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.
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.