Olympic Stamps of Bangladesh–  1988 Seoul Olympics.

Olympic Stamps of Bangladesh–  1988 Seoul Olympics.

Bangladesh gained Independence in 1971 and Bangladesh Olympic Committee (BOA) was formed in 1979. Bangladesh athletes first took part in the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Olympic Games. Bangladesh has never participated in the Winter Olympics.

Olympic Stamps- Bangladesh has issued 34 stamps on Summer Olympics from 1976 to 2016. Bangladesh Post Office brought out a booklet cum presentation pack containing all stamps it has issued from 1976 to 2008 Summer Olympics.

The same is being listed for the Olympic Collectors.

The 1988 Summer Olympics or XXIV Olympics were held in Seoul South Korea from 17 Sep to 02 Oct 1988.  A total of 8,391 athletes fro6 140 Nations participated in 23 Sports, 31 Disciplines and 237 events. President Roh Tae Woo of  South Korea inaugurated the Games. The Soviet Union (USSR)  topped the medals tally with 55 Gold Medals.

Bangladesh Post issued a strip of five stamps on 29 Sep 1988 on Seoul Summer Olympics.

BANGLADESH 1988 OLYMPICS 1
BANGLADESH 1988 – SEOUL SUMMER OLYMPICS 1988

Basketball         Weightlifting       Women’s Tennis      Shooting               Boxing

BANGLADESH 1988 OLYMPICS 2
BANGLADESH 1988- SEOUL SUMMER OLYMPICS 1988.
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Stamps on 117th IOC Session –Singapore 2005

Stamps on 117th IOC Session –Singapore 2005

The 117th IOC Session was held in Singapore from 6-9 July 2005. Up to 5000 officials, media people came to Singapore to witness five of the world’s most glamorous and vibrant cities – Paris, New York, Moscow, London and Madrid-contend for the privilege to host 2012 Summer Olympics. The destiny and Olympic Programmes of each of 28 Olympic Sports was also on the agenda.

London won the right to host the 2012 Summer Olympics.

The 2012 Summer Olympics or XXX Olympics were held in London from 27 July to 12 Aug 2012. A total of 10,768 athletes from 204 Nations participated in 26 Sports, 39 Disciplines and 302 events. The USA topped the medals tally with 46 Gold Medals

Singapore issued a set of four stamps to commemorate the 117th IOC Session. The Stamps featured the location of five contenders for 2012 Olympics onWorld Map and Olympic sports

A FDC with four stamps is listed

SINGAPORE IOC SESSION
SINGAPORE FDC 2005 – 117TH IOC SESSION

Triple Sundae in England -2019 – Wimbledon Men’s Singles Final – Formula 1 Grand Prix at Silverstone and 2019 Cricket World Cup.

Wimbledon 2019 –  It is being played from 24 Jun to 14 Jul 2019.

Women’s Singles – Simone Halep (Romania) the seventh seed beat Serena Williams (USA) the 11th seed to become the First Romanian to win the Wimbledon Crown.

It is going to be a Super Triple  Sundae in England Today

Wimbledon Men’s Singles Final between Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic. Federer had beaten Rafal Nadal to enter his 31st Major Finals and aiming for his 9th Wimbledon Title. Djokovic is the Top seed and aiming for his 5th Wimbledon Title.

Nadal and Federer
Nadal and Federer
ROGER FEDERER SWITZERLAND
ROGER FEDERER SWITZERLAND

VS

Serbia Djokovic
Serbia Novak Djokovic

Formula 1 Grand Prix at Silverstone where British racer Lewis Hamilton will try to add another Title

IOM NIGEL MANSELL
NIGEL MANSELL WINNER AT BRITISH GRAND PRIX 1992

2019 ICC  ODI Cricket World Cup at Lord’s between England and New Zealand where both teams are aiming for their First Title

2019 CRICKET WC BANGLADESH
ICC WORLD CUP 2019

 

 

Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships -2019

Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships -2019

The Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships is the Oldest and possibly the most prestigious Tennis tournament in the World. It is played at All England Club Wimbledon London since 1877 on outdoor grass courts.

