16 January 2014

New stamps on Winter Olympic and Winter Paralympic Games



Date of Issue : 15 January 2014


Slovak Post issued two stamps to commemorate  Winter Olympic Games  2014 and Winter Paralympic Games in Sochi on 15th January 2014 .


Winter Olympic Games 2014 in Sochi stamp by Slovakia


The Winter Olympic Games, taking place ever since 1924 (Chamonix, France) as a younger sibling of the Summer Olympics, have been held every four years since 1994 (Lillehammer, Norway), always two years apart from its summer counterpart. Therefore, the athletes, sport officers, diplomats, journalists, and fans are meeting also in 2014, particularly from 7th to 23th February, in the Russian city of Sochi situated near the Black Sea on the foothill of the Caucasus.






Winter Paralympic Games in Sochi

As a rule, the Paralympic Games take place shortly after the Olympics; in the same city and in the same sports facilities. This habit creates a kind of bond between the healthy athletes and those who haven’t been so fortunate but have a heart and willpower to struggle with their fate and want to prove that they also want it and can do it. In the spirit of this tradition, the 11th Winter Paralympics are taking place on 7th – 16th March 2014 in the Russian city of Sochi at the foot of the Caucasus. Almost 700 athletes are going to participate and compete for 72 sets of medals. For the first time in the history of the Winter Paralympics Games, para-snowboarding for standing contestant will be presented among other typical winters sports, such as downhill and cross country skiing, biathlon, curling, and sledge hockey.


Slovak representation includes about 50 participants; half of them are contestants, navigators and supporting team for downhill skiing having the highest ambitions. Slovakia will also be represented by curling, cross country skiing and snowboarding.


Club News


EIPEX 2014 , Bhubaneshwar


Eastern India Philatelic Association is going to organise a philatelic Exhibition at Bhubaneswar on 08-09, February, 2014 consisting of 100 frames. one special cover on endangered bird of Chilika will also be released on 09-Feb,2014 and is likely to be released at Manglajodi, Chilika bird sanctuary about 70 Km from Bhubaneswar.  As the time is very short you are requested to take expeditious steps to prepare your exhibit and submit in time. The venue of the exhibition is Kalinga Buddha Vihara, Bhubaneswar. About 15 dealers have given their consent to attend the exhibition.

- Ajit Dash – Bhubaneshwar email : akdash2000@yahoo.com




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