Saturday, July 12, 2014

Liechtenstein 3.12.1983 - 1984 Winter Olympics, Sarajevo

The emblem displayed on the stamp on this cover symbolizes a stylized snowflake, as well as the embroidery produced in the Sarajevo region with the Olympic rings above. The stamp shown is but, one of a set of three issued by Liechtenstein in 1983 to advertise the  1984 Winter Olympics.

The 1984 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XIV Olympic Winter Games, was a winter multi-sport event which took place from 8–19 February 1984 in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia, in present-day Bosnia-Herzegovina. Other candidate cities were Sapporo, Japan; and Gothenburg, Sweden. It was the first Winter Olympics and the second consecutive Olympics held in a Communist state, after the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, Soviet Union.

Thank you Merja.

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