A Special Cover was released to mark the Inauguration of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum in 1977 and to mark the Centenary of Wimbledon. The 8.5 Pence stamp was issued on 12 Jan 1977 to mark Centenary of  Wimbledon

FDC RACKET SPORTS
GB FDC 1977 – CENTENARY WIMBLEDON

The Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum is the largest Tennis Museum in the World The Museum was inaugurated at Championships Centenary event in 1977. In 2006 a brand new Museum was inaugurated inside the grounds of All England Club.

COVER WIMBLEDON MUSEUM
GB 1977 – CENTENARY WIMBLEDON

Special Cancellation on an Aerogramme addressed to India.

CANC WIMBLEDON MUSEUM
CANCELLATION ON WIMBLEDON MUSEUM

 

Wimbledon 2019 –  It is being played from 24 Jun to 14 Jul 2019.The Men’s and Women’s Singles have reached quarter Final stages. Federer, Nadal, Djokovic, Nishikori are in quarterfinals. In the women’s section J Konta, S Halep, Serena Williams are playing their quarterfinals today.

Roland  Garros French Open Tennis 2019 – Stamps on Men’s Singles winners 1920- 2018.

Roland  Garros French Open Tennis 2019 – Stamps on Men’s Singles winners 1920- 2018.

There are four Grand Slam tennis tournaments held in a calendar year. The French Open or Roland Garros is the second of the four Grand Slam tournaments. The 2019 edition will be played from 26 May to 9 June 2019 (qualifying rounds have already started from 20th May 2019).

The Grand Slam schedule consists of the Australian Open in mid-January, the French Open in May-June, Wimbledon in June-July and the US Open in August-September.

The French Clay Court Championships played in 1891 can be termed as the First French Open tournament. It was only open to the members of the French Club and was played at Stade Francais. The venue of the French Open was shifted to Stade Roland Garros in 1928. This stadium was built and named in honour of Roland Garros, a French fighter pilot who was killed during the Great War.

Ivory Coast issued a sheetlet consisting of nine stamps on Mens’ Singles Champions on 24 May 1991 to mark the centenary of French Open Championships.

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IVORY COAST 1991 – MEN’S SINGLES CHAMPIONS.

Henri Cochet (France) – Won Five titles (1922,26,28,30,32)

Rene Lacoste (France)- Won three titles (1925,27,29)

Jean-Borotra (France) -Won two titles in 1924 & 1931

Donald Budge (USA) – Won in 1938

Marcel Bernard (France) -Won in 1946.

Ken Rosewall (Australia) -Won two titles in 1953 & 1968

Rod Laver (Australia) -Won two titles in 1962 & 1969.

Bjorn Borg (Sweden)- One of the most difficult things in Tennis is to win the “Channel Slam” i.e winning the French Open on the clay court and Wimbledon on the grass in the same year. In the Open era, Nadal, Federer and Bjorn Borg have achieved this feat. Bjorn Borg’s record stands apart as he won the Channel Slam thrice in 1978, 1979 and 1980. He won six titles ( 1974,75,78,79,80 & 81).

ALAND TENNIS BJORN BORG
ALAND TENNIS BJORN BORG 2005

Yannick Noah (France) – Won the title in 1983.

Gustavo Kuerten -Gustavo Kuerten of Brazil has won the French Open Singles title three times in 1997, 2000 and 2001. Brazil issued a miniature sheet in 2001 featuring Gustavo Kuerten.

BRAZIL MS TENNIS
BRAZIL MS -GUSTAVO KUERTEN

Rafael Nadal has won 11 French Open titles in men’s singles category and is known as the “King of Clay”. He first played at Roland Garros in 2005 and won his first French Open title. He has won these 11 titles in just 14 appearances making it a remarkable achievement. He is the current French Open Champion. His 11 titles is a record for the highest number of men’s singles titles

Nadal and Federer
Nadal and Federer

Roger Federer has won the French Open only once in 2009.

