Miniature Sheet Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup Bhubaneswar 2018 – India

Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup Bhubaneswar 2018 – India

The 14th edition of Men’s World Cup Field Hockey known as Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup Bhubaneswar 2018 is being held from 28 Nov 2018 to 16 Dec 2018 at Kalinga Stadium Bhubaneswar in Odisha India. 16 Teams are participating. India is hosting the WorldCup for the third time after Mumbai 1982 & Delhi 2010.

An odd shaped miniature sheet has been released by India Post on 27 Nov 2018 to commemorate this event. The miniature sheet is in the shape of an Olive Ridley turtle. The stamps feature The World Cup Trophy and the players with hockey sticks in different phases of the Game. One of the stamps also features the mascot “Olly” playing hockey which represents the Olive Ridley Sea Turtles. Lord Jagganath also features on the sheet.

Results for 05 Dec 2018 -Germany beat The Netherlands 4-1 in a superb display of Hockey. It was North European hockey derby among two hockey giants.

Results for 11 Dec and Quarter Final Line up for 12 & 13 Dec

The Netherlands beat Canada 5-0 to set up Quarter-Final Clash with Home team India. Belgium beat Pakistan 5-0 to qualify for Quarter Finals.

Quarter Final 

12 Dec – Argentina Vs  England & Australia Vs France

13 Dec – Germany Vs Belgium & The Netherlands Vs India

All stamps are of Rupees Five denomination. 503900 stamps have printed and 1,30,000 Miniature Sheets have been printed. ( Source Courtesy India Post Brochure).

MS INDIA 2018 WORLD CUP
MINIATURE SHEET INDIA 2018 -ODISHA HOCKEY MEN’S WORLD CUP BHUBANESHWAR 2018
MS INDIA 2018 WORLD CUP HOCKEY BRO
MS INDIA 2018 ODISHA HOCKEY MEN’S WORLD CUP BHUBANESHWAR BROCHURE

 

Stamps on Thomas Cup – Badminton

Stamps on Thomas Cup -Indonesia 1973

The Thomas Cup sometimes called the World’s Men Team Championships was held every three years from 1948 to 1982. From 1982 onwards it is being held every two years. The Women’s team championships known as Uber Cup is held concurrently with Thomas Cup. The 2018  Thomas Cup (30th edition) and Uber Cup (27th edition) were held in Bangkok from 20-27 May 2018. Stamps have been released on Thomas Cup by various countries.

Indonesia issued a set of three stamps on Thomas Cup Badminton Championships at Jakarta. The stamps were issued on 02 Jan 1973.

FDC INDONESIA 1973 THOMAS CUP
FDC INDONESIA 1973 THOMAS CUP

Malaysia issued a Miniature sheet on 25 Jul 1992 when Malaysia was crowned the 1992 Thomas Cup Champions. They defeated Indonesia 3-2 in 17th Thomas Cup held in Kuala Lumpur.

MS 1992 THOMAS CUP WINNER
MS MALAYSIA 1992 THOMAS CUP WINNER

Malaysia issued a stamp on 11 May 2000 on Thomas Cup Championships held in Kuala Lumpur. The stamp features Flags of Participating Countries and the Thomas Cup Trophy.

MALAYSIA THOMAS CUP 2000
MALAYSIA THOMAS CUP 2000

 

Stamps on Bobby Jones Golfer – USA 1981

Stamps on Bobby Jones Golfer – USA 1981

Robert Tyre Jones Jr ( 17 Mar 1902 – 18 Dec 1971) was an Amateur American Golfer who was one of the most influential figures in the history of Golf. He Founded and helped in designing the Augusta Golf Club and Co-Founded the Masters Tournament. He was popularly known as Bobby Jones.

In 1930 he won the ‘Grand Slam” consisting of both Open & Amateur at US & UK Open. The USA issued an 18c stamp in memory of Bobby Jones on 22 Sep 1981.

BOBBY JONES GOLF
STAMP ON BOBBY JONES US AMATEUR GOLFER -1981

 

Two Days to Go -Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup Bhubaneswar 2018 – India

Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup Bhubaneswar 2018 – India

The 14th edition of Men’s World Cup Field Hockey known as Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup Bhubaneswar 2018 will be held from 28 Nov 2018 to 16 Dec 2018 at Kalinga Stadium Bhubaneswar in Odisha India. 16 Teams will be participating.

