27 August 2011

IAAF World Championships - Daegu 2011

 

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Date of Issue : 26 August 2011

In celebration of the 2011 IAAF World Championships,  two stamps have been issued by South Korea . Each stamp featuring the sprint and the pole vault as ink-and-wash painting utilizing croquis sketching. It is hoped that this year's competition will be a great success where people, through track and field events – the elite of sports – will thrill to record-shattering competition among world renowned athletes and be imbued with a profound spirit and true sportsmanship.

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IAAF World Championships start today ….

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Daegu 2011

IAAF World Championships Daegu 2011

The IAAF World Championships, where competitors from all over the world will achieve incredible athletic feats, will be held for 9 days from August 27 to September 4 2011, in Daegu.

The event was created by IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federation), and the IAAF World Championships was first held in Helsinki, Finland in 1983. Since its 3rd competition, it has been held every other year — on odd number years. The slogan of this year's 13th competition is "Sprint Together for Tomorrow." At this year's competition, a total of approximately 6,000 athletes and officials from 212 countries around the world are expected to participate and display the skills they have polished through grueling training in a total of 47 events such as the long jump, the high jump, the javelin throw, the shot put, race walking, and the marathon, as well as the iconic track events such as the 100m, 400m, 1500m and the hurdles.

Daegu, the host city for this competition, is the city of textile, fashion and apple, with dense forests and a clean river winding through the city. Daegu (Korean also known as Taegu, and officially the Daegu Metropolitan City, is the fourth largest city after Seoul, Busan, Incheon, and the third largest metropolitan area in South Korea.

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The Host Venue for the IAAF World Championships Daegu 2011 is a time tested facility as it was also the host venue of the highly successful 2002 FIFA World Cup.

The Teflon roof, which resembles the thatched roofs of the traditional Korean houses, provides natural light and an optimal viewing environment. Furthermore, the high-definition electronic signboard and the application of state-of-the-art technology will enable the spectators to watch the Championships with utmost excitement .

Club News

 

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 The UK based Stamp magazine has published interview and part of collection of our distinguished member Dr Bibhudatta Mishra in its September issue under “ My Collection ” Column ( Pg 72 – 75). I am happy share it with the Readers. His blog FASCINATING WORLD OF UNDERWATER PARADISE  can be viewed at http://fishstamplover.blogspot.com/ 

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