A 13c Postcard issued on 1980 Olympics featuring a Runner Carrying Olympic Torch.It was issued on 30 Apr 1984. It also features a cancellation on Hockey station Monterey Park California 29 Jul 1984. The Weingart Stadium in Monterey Park played host to all Field Hockey matches of 1984 Olympics.
The International Tennis Federation conducts Davis Cup – Men’s Team Tennis event. It is played on a knock out basis between teams of various countries. The 2002 Davis Cup final was played in France between Russia and France and Russia won the title defeating France 3-2. It was the 91st edition of Davis Cup. It was first Davis Cup title for Russia.
Russia issued two stamps and a miniature sheet on 19 Feb 2003 to mark this historic win.
The 8.00 Rouble stamp was issued in sheets of 10. The print run for stamps was 300,000 and 30,000 sheets were printed. It shows the Russian Flag and a tennis ball.
The French Open Tennis Tournament is also known as Roland Garros & is now played at Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France. French Open was first played in 1891. It is a clay court tournament played over last week of May and early June. The 2019 edition will be played from 26 May 2019 to 09 Jun 2019. French open is the second of the four Grand Slam tournaments held every year. The Roland Garros stadium is named after the French aviator Roland Garros. The First French Open to be played at Roland Garros stadium was in 1928.
Rafael Nadal has won 11 French Open titles in Men’s Singles and Chris Evert has won Seven Women’s singles titles.
France issued a stamp to commemorate 50th Anniversary of Stade Roland Garros (1928-1978) on 27 May 1978.A FDC is listed.
Third South Pacific Games – Souvenir Booklet Papua New Guinea 1969.
The Pacific Games (earlier called South Pacific Games) are held every four years for countries around the South Pacific Ocean. The First Games were held in 1963 and the sixteenth edition will be held in Apia Samoa in July 2019.
The Third South Pacific Games were held in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea from 13-25 Aug 1969. Papua New Guinea issued a set of three stamps to mark the games. The stamps were issued on 13 Aug 1969. The stamp features “Fireball” Class Sailboat.A Souvenir Booklet issued is listed.
Stamp Booklets of India – Sachin Tendulkar – Silipex 2014
A Stamp booklet was issued by North Bengal & Sikkim Region in Feb 2014. It was issued during Silipex 2014 and features Sachin Tendulkar on its Cover. The back cover features Kanchenjunga Stadium. It is a multi-purpose stadium in Siliguri, West Bengal having a capacity of 40,000 and was built in the 1980s.
Rodney George Laver, AC, MBE ( born 09 August 1938) is an Australian Tennis Legend. He was born in Rockhampton, Queensland.
He has won 11 Grand Slam Titles including Three Australian Open Men’s Singles Titles in 1960.1962 & 1969. He has won French Open twice in 1962 & 1969 , The US Open twice in 1962 & 1969 and Wimbledon four times (1961,62,68 & 69). He is the only player to twice achieve the Grand Slam (1962 & 1969) and only one to do in the open era. The Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne Park is named after him in 2000.
MBE – Member of the Order of British Empire – 1970.
Australian Sports Medal -30 Aug 2000
Companion of The Order of Australia (AC) -2016 Australia Day Honours.
International Hall of Fame -1981.
Margaret Court, AO, MBE (born 16 July 1942) is an Australian Women’s Tennis Legend who has won 11 Australian Open Women’s Singles titles including seven titles before 1969. She has won a total of 24 Grand Slam singles titles ( French Open -5, US Open -5 and Wimbledon-3). She also won 19 Women’s Doubles and 21 Mixed Doubles Grand Slam titles . These 64 Titles is a World record which still stands in her name . She is perhaps the Greatest Tennis Player of all times.
The Margaret Court Arena in Melbourne Park is named after her.
MBE – Member of the Order of British Empire – 1967.
Australian Sports Medal -30 Aug 2000
Officer of The Order of Australia (AO) -2007.
International Hall of Fame -1993.
Australia issued four stamps in honour of Rod Laver and Margaret Court on 24 January 2003. One stamp shows them in action and in the other one, each one is seen holding the trophy.
Australian Open Men Singles Trophy – Norman Brookes Challenge Cup
Sir Norman Everard Brookes ( 14 November 1877 – 28 September 1966) was an Australian Tennis player who won three Grand Slam singles titles (Wimbledon in 1907 & 1914, Australasian Championships in 1911). The Australian Open Men’s Singles Trophy the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup is named in his honour. Australia issued a stamp in his memory on 18 February 1981.