations. The event was first held in 1930 and has taken place every four years since then except 1942 & 1946 when they were cancelled due to World War II.
The last games were held in Gold Coast, Australia in 2018. The Games were known as
British Empire Games from 1930-1950,
British Empire & Commonwealth Games from 1954-1966,
British Commonwealth Games from 1970-1974
Commonwealth Games from 1978 onwards.
Auckland has hosted the Games Twice ( 1950 & 1990). A set of eight stamps were issued by New Zealand on 08 Nov 1989 to Commemorate the XIVth Commonwealth Games held in Auckland.
Stamps on Motorsports Champions – New Zealand 2009.
New Zealand issued a set of Five stamps, a Miniature sheet and two self-adhesive stamps on Motorsports Champions of new Zealand on 04 Feb 2009. The First Day cover with Five stamps and two self-adhesive stamps is listed.
50c – Scott Ronald Dixon (born 22 Jul 1980).He has won Five Indy Car Series Championships in 2003,08,13,15 & 18. He has won the Mid-Ohio 2019 Honda Indy 200
$1 -Bruce McLaren (1958-1970).A racecar designer, driver engineer and inventor. He won Four F1 titles and had 27 F1 Podium finishes. He founded the McLaren racing team which has won 8 World Constructors Championships and 12 World DriversChampionships till now in F1.
$1.50- Ivan Mauger (1939-2018).He was motorcycle speedway rider and won six World Championships.
$2.00 – Denny Hulme (1936-1992). He won 1967 F1 Drivers Championships. He had 8 Wins and 33 Podium finishes in F1.
$ 2.50 – Hugh Anderson (born 1936).He is four-time Grand Prix motorcycle road race Champion and 19 times New Zealand National Champion.
Olympic Stamps of Bangladesh– 1984 Los Angeles Olympics.
Bangladesh gained Independence in 1971 and Bangladesh Olympic Committee (BOA) was formed in 1979. Bangladesh athletes first took part in the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Olympic Games. Bangladesh has never participated in the Winter Olympics.
Olympic Stamps- Bangladesh has issued 34 stamps on Summer Olympics from 1976 to 2016. Bangladesh Post Office brought out a booklet cum presentation pack containing all stamps it has issued from 1976 to 2008 Summer Olympics.
The same is being listed for the Olympic Collectors.
The 1984 Summer Olympics or XXIII Olympics were held in Los Angeles USA from 28 July to 12 Aug 1984. A total of 6,829 athletes from 140 Nations participated in 21 Sports, 29 Disciplines and 221 events. President Ronald Reagan of USA inaugurated the Games. The USA topped the medals tally with 83 Gold Medals.
Bangladesh Post issued a set of three stamps on 31 Dec 1984 on Los Angeles Summer Olympics.
Taka 1 – Cycling Taka 5 – Field Hockey Taka 10- Volleyball
The 117th IOC Session was held in Singapore from 6-9 July 2005. Up to 5000 officials, media people came to Singapore to witness five of the world’s most glamorous and vibrant cities – Paris, New York, Moscow, London and Madrid-contend for the privilege to host 2012 Summer Olympics. The destiny and Olympic Programmes of each of 28 Olympic Sports was also on the agenda.
London won the right to host the 2012 Summer Olympics.
The 2012 Summer Olympics or XXX Olympics were held in London from 27 July to 12 Aug 2012. A total of 10,768 athletes from 204 Nations participated in 26 Sports, 39 Disciplines and 302 events. The USA topped the medals tally with 46 Gold Medals
Singapore issued a set of four stamps to commemorate the 117th IOC Session. The Stamps featured the location of five contenders for 2012 Olympics onWorld Map and Olympic sports
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.
Stamps of Russia on 2008 Beijing Olympics –Russia 2008
The 2008 Summer Olympics or XXIX Olympics were held in Beijing China from 08 to 24 Aug 2008. Russia issued a Se-tenant strip of three stamps on 15 Apr 2008 to commemorate the Olympics. A total of 10,942 athletes from 204 Nations participated in 28 Sports, 41 Disciplines and 302 events. President Hu Jintao of China inaugurated the Games. China topped the medals tally with 48 Gold Medals.
The FDC with three Se-tenant stamp strip is listed. The stamps and Cancellation feature Olympic Flame and various sports.
The 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympic Games will be held from 24 July to 09 August 2020 in Tokyo
These will be the Games of XXXII Olympiad.
206 nations are expected to take part in 339 events in 33 sports.
Over 11,000 athletes are expected to arrive at. various venues.
National Stadium in Tokyo will host the Opening Ceremony.
Miraitowa is the Official Mascot for Tokyo 2020.
We at Stamp Digest shall keep you informed about the Philatelic aspects and other interesting news related to Tokyo 2020. We shall also list stories and stamps related to the previous Olympic Games. So watch out this space at Stamp Digest.
The 2016 Summer Olympics also known as Games of XXXI Olympiad were held in Rio De Janeiro from 5 to 21 Aug 2016. A total of 11,238 athletes from 207 nations participated in 306 events in 28 Sports and 41 Disciplines. The United States topped the medals tally with 46 Gold Medals.
New Zealand issued a set of 10 Stamps on Rio 2016 Olympics on 06 Jul 2016. All stamps are $1 stamps. The theme is Road to Rio.