Stamps on All Blacks – New Zealand 2010

Stamps on All Blacks – New Zealand 2010

The Silver Fern that appears on the All Blacks Jersey comes from the native Ponga Fern. The New Zealand  native Rugby Team adopted fern as its emblem when it toured England in 1888.At the inaugural New Zealand Rugby Football union meeting in 1893 Tom Ellison a member of the 1888 team proposed a uniform consisting of black jersey with a Silver Fern. the Silver fern has formed part of the Uniform for successive All Blacks teams ever since.

In a 1905 tour of the Northern Hemisphere the team’s early uniforms consisted of black jerseys with a Silver Fern. Since this time they have become known around the world as the ALL BLACKS.

A Miniature sheet with four stamps on All Blacks was issued by New Zealand on 14 Aug 2010. A FDC with MS is listed.

FDC NZ ALL BLACKS
FDC NZ ALL BLACKS -RUGBY- SILVER FERN-2010

King of Bhutan & Sports – Post cards of Bhutan

King of Bhutan & Sports – Post cards of Bhutan 2010

Bhutan Post marked the First Anniversary of Coronation of King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk in 2010. A set of Post Cards were issued by Bhutan Post. Four Post Cards showing the King and his love for Sports are very interesting and are listed below. King is shown playing Football,Rugby,Darts and Archery (National Game of Bhutan).

BHUTAN PC KING ARCHERY
KING & SPORTS – ARCHERY – POST CARDS OF BHUTAN 2010
BHUTAN PC KING FOOTBALL
KING & SPORTS – FOOTBALL -POST CARDS OF BHUTAN 2010
BHUTAN PC KING DARTS
KING & SPORTS – DARTS-POSTCARDS BHUATN 2010
BHUTAN PC KING RUGBY
KING AND SPORTS -RUGBY -POSTCARDS BHUTAN 2010
BHUTAN PC BACK
Postcards of Bhutan 2010 -King and Sports

Commonwealth Games 2018 Begin today- A Statistical Glance

Commonwealth Games 2018 Begin today

The Stats for the Games are

50/50 – For the first time in CWG History there will be equal number of Medal events for Men & Women after the addition of seven women’s events and categories across weightlifting ,Boxing and cycling.

6500 plus athletes are taking part

71 Nations and territories competing at the Games

275 Medal events.

18 sports and 7 Para Sports will be on display at 21st Games.

15 number of Sports that India will be competing including one Para sport

10 Core sports are there – Athletics,Badminton,boxing,Hockey,Lawn Bowls,Netball,rugby sevens,Squash,Swimming & Weightlifting.

8 Option sports are there РBasketball,Beach volleyball,Cycling,Gymnastics,Shooting, Table Tennis,Triathlon & Wrestling