Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Release of New Special Covers on Sports

500th Test match of Indian Cricket team - 24 September 2016 - Bangalore 

This special cover is released to mark the occasion of the 500th Test match of Indian Cricket team. The match is being played at Kanpur from September 22 onward against New Zealand. The price of the cover is Rs 35/- 

The Captains of few major Test Matches are:
1st - Shri CK Nayudu,
100th - Shri M. A. K. Pataudi
200th - Shri Sunil Gavaskar
300th - Shri Sachin Tendulkar
400th - Shri Rahul Dravid
500th - Shri Virat Kohli.
RIO PARALYMPICS - India's Medal Winners - Nation's Pride (KTK/16/2016) - 24 September 2016 - Bangalore

This special cover is released to commemorate Medal winners of India in Rio Paralympics. The Paralympics Games is a quadrennial multi-sport event, involving athletes with range of disabilities that include impaired muscle power, impaired passive range of movement, limb deficiency, vision impairment etc. All the winners are the first time Medal winners except Javelin thrower Shri Devendra Jhajharia - became the first Indian to clinch two gold medals (including a gold medal won earlier in 2004 Athens Paralympics).

- Suresh R - Bangaore : email : suresh.hobbies@gmail.com

Cycling in Ireland

Date of Issue : 15 September 2016

An Post issued a set of stamps which recognize the growth in popularity of cycling in Ireland. The ‘Cycling in Ireland’ stamps feature four different aspects of the sport in Ireland: Commuting and safety, family and leisure, sportive and charity and high performance and competition. 

Cycling in Ireland has grown hugely as a pastime for people of all ages and abilities. People are getting on their bikes for a variety of reasons, for fitness, as a commute option, a competitive sport or for charity. The rise of the MAML or Middle Aged Man in Lycra is an often used term! A better measure of the popularity of the sport is the 800 events organised annually in the Cycling Ireland calendar. 

From grassroots to elite level there are competitive Road, Off-road, BMX, CycloCross and Track events with leagues and racing 12 months of the year. On the Leisure and charity cycling side, every weekend a plethora of events take place all over the country, often providing a cash injection to local charities and communities. All of this happens through the volunteers who make up the 450 registered cycling clubs nationwide.

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