24 March 2011

New Stamps on Sports..



XXII Winter Olympic Games


Date of Issue  - 15 March 2011

The Russian Post has issued a souvenir sheet dedicated to the XXII Winter Olympic Games which will be held in Sochi, Russian Federation from 7 to 23 February 2014. The souvenir sheet  illustrates the logo of the XXII Winter Olympics on a background of snow-covered slopes of Krasnaya Polyana, as well as a stylized torch with ribbons, painted in Olympic colors.

Sochi won the right to host the Winter Games at the 119th IOC session in Guatemala in 2007 over Pyongyang (South Korea), Salzburg (Austria), Alma Ata (Kazakhstan), Borzhomi (Georgia), Sofia (Bulgaria) and Jaca (Spain).

2011 Games of the Small States of Europe in Liechtenstein


Date of Issue – 14 March 2011

Liechtenstein Post issued a set of 3 stamps on 14 March to commemorate 2011 Games of the Small States of Europe .

From 30 May to 4 June 2011 the Principality of Liechtenstein is for the second time since 1999 hosting the biennial Games of the Small States and under the slogan “Be part of it” bids sportsmen and -women from the European countries Andorra, Iceland, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, San Marino and Cyprus come and participate in an honourable sporting contest. Some 800 men and women athletes are expected at the “LieGames”, as the Games are called in the sport-crazed Principality; on five competition days these athletes will contend with one another at 13 venues in nine different sports and 108 events.


All nine of the sports featuring in the Games of the Small States 2011 are reflected in the design of this stamp series. The stamps are in metallic colors of medals given at games – Bronze, Silver and Gold.


The Bronze stamp depicts the competition categories athletics, volleyball and cycling, the Silver stamp shows judo, shooting and squash and the Gold stamp table tennis, tennis and swimming.


Club News




Today is World Tuberculosis (TB) Day  . The theme of world TB day this year is “On the move against tuberculosis” and the goal is to inspire innovation in TB research such as developing rapid TB tests, faster treatment regimens and effective vaccines.

24 March - World Tuberculosis Day

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