ROGER FEDERER SWITZERLAND
ROGER FEDERER SWITZERLAND 2007

Novak Djokovic of Serbia has also won the French Open only once in 2016. He has won 15 Grand Slam titles in his career till now. Serbia issued a stamp in his honour on 4 April 2008.

novak
SERBIA 2008 – NOVAK DJOKOVIC

Watch out for Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Theim, Federer fighting it out for2019 French Open Title at Roland Garros starting today 26 May 2019. Happy Viewing.

Roland  Garros French Open Tennis 2019 – Stamps on Women’s Singles winners 1920- 1999.

Roland  Garros French Open Tennis 2019 – Stamps on Women’s Singles winners 1920- 1999.

There are four Grand Slam tennis tournaments held in a calendar year. The French Open or Roland Garros is the second of the four Grand Slam tournaments. The 2019 edition will be played from 26 May to 9 June 2019 (qualifying rounds have already started from 20th May 2019).

The Grand Slam schedule consists of the Australian Open in mid-January, the French Open in May-June, Wimbledon in June-July and the US Open in August-September.

Wimbledon is the oldest of the slams and was founded in 1877, followed by the US Open in 1881, the French Open in 1891 and the Australian Open in 1905 but only Wimbledon was a major prior to 1924-25.

Wimbledon is played on Grass, French Open on Clay, and the US Open and the Australian Open are played on Hard Courts. The term Grand Slam refers to winning all four of these major tournaments in the same calendar year.

The French Clay Court Championships played in 1891 can be termed as the First French Open tournament. It was only open to the members of the French Club and was played at Stade Francais. The venue of the French Open was shifted to Stade Roland Garros in 1928. This stadium was built and named in honour of Roland Garros, a French fighter pilot who was killed during the Great War.

Ivory Coast issued a sheetlet consisting of nine stamps on Womens’ Singles Champions on 24 May 1991 to mark the centenary of French Open Championships.

1991 ronald garros
IVORY COAST 1991 – ROLAND GARROS AND FRENCH OPEN WOMEN’S CHAMPIONS.

Suzanne Lenglen – Won Six times  ( including four times as French Club member)

Helen Wills Moody- Four times (between 1928 and 1932)

Simone Mathieu – Twice (1938-39)

Maureen Conolly(USA) – Won it twice 1953-54

Francoise Durr (France) – Once in 1967

Margaret Court – Australia – Won it Five times between 1962 and 1973.

Chris Evert- Won Seven Times between 1974 & 1986.

Martina Navratilova – Won French Open Singles twice and Women’s Doubles seven times.

Steffi Graf (born 14 June 1969) is a former German tennis player who has won 22 Grand Slam singles titles including six French Open singles titles (1987-1999). In 1988 she became the only tennis player to achieve the Golden Grand Slam – winning all Grand Slam titles and the Olympic Gold Medal. She was inducted into International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2004.

 

USA Aerogrammes  on Equestrian – 1984 Olympics.

USA Aerogrammes  on Equestrian – 1984 Olympics.

The USA issued a 30 cent  Aerogramme in 1983. It featured Equestrian Sports. A Special cancellation on Pre Cancel  Station Columbia Ohio was provided on 22 Aug 1984 on this aerogramme to promote 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles. The cancellation also features the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics Medal.

The Aerogramme various other Olympic Sports ( Hockey, Waterpolo, Tennis, Judo, Rowing)

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USA AEROGRAMMES 1983- EQUESTRIAN SPORTS 1984 OLYMPICS & PRE CANCEL STATION
US 84 OLYMPICS EQ BACK
USA AEROGRAMMES 1983- EQUESTRIAN SPORTS 1984 OLYMPICS