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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Poland : FDC for 2006 Winter Games



This is my first FDC for any Winter Games.

10-26 February is the period of the winter olympic games in Turin. On this occasion, particularly due to the numerous participation of Poles in the games, Polish Post has prepared a special stamp. The dynamic, graphically modern post stamp presents a colourful group of sportsmen, and on the tablet included has been the text of the Olympic oath of Polish sportsmen. The picturesque panorama of the mountains and a fragment of the view on Turin constitute the background for both parts.
The first winter olympic games were held in 1924 and are organized every four years. Italy is for the second time hosting the games (in 1956 the winter games took place in Cortina d’Ampezzo in the Dolomites). Turin is the capital of Piemont, a city of multi-age, rich history, located at the foot of the Alps. It is mostly famous for the place of the storage of the Turin Shroud and the seat of the FIAT automotive company, as well as the famous football team Juventus.
At the Turin Olympic Games our representation will be competing in the following sports disciplines: biathlon, bobsleighs, figure skating and fast skating, Alpine and race skiing, sledging, skeleton, short-track, ski-jumping and snowboard.
The First Day of Circulation Envelope Was cancelled with a commemorative stamp used in Post Office Warsaw 1.
Thanks to Maksym (Poland)

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