Stamp issue on centenary of Olympism in Romania

September 13th, 2014

According to info got by Romfilatelia has issued a new commemorative stamp to celebrate centenary of Olympismin Romania. The stamp itself illustrates the symbols of this great sport event. The issue was released on the 12th of September.

Romfilatelia honours the Romanian Olympic Movement by introducing into circulation the postage stamp issue: "100 Years of Olympism in Romania", consisting of a postage stamp and a souvenir sheet marking a century since our country has joined the international Olympic movement. The postage stamp of the issue with the face value of lei 1.00 illustrates the ROCS anniversary logo.

The stamp of the souvenir sheet with the face value of lei 14.50 depicts symbolically the event, and the graphic background of the souvenir sheet reproduces a suggestive image of the torch ignited during the official opening ceremony of the Games.

Romania's traditional sports, that have made history within the Olympic movement, are gymnastics, athletics, canoeing, kayaking, Greco-Roman wrestling, shooting, judo, fencing, swimming, weightlifting and boxing.

The first Romanian Olympic medal was won for Romania by the national rugby team, a bronze medal achieved in 1924 at the Summer Olympic Games in Paris.

Romanians keep alive in their memory the Olympic title won by Ivan Patzaichin in 1972, in Munich, when he finished the qualification series with a broken paddle. Present in five editions of the Olympic Games, he was a four time gold medallist, being called "the admiral of the Romanian fleet".

In a century of Olympics, in which Romania participated in 19 editions of the Summer Olympic Games, and 20 winter editions, our country has been awarded 302 medals (88 gold medals, 94 silver medals, and 120 bronze medals).

The highest rank in the hierarchy of the medals was set at the Olympic Games in Los Angeles, in 1984, when the Olympic Team won 53 medals (20 gold medals, 16 silver medals and 17 bronze medals).