Monday, February 1, 2010

An Olympic cover from Slovakia!

The 2010 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XXI Olympic Winter Games or the 21st Winter Olympics, will be held on February 12–28, 2010, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, with some events held in the resort town of Whistler and in the Vancouver suburb of Richmond. Both the Olympic and Paralympic Games are being organized by the Vancouver Organizing Committee (VANOC). The 2010 Winter Olympics will be the third Olympics hosted by Canada, and the first by the province of British Columbia. Previously, Canada was home to the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Quebec and the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Alberta.
On 15 Jan 2010, Slovakia Post issued a commemorative stamp, entitled "Winter Olympic Games 2010 Vancouver" to support team Slovakia. This stamp can be seen franked on the top right corner of the above cover sent by Robert Brnka. Thank you so much!

Just for your info, at the 2006 Winter Olympics, Slovakia won its first Winter Olympics medal thanks to a brand-new Olympic sport, snowboardcross, in which Radoslav Zidek took silver. Well done!

To make up for the postage, Robert used a definitive stamp from the "Cultural heritage of Slovakia" series. It was issued on 2nd Jan 2009 as part of basic euro postal stamps.
That's all for today. Enjoy your day!

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