Stamps on Sports Personalities  – 1968 Mexico Olympics – Germany 1968

Stamps on Sports Personalities  – 1968 Mexico Olympics – Germany 1968

The Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) or West Germany issued a set of Five stamps on 06 Jun 1968 to commemorate 1968 Mexico Summer Olympics.These Stamps featured Sports Personalities and Administrators connected with the Olympic movement.

10+5 Pf – Carl Friedrich Freiherr Von Langen (1887-1934). A German Horse Rider who won the Individual Dressage Event in Equestrian with his horse Draufganger at the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics

20+10 Pf – Rudolf Harbig (1913-1944). A German middle-distance runner who competed in 800 metres but did not win any medal, but won a Bronze medal in 4x400m relay tea with the German team. Joined the Nazi army and fought for Nazi Germans in the Battle of Moscow in 1941.

30 Pf – Baron Pierre de Coubertin (1862-1937). Founder of the International Olympic Committee and its second President. He is the father of modern Olympic Games.

30+15 Pf – Helen Mayer (1910-1953) was a German-born fencer who won Gold Medal at 1928 Amsterdam Olympics and a Silver Medal at 1936 Berlin Olympics. She was a Jewish and was forced to move out of Germany in 1933 and yet returned to Germany to compete in Women’s Individual Foil as a Jewish. She was the only athlete of Jewish origin to win a Medal for Germany.

50+25 Pf – Carl Diem (1882-1962)– Sports Organizer and Teacher. As the Secretary-General of the Organising Committee of the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games, he is known as the Chief Organiser of 1936 Berlin Summer Olympics. He is also credited with the tradition of starting the Olympic Torch Relay from the 1936 Berlin Olympics. After the War, he became associated with Berlin University Physical Education Department. Due to his relations with the German Government from 1939-1945 was always a controversial figure.

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GERMANY 1968 -SPORTS PERSONALITIES

 

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Stamps on 1984 Winter Olympics Sarajevo  –Bobsledding– USA 1984.

Stamps on 1984 Winter Olympics Sarajevo  –Bobsledding– USA 1984.

The First Winter Olympics were held in Chamonix, France in 1924 in which 16 Nations participated in 6 Sports, 9 Disciplines and 16 events in Men’s and Women’s Category.

The 1984 Winter Olympics or XIV Winter Olympics were held in Sarajevo Yugoslavia (Now in Bosnia & Herzegovina)  from 08- 19 Feb 1984. The then President of Yugoslavia Mika Spiljak inaugurated the Games. A total of 1272 athletes from 49 Nations participated in 6 Sports, 10 Disciplines and 39 events. East Germany (GDR) topped the medals tally with 09 Gold Medals.

The USA  issued a  set of stamps on 06 Jan 1984 to commemorate the 1984 Sarajevo Winter Olympics. Five First Day Covers with stamps are being listed. A First Day Cover with Block of Four stamps and a cover featuring Bobsledding is listed.

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USA 1984 – SARAJEVO WINTER OLYMPICS 1984- BOBSLEDDING.

 

Stamps on 1984 Winter Olympics Sarajevo –Cross Country Skiing & Ice Hockey– USA 1984.

Stamps on 1984 Winter Olympics Sarajevo  –Cross Country Skiing & Ice Hockey– USA 1984.

The First Winter Olympics were held in Chamonix, France in 1924 in which 16 Nations participated in 6 Sports, 9 Disciplines and 16 events in Men’s and Women’s Category.

The 1984 Winter Olympics or XIV Winter Olympics were held in Sarajevo Yugoslavia (Now in Bosnia & Herzegovina)  from 08- 19 Feb 1984. The then President of Yugoslavia Mika Spiljak inaugurated the Games. A total of 1272 athletes from 49 Nations participated in 6 Sports, 10 Disciplines and 39 events. East Germany (GDR) topped the medals tally with 09 Gold Medals.

USA  issued a  set of stamps on 06 Jan 1984 to commemorate the 1984 Sarajevo Winter Olympics. Five First Day Covers with stamps are being listed.

20 c – Cross Country Skiing (Introduced in 1924 Winter Olympics)

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USA 1984 -SARAJEVO WINTER OLYMPICS 1984 -CROSS COUNTRY SKIING

20 c  – Ice Hockey (Introduced in 1920 Winter Olympics at Antwerp Belgium)

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USA 1984- SARAJEVO WINTER OLYMPICS 1984-ICE HOCKEY

 

Stamps on 1984 Winter Olympics Sarajevo  –Ice Dancing & Alpine Skiing – USA 1984.

Stamps on 1984 Winter Olympics Sarajevo  –Ice Dancing & Alpine Skiing – USA 1984.

