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100 Years of the First Russian Olympiad, Kiev 1913 stamp from Ukraine

100 Years of the First Russian Olympiad, Kiev 1913 stamp from Ukraine
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Ukrposhta issued a souvenir sheet with one stamp celebrating the 100th anniversary of the First Russian Olympiad in Kiev 1913.

The First All-Russian Olympics was held in 1913 and was dedicated to the opening of the All-Russian industrial exhibition celebrating 300 years of the rule of Romanov family. A stadium was built in Kiev especially for the competitions – with race-tracks, a cycle-track as well as stands for 5,000 seats.

The program of the Olympiad included such sports as track and field, marathon, soccer, wrestling, weight-lifting, fencing, swimming, gymnastics, equestrianism, bicycle and motorcycle racing along the Kiev – Chernihiv – Kyiv route.

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