POSTER STAMPS AND LABELS OF THE OLYMPIC GAMES

      INTRODUCTION

      STATISTICS

       SUMMER GAMES
1894 - Modern Games Founded
1896 - I Olympiad - Athens
1900 - II Olympiad - Paris
1904 - III Olympiad - St. Louis
1906 - Intercalated Games - Athens
1908 - IV Olympiad - London
1912 - V Olympiad - Stockholm
1913 - Berlin prepares for 1916 games
1914 - 20th Anniversary of Rebirth of Games
1916 - VI Olympiad - Berlin
1920 - VII Olympiad - Antwerp
1924 - VIII Olympiad - Paris
1928 - IX Olympiad - Amsterdam
1932 - X Olympiad - Los Angeles
1936 - XI Olympiad - Berlin
1940 - XII Olympiad - Tokyo
      - XII Olympiad - Helsinki
1944 - XIII Olympiad - London
1948 - XIV Olympiad - London
1952 - XV Olympiad - Helsinki
1956 - XVI Olympiad - Melbourne
      - XVI Olympiad - Stockholm

       WINTER GAMES
1924 - I Winter Games - Chamonix
1928 - II Winter Games - St Moritz
1932 - III Winter Games - Lake Placid
1936 - IV Winter Games - Garmisch-Partenkirchen
1940 - V Winter Games - Sapporo
      - V Winter Games - St Moritz
      - V Winter Games - Garmisch-Partenkirchen
1944 - V Winter Games - Cortina d'Ampezzo
1948 - V Winter Games - St Moritz
1952 - VI Winter Games - Oslo
1956 - VII Winter Games - Cortina d'Ampezzo

1914 - 6th Olympic Congress
20th Anniversary of Re-establishment of Olympic Games

Poster for the 1914 Olympic Congress in Paris

The International Olympic Committee met in Paris for its fifth time in 1914. The meeting was significant to the Olympic movement in that it included the introduction of both the official Olympic flag, and the Olympic rings. In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the re-establishment of the Games, special athletic events were scheduled for Cairo and Riga. The ones in Cairo were held as planned, but the ones in Riga were cancelled due to the outbreak of World War I.

Poster stamps were issued for the scheduled events:

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Cairo event to Commemorate 20th Anniversary of rebirth of Olympic Games
#1914-1a thru d

There is a fifth color, gray, very scarce.


Riga event to Commemorate 20th Anniversary of rebirth of Olympic Games
#1914-2

GERMAN FUND LABEL

   
German Fund Labels
#1914A-1 and 2


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