20 February 2014

XXII Olympic Winter Games 2014, Sochi




Russian Post issued a souvenir sheet to commemorate XXII Winter Olympic Games featuring Olympic medals.The opening ceremony of the XXII Winter Olympic Games took place on February 7, 2014 at the Fisht stadium, located in the Olympic Park, Sochi. More than 5,500 athletes and team members from over 80 countries attended the event, which is to be held on February 7 to 23, 2014.

15 winter sports disciplines combined into seven Olympic sports are included in the programme of the Olympic Winter Games of 2014: three skating sports, six ski sports, two types of bobsleigh, as well as four separate sports: biathlon, curling, ice hockey and luge. In total, 98 sets of medals are to be given away.

The margins of the new souvenir sheet issued by Russian post to celebrate the Winter Olympics carry a QR code with an encrypted link to the www.sochi2014.com website, against the background of Krasnaya Polyana mountain peaks; there are gold, silver and bronze Olympic medals depicted on the postage stamps.



Polish Post issued  a set of 4 stamps with a beautiful FDC  to commemorate this big event.


Club News


Stamp - Booklet on Sachin Tendulkar



"SILIPEX-2014", Philatelic Exhibition was organised by North Bengal & Sikkim Postal Region at Ramkinkar Hall, Dinabandhu Mancha (Tathya Kendra), Siliguri on 10th and 11th February 2014 with the help of Siliguri Philatelists' Society. A Booklet on Sachin Tendulkar was released on the occasion. 52 frames were exhibited in the Exhibition. During the exhibition drawing competition and philatelic workshop were also organised.


Courtesy : Indian Philately Digest

New Special Cover


India Post, Kerala Postal Circle has issued a Special cover (KL-5/2014) on  10-02-214 on the occasion of 50 Years of Excellence of St. John's College, Anchal.St. John's College, Anchal, Kollam District, Kerala is one of the Malankara Syrian Catholic Colleges managed by the Major Archdiocese of Thiruvanthapuram, affiliated to the University of Kerala was established in 1964   The college is celebrating its Golden Jubilee during 2013-2014.

: Sreejesh Krishnan – Trivandrum

email : sreejesh.nt@gmail.com


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