Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Czech Republic 2016 - Czech Olympic Team

COUNTRY: Czech Republic
ISSUE DATE: 22 June 2016
STAMP SIZE: 40 x 23 mm

Games of the XXXI Olympiad (Portuguese: Jogos Olímpicos da XXXI Olimpíada) are a major international multi-sport event continuing the tradition of the Olympic Games and organised by the International Olympic Committee. The sporting events will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with the opening ceremony scheduled for the Maracanã stadium on 5 August 2016. The final closing ceremony is planned for 21 August 2016. There will be 306 events in 28 sports taking place across 35 venues situated mainly on the outskirts of the west region of Rio - Barra da Tijuca.

Rio de Janeiro will become the first South American city to host the Olympic Games.

The games will feature 28 sports including golf and rugby sevens as new sports.The sports are: Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Box, Cycling, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Handball, Sailing, Equestrian, Judo, Canoeing, Archery, Modern Pentathlon, Swimming, Beach Volleyball, Field Hockey, Rugby, Diving, Table Tennis, Shooting, Synchronized Swimming, Fencing, Teakwondo, Tennis, Triathlon, Rowing, Water Polo, Volleyball, Weighlifting, Wrestling.

It will be the third Olympics that will be held in the southern hemisphere, and the second closest to the equator (the closest were the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico).


Stamp images and description thanks to Česká pošta