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Monday, October 4, 2010

Indian Flag Flutters in the World of Sports

After watching the spectacular opening ceremony for the 19th Commonwealth Games at New Delhi on 3rd October 2010, I am prompted here to showcase the philatelic items connected with various sports events that I have in my "Indian Flag on Stamps collection".

 The beautiful Australian souvenir stamps sheet issued 4 years back on the closing ceremony of the 18th Commonwealth Games at Melbourne in  2006. The fourth from the top stamp announces "New Delhi Commonwealth Games, 2010".
India - the Gold Medal winner in the Melbourne Olympic Field Hockey, issued by Dominican Republic in 1956.
Indian Flag amongst flags of the participating nations of the World Cup Hockey Championship, 1982.
Indian Flag amongst flags of the member countries of the Federation Internationale De Football (FIFA) . World Cup Football, Italy, 1990.

 Norwegian Olympic issue, 1994 shows Indian flag. 
 
Indian Flag amongst flags of the participating nations of the World Cup Cricket Championship, 1992.
 
Indian Flag amongst flags of the participating nations of the World Cup Cricket Championship, 2007.
Indian Flag, Thomas Cup Badminton Championship - 2000, Malaysia. 

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