|On 28 December 2004, the Post Office of Moldova (Poșta Moldovei) issued a series of postage stamps with the title Olympic Games - Athens. The issue comprises two stamps, with associated cancellation (postmark) and first day cover (FDC). The designer was Ivan Picev. The printing was performed by Tipografia Centrală, Chişinău.|
ABOUT THE THEME
The 2004 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad, were a premier international multi-sport event held in Athens, Greece, from 13 to 29 August 2004 with the motto Welcome Home. 10,625 athletes competed, some 600 more than expected, accompanied by 5,501 team officials from 201 countries. There were 301 medal events in 28 different sports. Athens 2004 marked the first time since the 1996 Summer Olympics that all countries with a National Olympic Committee were in attendance. It was also the first time since 1896 (other than the since-downgraded 1906 Intercalated Games) that the Olympics were held in Greece. Read more..
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Boxing at the 2004 Summer Olympics took place in the Peristeri Olympic Boxing Hall. The event was only open to men and bouts were contested over four rounds of two minutes each. Five judges scored the fighters in real time and the boxer with the most points at the end was the winner. Read more..This article uses material from the Wikipedia article 'Boxing_at_the_2004_Summer_Olympics', which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.
At the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, fifteen events in weightlifting were contested, in eight classes for men and seven for women. Competition was held in the Nikaia Olympic Weightlifting Hall. Read more..This article uses material from the Wikipedia article 'Weightlifting_at_the_2004_Summer_Olympics', which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.
FIRST DAY COVERS (FDC) AND CANCELLATIONS (POSTMARKS)