MIL-OSI Translation: Special postage stamp series “For Sport”: New Olympic Sports

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Source: Federal Ministry of Finance, Postage Stamps and Collector Coins

The Federal Ministry of Finance is continuing a proven tradition with this year’s special stamps in the “For Sport” series and will be issuing them in May.

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Series “For Sport” New Olympic Sports With the stamp series “For Sport” the Federal Ministry of Finance supports the German Sports Aid Foundation. Since 1968, the brands with the “Plus” have made available around 140 million euros in funding for social issues and tasks in the field of young and top-class sport. The patron of the Deutsche Sporthilfe Foundation is the Federal President. This year the series “New Olympic Sports” from 2020 will be continued with three other sports that will be included in the program for the first time or again at the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2021. Baseball returns in Tokyo back to the Olympic program for the first time since 2008 and is only played by men at the Olympic Games. The sport is a combination of team and individual sport as well as a batball game in which the defenders bring a ball into play that the attackers have to hit with a stick. The focus is on the duel between the pitcher (thrower) and the batter (batsman) – but you can only win as a team.Softball, a sport closely related to baseball, is only played by women at the Olympic Games. The field is smaller, the ball is larger, and a different throwing technique is common. Otherwise, the game principles of base and softball are the same. For the first time, surfing will be included in the competition program as part of the Olympic discipline “shortboarding”. The athletes in the sea have to convince the jury with their spectacular maneuvers on the board in constantly changing conditions. “Speed, power and flow” play a special role in evaluating your performance on the wave. The best two waves are added to the final result. In a competitive encounter, or “heat” for short, either two or four athletes surf. It takes between 20 and 30 minutes. Design of postage stamps: Thomas Serres, Hattingen Images used under license from Shutterstock.com Values: 80 + 40 cents; 95 + 45 cents; 155 + 55 cents

Source: Federal Ministry of Finance

The Federal Ministry of Finance supports the German Sports Aid Foundation with the ‘For Sport’ stamp series. Since 1968, the brands with the ‘Plus’ have made available around 140 million euros in funding for social issues and tasks in the field of young talent and top-class sport. The patron of the German Sports Aid Foundation is the Federal President. This year, the series ‘New Olympic Sports’ from 2020 will be continued with three other sports that will be included in the program for the first time or again at the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2021 in Tokyo back to the Olympic program for the first time since 2008 and is only played by men at the Olympic Games. The sport is a combination of team and individual sport as well as a batball game in which the defenders bring a ball into play that the attackers have to hit with a stick. The focus is on the duel between the pitcher (thrower) and the batter (batsman) – but you can only win as a team.Softball, a sport closely related to baseball, is only played by women at the Olympic Games. The field is smaller, the ball is larger, and a different throwing technique is common. Otherwise, the game principles of base and softball are the same. For the first time, surfing will be included in the competition program as part of the Olympic discipline ‘shortboarding’. The athletes in the sea have to convince the jury with their spectacular maneuvers on the board in constantly changing conditions. When it comes to evaluating your performance on the wave, ‘speed, power and flow’ play a special role. The best two waves are added to the final result. Either two or four athletes surf in a competitive encounter, or “Heat” for short. It takes between 20 and 30 minutes. (Text: Stiftung Deutsche Sporthilfe) The design of the special postage stamps and the first day cancellation are by Thomas Serres from Hattingen; Images used under license from Shutterstock.com. The stamps have a value of 80 + 40 cents, 95 + 45 cents, 155 + 55 cents and will be available at Deutsche Post AG sales outlets from May 6, 2021.

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