FDC – USA – Winter Olympics

FDC – USA – Winter Olympics

The 2010 Winter Olympic Games or 21st Winter Olympics will be Held at Vancouver , British Columbia , Canada from 12 to 18 Feb 2010. Canada is hosting  Olympics for the Third time (1976 Summer Olympics at Montreal and 1988 Winter Olympics at  Calgary , Alberta. Athletes from 80 Plus Countries including INDIA are likely to Participate.

The following 15 Events will be held

ICE Sports (8 Events) -Bobsled , Luge , Skeleton, Ice Hockey , Figure Skating , Speed Skating ,Short Track Speed Skating and Curling.

ALPINE SKIING and SNOWBOARDING Events (03) -Alpine , Freestyle and Snowboarding

NORDIC Events (04 ) – Biathlon , Cross Country Skiing , Skii Jumping and Nordic Combined.

In the run upto Winter Olympics we shall try and list Stamps on Winter Olympics Events. Stamps on 2010 Winter Olympics have also been listed elsewhere.

ALPINE SKIING

A 20 cent  stamp and FDC was issued on 06 Jan 1984 on Alpine Skiing by USA to commemorate 1984 Winter Olympics held at Sarajevo (then Yugoslavia). This event was First  introduced in 1948 Winter Olympics held at Moritz , Switzerland.

Sheetlet- Stamps on Flags of Provinces and Territories of Canada

Sheetlet- Stamps on Flags of Provinces and Territories of Canada

This sheetlet  was issued to celebrate Canada Day (JULY 01 )In 1979.

Flags of Provinces and Territories of Canada.A total of 10 Provinces and 2 Territories existed in 1979.

Provinces

Ontario , Quebec , Nova Scotia ,New Brunswick , Manitoba , British Columbia , Prince Edward Island , Saskatchewan , Alberta & Newfoundland.

Territories

Northwest Territories & Yukon Territory

 

Note : The Provincial name of Newfoundland was changed to Newfoundland and Labrador by a Constitutional amendment on06 December 2001.

Nunavut which was earlier part of Northwest Territories was made a territory on 01 April 1999.

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