XXII Winter Olympic Games in Sochi stamp by Estonia

XXII Winter Olympic Games in Sochi stamp by Estonia

Eesti Post issued a stamp to celebrate the XXII Winter Olympic Games.

The XXII Olympic Winter Games will take place from 7 to 23 February 2014 in Sochi, Russia, and it will be the southernmost location of the Olmpic Winter Games in Europe.

There will be a number of new events at the Games: women's ski jumping, freestyle ski halfpipe, snowboard slopestyle, freestyle ski slopestyle, snowboard parallel slalom, figure skating team event, luge team relay and biathlon mixed relay.

For the first time, Estonian athletes took part in Olympic Winter Games in Sankt Moritz in Switzerland in 1928. Five Estonian sportsmen have brought back nine medals (5-2-2) since 1964: Ants Antson (gold 1964), Allar Levandi (bronze 1988), Jaak Mae (bronze 2002), Andrus Veerpalu (gold and silver 2002 and gold 2006), Kristina Smigun (two golds 2006 and silver 2010).

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