Women’s basketball European championship celebrated by Magyar Posta

June 25th, 2015

FindYourStampsValue.com hurries to inform that Magyar Posta issued a special stamp to mark the Women's Basketball European Championship. The design of the special stamp features a basketball shoe and a high-heel shoe, referring to the diversity of sportswomen, and the national flags of the host nations. The issue was released and put on sale on the 4th of June.

Hungary and Romania are jointly hosting the 35th European Women's Basketball Championship between 11 and 28 June 2015.

The matches will be played in five Hungarian and three Romanian cities. Fans of basketball and of the teams can enjoy the games from the seats of the László Papp Budapest Sportarena, Főnix Hall in Debrecen, the City University Hall in Győr, Sala Polivalentă in Cluj-Napoca, Savaria Arena in Szombathely, MKB Arena in Sopron, Sala Sporturilor "Antonio Alexe" in Oradea and Sala Polivalentă "Politehnica" in Timișoara.

Twenty teams including the Hungarian national side will play in the European Championship. The winning team will go to the 2016 Olympic Games and the teams in the next four places will compete in the Olympic qualifying tournament. Hungary will vie with the defending champions Spain as well as Slovakia, Lithuania and Sweden in the MKB Arena in Sopron for a place in the semifinals.