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Olympics on Stamps

Melbourne - Stockholm 1956 Olympics

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16th Olympic Summer Games Host City - Melbourne, Australia Stadium - Melbourne Cricket Ground It is worth mentioning... Alain Mimoun French runner who lost three times over favorite Czech Emil Zátopek cut his losing streaks to win the marathon. His rival Zátopek finish sixth. Bill Russell and K.C. Jones American basketball players scored twice as many points as their opponents and scoring at least 30 points in each of their games. ********************************************************************************************************************************************** Ajman Laszlo Papp - Hungary Issued: 1971 Gold - Light Middleweight Boxing ******************************************************************************************************************************************************     Australia Arms of the City of Melbourne, Olympic Rings & Melbourne, Australia Vista Issued: 1956 ********************************************************************************************************************************************** Czechoslovakia Olympic...

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Cortina d'Ampezzo 1956 Olympics

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7th Olympic Winter GamesHost City - Cortina d'Ampezzo, ItalyStadium - Stadio Olimpico Del Ghiaccio It is worth mentioning...- Pavel Kolchin from USSR was the first non-Scandinavian Olympian to win a medal in cross-country skiing.  - Madeleine Berthod from Switzerland won the gold medal in the downhill skiing event by 4.7 seconds on the day of her birthday. - American Tenley Albright American skater and surgeon won a gold medal in ladies figure skating singles event. In 2015, she was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame.- Hayes Alan Jenkins also an American skater led the Americans in the figure skating event.- Toni Sailer became Austria's first Alpine skier to win three...

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Helsinki 1952 Olympics

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15th Olympic Summer GamesHost City - Helsinki, FinlandStadium - Olympic Stadium It is worth mentioning...- Emil Zátopek Czech long-distance runner won the 5000m, 10000m, and marathon earning him 3 gold medals. - Lis Hartel a Danish equestrian who was paralyzed from the knees below from polio won a silver medal in equestrian dressage. - American Bil Havens had to miss the Olympics because his wife was expecting their first child. Twenty eight years later, his son Frank Havens competed in the Olympics and won the 10,000 m canoeing event. ************************************************************************************************************************************************ Austria Olympic Rings & Laurel BranchIssued: 1952 ************************************************************************************************************************************************        Germany Torch, Laurel & Olympic RingsIssued:...

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Oslo 1952 Olympics

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6th Olympic Winter GamesHost City - Oslo, NorwayStadium - Bislett Stadion It is worth mentioning...- Hjalmar Andersen a Norwegian speed skater won three gold medals and team mates Arnfinn Bergmann and Torbjorn Falkanger won gold and silver medals respectively in the ski jump. - Richard “Dick” Button a figure skater from the US only needed to perform a "safe" program to keep his Olympic title but instead, he performed a perfect triple loop that earned him high marks from the Olympic judges and a second gold medal. ************************************************************************************************************************************************ Austria Olympic Rings & Laurel BranchIssued: 1952 ************************************************************************************************************************************************        Germany Torch, Laurel & Olympic RingsIssued: 1952 ************************************************************************************************************************************************...

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London 1948 Olympics

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14th Olympic Summer GamesHost City - London, United KingdomStadium - Wembley Stadium It is worth mentioning...- Bob Mathias an American athlete was only 17 years old when he won the decathlon, just 4 months after taking up the sport. ***********************************************************************************************************************************************         United Kingdom King George VIIssued: 1948 ***********************************************************************************************************************************************                       Monaco Hurdling, Running, Discus Throw, Basketball, Diving, Rowing, Tennis, SailingIssued: 1948 ***********************************************************************************************************************************************           Maps, Basketball, Sculpture, Shooting Issued: 1948 ***********************************************************************************************************************************************     Dominican Republic Bob Mathias - USAIssued: 1971Gold - Decathlon ************************************************************************************************************************************************ Subscribe to this blog's RSS feed by copying and pasting this URL into a...

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