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Alpine Skiing, Calgary, 1988

1988 Olympic Winter Games


Alpine Skiing, Calgary, 1988



Date of Issue

February 12, 1988




Postal Administration



1988 Olympic Winter Games

Series Time Span

1986 - 1988

Perforation or Dimension

12 x 12.5


Ashton-Potter Limited.


Designed by Pierre-Yves Pelletier.

About Stamp

For the first time in history, Canada has been chosen to be the proud host of the Olympic Winter Games. Almost 2,500 athletes from around the world will gather in Calgary and the nearby mountains to compete in internationally acclaimed facilities during the XV Winter Olympics. The Olympic alpine skiing events include downhill, slalom, alpine combined, giant slalom and super G. They will take place in Nakiska Centre, where Mount Allan has been transformed into one of the best downhill courses in the world. In this magnificent tribute to alpine skiing, Canadian stamp designer Pierre-Yves Pelletier captures the image of a slalom skier as he twists, turns and weaves his way toward the finish line at lightning speed.
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Canada Post Corporation. [Postage Stamp Press Release], 1988.

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