Fazza Heritage Championships – UAE 2013

Fazza Heritage Championships – UAE 2013

UAE (United Arab Emirates) issued two stamps on 28 Jul 2013 on Fazza Heritage Championships.

1 Dirham – Fazza Championship for Freediving – Freediving Underwater Competition.

150 Fils – Fazza Youla Championships  -Competition for Adults in handling Youla Weapons.

A FDC is listed.

UAE FDC FAZZA HERITAGE 2013
UAE FDC FAZZA HERITAGE CHAMPIONSHIPS 2013

 

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Alfred Hajos- First Olympic Gold Medallist in Swimming 1896 – Post Card of Hungary

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.

HUNGARY POST CARD OLYMPICS SWIMMING
HUNGARY POST CARD ALFRED HAJOS – FIRST OLYMPICS SWIMMING CHAMPION

Miniature Sheet Hong Kong China – Public Architecture 2016

Miniature Sheet Hong Kong China – Public Architecture 2016

Hong Kong Post issued a miniature sheet on 31 Mar 2016 to commemorate Public Architecture in Hong Kong. The buildings featured on stamps are

1.70 $ – Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence.

2.20 $ -Victoria Park Swimming Pool.

2.90 $ -Sai Kung Waterfront Park.

3.10 $- Tin Shui Wai Leisure & Cultural Building

3.70 $-Hong Kong Wetland Park

5.00 $- Services Departments Headquarters

MS HONG KONG ARCHI BLDGS
MS HONG KONG 2016 -PUBLIC ARCHITECTURE IN HONG KONG

 

Bangkok 1998 – 13th Asian Games- Stamps of Thailand

Bangkok 1998 – 13th Asian Games- Stamps of Thailand

The 13th Asian Games were held in Bangkok – Thailand from 06 Dec to 20 Dec 1998. A total of 6,554  Competitors from 41 Nations participated in 377 events in 36 Sports

A  set of Four stamps were released on 27 mar 1998. The stamps feature Shooting ,Gymnastics,Swimming & Wind Surfing.

 

A set of four stamps was issued as Charity stamps with surcharge on 06 Dec 1998.The stamps featured Field Hockey, Wrestling ,Rowing , Show Jumping.