From August 5 till 21, the South American continent will host the XXXI Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). There will be representatives from more than 200 countries participating at the biggest sports event in four years, including 17 sportsmen from Kyrgyzstan.
Taking into account the worldwide importance of the sports event, KEP issued a series of stamps, dedicated to the Summer Olympic sports. StampNews.com invites sporting fans and devoted stamp collectors to appreciate the original design of these bright items.
The first stamp (50 KGS face value) depicts cycling. At the Summer Olympics in Rio, the cycling sportsmen will compete for 18 medal sets. The second one (150 KGS) is dedicated to one of the most popular sport - tennis. The Olympic competition includes singles and doubles.
Both stamps are issued in miniature sheets of 4 stamps each. There is also a gutter, which horizontally divides two pairs of stamps, and represents stylized images of football game and athletics fragments. There are pictograms depicted on the sheet borders, symbolizing various sports, typical for the Summer Olympics.