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.
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.
Guernsey issued a miniature sheet on 20 Feb 2013 on Sark’s Gold Postbox. Sark is an Island in the Channel Islands in Southwestern English Channel off the coast of Normandy in France.It forms part of Bailiwick of Guernsey.
In 1980, Guernsey Post Office Post Box at Sark was painted blue, 11 years after the Company became independent from British Post Office. The Royal Mail has been celebrating every British Olympics Gold Medal by painting a postbox Golden in the Olympians hometown.
Carl Hester, Laura Becktolsheimer & Charlotte Dujardin won the Team Dressage Gold Medal in 2012 London Olympics. To commemorate this achievement the Sark Postbox was painted Gold in honour of Carl Chester who was born in Sark on 29 June 1967. Hester won the Gold Medal riding Uthopia.
In the New Years honours list of 2013, Carl Chester was appointed as Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MDE) for his contribution to Equestrian sports.
Carl Hester won a Silver Medal representing the United Kingdom in Team Dressage at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
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 second edition was held in Nanjing China in 2014 .
2018 Youth Olympic Games – Buenos Aires -India 3 Golds ,9 Silver & 1 Bronze
3rd Youth Olympics were held in Buenos Aires ,Argentinafrom 6 to 18 Oct 2018 .Manu Bhaker India’s ace shooter was the Flag Bearer for India at the Games.
India has won three Gold Medals , Nine Silver Medals and one Bronze Medal in the Games.Indian Men’s and Women’s Hockey teams won 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.
United Arab Emirates issued a miniature sheet featuring the 2010 Game Flame on 19 Aug 2010.
Sri Lanka Post issued a stamp on 12 Aug 2010 to commemorate Sri Lanka Youth team participation in Ist Youth Olympic Games in Singapore.
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.