Palindrome Date Covers – Germany 1977- 1000 Years of Dudweiler
Dudweiler in Germany is a small town which came into being in 977 AD. Germany issued a special cover on 7-7-77 to mark its 1000th Year. The Cover also features the 1976 Montreal Olympics Miniature sheet with Dudweiler cancellation and featured Field Hockey and Rowing.
Palindrome – A Palindrome is a word ,number ,phrase or other sequence of characters which reads the same backward as forward,such as madam, racecar or number 10201. This cover has date cancellation as 7-7-77.
Youth Olympic Games (YOG) is an international multi-sport event organised by the international Olympic Committee every four Years. The First edition of Summer Youth Olympic Games was held in Singapore from 14 August to 26 August 2010 while the first Winter Youth Olympic Games was held in Innsbruck, Austria from 13 to 22 January 2012. The age limit for participation in these Games is 14 to 18 years. The original idea for such an event was introduced by an Austrian industrial manager Mr Johann Rosenzopf in 1998. The concept was in response to the growing global concerns about childhood obesity and low levels of participation of youth in sporting activities.
The initial response of IOC to holding of a purely sporting event for Youth was negative. It was decided to include Cultural and Education program as part of games. Mr Jacques Rogge,the then IOC President ,formally ratified the plans for Youth Olympic Games at the 119th IOC Session in Guatemala City on 06 July 2007. Singapore was chosen to host the First Summer Edition on 21 February 2008. The scond edition was held in Nanjing China in 2014 .
2018 Youth Olympic Games – Buenos Aires -India 3 Golds ,7 Silver
3rd Youth Olympics are currently being held in Buenos Aires ,Argentina.Manu Bhaker India’s ace shooter was the Flag Bearer for India at the Games.
India has won three Gold Medals and Seven Silver Medals on First Ten days of the Games.Indian Men’s and Women’s Hockey teams win Silver at Youth Olympics.
Stamps on Youth Olympic Games .
Pakistan issued a stamp to commemorate the First Youth Olympic Games held in Saingapore. The Stamp was released on 14 August 2010. The stamp features logo of Games and athletes in action . A First Day Cover with stamp and First Day of Issue Cancellation of Karachi Philatelic Bureau is listed.
Singapore issued a set of Four stamps on 14 Aug 2010 to honour these Games. The stamps feature Lyo and Merly , official mascots for these Games.Lyo is a red male Lion while Merly is a blue female Merlion.
24th World Olympic Collectors’ Fair – Los Angeles from 6 to 8 Sep 2018.
The 24th World Olympic Collectors’ Fair will be held in Los Angeles & City of Long Beach from 6 to 8 Sep 2018. This annual gathering of Olympic Coin,Stamps ,Pin and Memorabilia is likely to attract 125 Participants from 25 Countries and around 7000+ visitors.
Stamps of Belarus on 2018 Winter Olympics -Pyeongchang 2018
The 2018 Winter Olympics also known XXIII Olympic Winter Games and commonly known as PyeongChang 2018 were held in Pyeongchang County, Gangwon Province ,South Korea from 9th to 25th Feb 2018. A total of 2922 athletes from 92 Countries participated.
South Korea hosted the Winter Olympics for the First time .Seoul had hosted Summer Olympics in 1988.
Belarus issued a stamp to commemorate the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics on 09 Feb 2018. Quantity printed 72,000.
Stamps on Olympic Games – 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games – USA 1991
United States issued a set of Five stamps on 12 Jul 1991 to commemorate the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games .The stamps are on Athletics events High Jump,Javelin Throw ,Sprint,Discus Throw and Hurdles. A mixed sheetlet containing all stamps was also issued and is listed.