                                          TWO DAYS TO GO

7th World Cup – The seventh edition of the World Cup was held in Lahore from 12 to 23 February 1990. The Netherlands beat Pakistan 3-1 in the final at National Hockey Stadium Lahore to bag the trophy. Australia beat Germany 2-1 to claim third spot. Pakistan issued a stamp on 12 February 1990 to commemorate this event.

7TH WC HOCKEY
A STAMP ISSUED BY PAKISTAN IN 1990 ON 7TH WORLD CUP HOCKEY LAHORE

8th World Cup – The 1994 World Cup was held in Sydney from 23 November to 4 December 1994 at Sydney. Pakistan beat Netherlands in the final at Bush stadium Sydney to lift the trophy for the 4th time.Australia beat Germany 5-2 to claim the third place. Pakistan also issued a stamp on 31 December 1994 to commemorate the 4th World Cup title

1994 WC CHAMPIONS PAK
1994 WORLD CUP HOCKEY CHAMPIONS PAKISTAN

9th World Cup – The 1998 World Cup was held in Ulrecht Netherlands. They were hosting the World Cup for the third time and lifted the trophy on home soil for the second time by beating Spain in the final 3-2 in extra time.Germany beat Australia 1-0 to claim the Bronze medal. The attendance in the final was 15,000 and 209 goals were scored in the tournament.

10th World Cup – The tenth edition of the World Cup was held in Kuala Lumpur,  Malaysia from 24 February to 9 March 2002. Germany won their first title by beating Australia 2-1 in the final. Netherlands Beat South Korea to win third place .Malaysia issued a set of stamps and a miniature sheet to commemorate this sporting event.

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MALAYSIA STAMP ON 10TH WORLD CUP HOCKEY 2002 AT KUALA LUMPUR
10th wc hockey kl 02 jan 2002 ms
MALAYSIA MINIATURE SHEET ON 10TH WORLD CUP HOCKEY 2002 AT KUALA LUMPUR

Babe Ruth honored with Presidential Medal of Freedom-2018

Babe Ruth honoured with Presidential Medal of Freedom-2018

President Donald Trump honored Babe Ruth with Presidential Medal of Honor in Nov 2018. The Presidential Medal of Honor is an award bestowed by President of the United States and is – along with Congressional Gold Medal- the highest civilian award of the United States.

Babe Ruth was awarded this honor in Nov 2018 posthumously.

George Herman “Babe” Ruth Jr (06 Feb 1895 – 16 Aug 1948) was a Professional Baseball player whose career in Major League Baseball (MLB) lasted 22 seasons (1914-1935). He was nicknamed “Bambino” and “Sultan of Swat” who began his MLB career as a left-handed pitcher for Boston Red Sox but achieved his greatest fame as a outfielder for New York Yankees . He was inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame in 1936 and was one  of its “first five” inaugural member.

United States issued a stamp on Babe Ruth on 06 Jul 1983.

USA BABE RUTH BASEBALL
STAMP ON BABE RUTH – PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL PLAYER – USA -1983
USA PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL
USA PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL 1869-1969

Stamps on Basketball -Slovenia 2010

Stamps on Basketball -Slovenia 2010

Slovenia issued a round shaped stamp on 2010 World Basketball Championships held in Turkey.Slovenia qualified for the event and finished seventh .The stamps were issued on 28 may 2010.

SLOVENIA BBALL
STAMPS OF SLOVENIA ON WORLD BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS -2010

Stamps of Netherlands – 1973

Stamps of Netherlands – 1973

The Netherlands issued four stamps on various themes on 31 Jul 1973. The themes featured are

25c – 75th Anniversary Royal Dutch Hockey Association.

30c – World Championships in rhythmic gymnastics -Gymnast with streamer

35c -Satellite receiving station at Burum.

50c – 100th anniversary of World Meteorological organisation – Rainbow

FDC NETHERLANDS HOCKEY GYMNASTICS
FDC NETHERLANDS HOCKEY GYMNASTICS RAINBOW SATELLITE -1973