XIVth Commonwealth Games Auckland 1990– Stamps of New Zealand 1989
The Commonwealth Games is a multi-discipline sporting event involving athletes from Commonwealth of Nations. The event was first held in 1930 and has taken place every four years since then except 1942 & 1946 when they were cancelled due to World War II.
The last games were held in Gold Coast, Australia in 2018. The Games were known as
British Empire Games from 1930-1950,
British Empire & Commonwealth Games from 1954-1966,
British Commonwealth Games from 1970-1974
Commonwealth Games from 1978 onwards.
Auckland has hosted the Games Twice ( 1950 & 1990). A set of eight stamps were issued by New Zealand on 08 Nov 1989 to Commemorate the XIVth Commonwealth Games held in Auckland.
Olympic Stamps of Bangladesh– 1976 Montreal Olympics to 2008 Beijing 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 1976 Summer Olympics or XXI Olympics were held in Montreal Canada from 17 Jul to 01 Aug 1976. A total of 6,084 athletes from 92 Nations participated in 21 Sports, 28 Disciplines and 198 events. Queen Elizabeth II inaugurated the Games. The Soviet Union topped the medals tally with 49 Gold Medals.
Bangladesh issued a set of six stamps on 29 Nov 1976 to commemorate the 1976 Montreal Olympics.
25 p – Hurdles (Athletics) 30 p – Sprint (Athletics) One Taka – Pole Vault
3.50 Taka – Gymnastics 2.25 Taka -Swimming 5.00 Taka – Football
Stamps of Sri Lanka on 2004 Athens Olympics – Sri Lanka 2004
The 2004 Summer Olympics or XXVIII Olympics were held in Athens Greece from 13 to 29 Aug 2004. A total of 10,625 athletes from 201 Nations participated in 28 Sports, 40 Disciplines and 301 events. The USA topped the medals tally with 36 Gold Medals.
Sri Lanka issued a set of Four stamps on 06 Aug 2004 to commemorate the Olympics.
4.5 R – Swimming 16.50 R – Athletics Sprint 17 R – Shooting 20 R – Long Distance Running.
The 1992 Summer Olympics or XXV Olympics were held in Barcelona Spain from 25 Jul to 09 Aug 1992. Namibia issued four stamps on 24 Jul 1992 to commemorate the Olympics. A total of 9,356 athletes from 169 Nations participated in 25 Sports, 34 Disciplines and 257 events. King Juan Carlos I inaugurated the Games. The unified team topped the medals tally with 45 Gold Medals.
Namibia’s First Participation in Olympics- Namibia became Independent on 21 Mar 1990. On Jun 16, 1991, The Namibia National Olympic Committee became a member of IOC and 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games were Namibia’s first Olympic Games.
Namibia issued a set of four stamps on 24 Jul 1992 to mark and commemorate the event. The FDC with four stamps is listed . FDC features Barcelona Olympic Games Emblem.
20c -Athletics Male Sprinters 25c- Namibia Flag and logo, Map of Namibia
45c- Female Swimmers 60c- Olympic Stadium at Barcelona.
The 2004 Summer Olympics or XXVIII Olympics were held in Athens Greece from 13 to 29 Aug 2004. Indonesia issued a set of three round-shaped stamps on 05 May 2004 to commemorate the Olympics. A total of 10,625 athletes from 201 Nations participated in 28 Sports, 40 Disciplines and 301 events. The USA topped the medals tally with 36 Gold Medals.
A FDC is listed with three Stamps. The stamps are round shaped.
2500 R – Athletics – High Jump 2500 R- Swimming 2500 R – Athletics -Hurdles.
The 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympic Games will be held from 24 July to 09 August 2020 in Tokyo
These will be the Games of XXXII Olympiad.
206 nations are expected to take part in 339 events in 33 sports.
Over 11,000 athletes are expected to arrive at. various venues.
National Stadium in Tokyo will host the Opening Ceremony.
Miraitowa is the Official Mascot for Tokyo 2020.
We at Stamp Digest shall keep you informed about the Philatelic aspects and other interesting news related to Tokyo 2020. We shall also list stories and stamps related to the previous Olympic Games. So watch out this space at Stamp Digest.
The 2016 Summer Olympics also known as Games of XXXI Olympiad were held in Rio De Janeiro from 5 to 21 Aug 2016. A total of 11,238 athletes from 207 nations participated in 306 events in 28 Sports and 41 Disciplines. The United States topped the medals tally with 46 Gold Medals.
New Zealand issued a set of 10 Stamps on Rio 2016 Olympics on 06 Jul 2016. All stamps are $1 stamps. The theme is Road to Rio.