Sunday, June 24, 2012

Games of the XXI Olympiad - Sailing/ Yatching

The 1976 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXI Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event celebrated in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, in 1976. Montreal was awarded the rights to the 1976 Games on May 12, 1970, at the 69th IOC Session in Amsterdam, over the bids of Moscow and Los Angeles, which later hosted the 1980 and 1984 Summer Olympic Games respectively. These were the first Olympic Games held in Canada, preceding the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary and 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
 Sailing/ Yatching is an Olympic sport starting from the Games of the 1st Olympiad (1896 Olympics in Athens, Greece). With the exception of 1904 and possibly 1916 sailing was always a part of the Olympic program. The Sailing program of 1976 consisted of a total of six sailing classes (disciplines). For each class seven races were scheduled from 19 July 1976 to 27 July 1976 of the coast of Kingston, Ontario at the Lake Ontario. The sailing was done on the triangular type Olympic courses.
These stamps on sailing/yachting at the Olympics were issued by Equatorial Guinea.

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