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Olympic Winter Games Site, Calgary, 1988

Olympic Winter Games Site, Calgary, 1988 Canada Postage Stamp
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Title
Olympic Winter Games Site, Calgary, 1988
Denomination
34¢
Date of Issue
February 13, 1986
Quantity
16,500,000
Postal Administration
Canada
Series
1988 Olympic Winter Games
Series Time Span
1986 - 1988
Perforation or Dimension
12.5 x 13
Printer
Ashton-Potter Limited.
Creators
Designed by Pierre-Yves Pelletier.
About Stamp
The city of Calgary, Alberta, will serve as host to the XV Olympic Winter Games from February 13 to 28, 1988. Almost 2,500 athletes from more than 40 countries will compete in tests of skill and endurance in ten Olympic disciplines and three demonstration sports. Alpine skiers will challenge Mount Allan in the Kananaskis County wilderness, while the cross-country skiing and biathlon will take place at the Canmore Nordic Centre, situated close to Banff National Park. The other competitions will take place in Calgary at Canada Olympic Park, the Olympic Saddlehome, and the Olympic Oval. Pierre-Yves Pelletier, a Montreal designer, prepared the design of this stamp, the first in a series commemorating the Calgary Games. On a stylized map of southwestern Alberta, red dots indicate each of the five sites where the Olympic events will take place.
Reference
Canada Post Corporation. [Postage Stamp Press Release], 1986.
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