- 24 Mar 2005
- Olympic News
Turin 2006: new stamps produced to celebrate Games
The second part of a series of stamps dedicated to the venue towns of the XX Olympic Winter Games – Turin 2006 has been released to the public. It features the towns of Pinerolo, San Sicario di Cesana and Sestriere, as well as a stamp featuring the Turin2006 mascots Neve and Gliz.
3.5 million of each stamp
The first part of the stamp issue, which was released in March 2004, highlighted the towns of Turin, Bardonecchia, Pragelato and Sauze d’Oulx. Each stamp will be produced in quantities of 3,500,000, and will be available in post offices all over Italy. The stamps range in price from 0.23 Euro to 0.62 Euro.
Postmarked on the day of issue
During the presentation of the stamps, a temporary stamp counter was opened in the hall of the local tourist agency in Sestriere, allowing the stamps to be postmarked on their date of issue. These stamps will undoubtedly be highly sought after by the growing number of Olympic stamp collectors.
In the presence of a minister
The presentation, which took place in the mountain venue of Sestriere, was attended by the Italian Minister for Communications, Maurizio Gasparri; the President of Poste Italiane, Enzo Cardi; Turin Organising Committee (TOROC) Deputy President Evelina Christillin; and the Mayors of Sestriere, Pinerolo and Cesana.
The Olympic Winter Games will be held in Turin from 10 to 26 February 2006. The Winter Games comprise seven different sports and 15 different disciplines, which will be played out in eight different competition venues. Around 2,500 athletes, 650 judges and umpires and 1.5 million spectators are expected to participate in this 20th edition of the Winter Games.
Learn more on Turin 2006
Official website of Turin 2006