The First Winter Olympics were held in Chamonix, France in 1924 in which 16 Nations participated in 6 Sports, 9 Disciplines and 16 events in Men’s and Women’s Category.

The 1984 Winter Olympics or XIV Winter Olympics were held in Sarajevo Yugoslavia (Now in Bosnia & Herzegovina)  from 08- 19 Feb 1984. The then President of Yugoslavia Mika Spiljak inaugurated the Games. A total of 1272 athletes from 49 Nations participated in 6 Sports, 10 Disciplines and 39 events. East Germany (GDR) topped the medals tally with 09 Gold Medals.

USA  issued a  set of stamps on 06 Jan 1984 to commemorate the 1984 Sarajevo Winter Olympics. Five First Day Covers with stamps are being listed.

20 c – Ice Dancing ( Event of Figure Skating Discipline)

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USA 1984 -SARAJEVO WINTER OLYMPICS 1984 – ICE DANCING

20c -Alpine Skiing (First introduced in 1924 Winter Olympics)

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USA 1984 -SARAJEVO WINTER OLYMPICS 1984- ALPINE SKIING

Stamps on 1984 Winter Olympics Sarajevo  –Biathlon – USSR 1984.

Stamps on 1984 Winter Olympics Sarajevo  –Biathlon – USSR 1984.

The First Winter Olympics were held in Chamonix, France in 1924 in which 16 Nations participated in 6 Sports, 9 Disciplines and 16 events in Men’s and Women’s Category.

The 1984 Winter Olympics or XIV Winter Olympics were held in Sarajevo Yugoslavia (Now in Bosnia & Herzegovina)  from 08- 19 Feb 1984. The then President of Yugoslavia Mika Spiljak inaugurated the Games. A total of 1272 athletes from 49 Nations participated in 6 Sports, 10 Disciplines and 39 events. East Germany (GDR) topped the medals tally with 09 Gold Medals.

USSR  issued a  set of stamps on 08 Feb 1984 to commemorate the 1984 Sarajevo Winter Olympics. Four First Day Cover with stamps are being  listed

5 Kopec – Biathlon

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USSR 1984- SARAJEVO WINTER OLYMPICS 1984-BIATHLON

10 Kopec – Speed Skating

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USSR 1984- SARAJEVO WINTER OLYMPICS 1984- SPEED SKATING

 

Stamps on 1984 Winter Olympics Sarajevo  – USSR 1984.

Stamps on 1984 Winter Olympics Sarajevo  – USSR 1984.

The First Winter Olympics were held in Chamonix, France in 1924 in which 16 Nations participated in 6 Sports, 9 Disciplines and 16 events in Men’s and Women’s Category.

The 1984 Winter Olympics or XIV Winter Olympics were held in Sarajevo Yugoslavia (Now in Bosnia & Herzegovina)  from 08- 19 Feb 1984. The then President of Yugoslavia Mika Spiljak inaugurated the Games. A total of 1272 athletes from 49 Nations participated in 6 Sports, 10 Disciplines and 39 events. East Germany (GDR) topped the medals tally with 09 Gold Medals.

USSR  issued a  set of stamps on 08 Feb 1984 to commemorate the 1984 Sarajevo Winter Olympics. Four First Day Cover with stamps are being  listed

20 Kopec – Ice Hockey

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USSR 1984- SARAJEVO WINTER OLYMPICS 1984-ICE HOCKEY.

 

45 Kopec- Figure Skating

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USSR 1984- SARAJEVO WINTER OLYMPICS 1984- FIGURE SKATING

Commemorative Cover on 2014 Winter Olympics Sochi  – Nepal 2013.

Commemorative Cover on 2014 Winter Olympics Sochi  – Nepal 2013.

The First Winter Olympics were held in Chamonix, France in 1924 in which 16 Nations participated in 6 Sports, 9 Disciplines and 16 events in Men’s and Women’s Category.

The 2014 Winter Olympics or XXII Winter Olympics were held in Sochi Russia from 07- 23 Feb 2014. Russian President Vladimir Putin inaugurated the Games. A total of 2873 athletes from 88 Nations participated in 7 Sports, 15 Disciplines and 98 events. Russia and Norway bagged 11 Gold Medals each.

Nepal issued a Commemorative Cover on these Olympics on 26 Nov 2013. The cover is cancelled at Kathmandu GPO. The Mascots for Sochi Olympics -The Leopard, Hare and Polar Bear feature on the Cover.

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NEPAL 2013 -COMMEMORATIVE COVER 2014 SOCHI WINTER OLYMPIC GAMES.