Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

AROUND SLOVAKIA

Olympics stamps on exhibition

IN CONNECTION with the 22nd Winter Olympics in Sochi, an exhibition called Winter Sports and Winter Olympics on Slovak Postal Stamps is taking place in the Postal Museum at Partizánska cesta 9 in Banská Bystrica until March 31. It presents a 20-year overview of winter sport-themed Slovak philatelic works.

Slovak Olympic stamp.(Source: TASR)

IN CONNECTION with the 22nd Winter Olympics in Sochi, an exhibition called Winter Sports and Winter Olympics on Slovak Postal Stamps is taking place in the Postal Museum at Partizánska cesta 9 in Banská Bystrica until March 31. It presents a 20-year overview of winter sport-themed Slovak philatelic works.

The core of the exhibition consists of stamps issued for the Winter Olympics. Stamps for “Lillehammer 1994, Nagano 1998, Salt Lake City 2002, Torino 2006, Vancouver 2010, and also … the Winter Olympics in Sochi ... can be seen in this exhibition,” Slovak Post spokesperson Stanislava Pondelová told the SITA newswire.

Other winter sport competitions are featured on the stamps as well, like the 2011 World Cup in Bratislava and Košice, the 2001 European Championship in figure skating and the 1997 biathlon World Championship.

Another group of stamps shows achievements of specific Slovak athletes, mainly hockey players, and late, exceptional personalities like Ondrej Nepela and Pavol Demitra. The exhibition offers 13 issues of stamps in the form of designs, drafts, first-day covers, memorial sheets, stamp booklets, sticking sheets, etc., as well as books and collections of Slovak coins and euro-coins minted for the Winter Olympics in Torino and Vancouver.

“Our country rose to fame thanks to many outstanding personalities of winter athletic disciplines,” Pondelová said. “Their success, as well as big events organised in winter sports in Slovakia, make it regularly into the plan of issuances of Slovak postal stamps.”

Top stories

How the national emblem appeared – including so far secret communism designs

Even Slovaks often do not know why the national emblem depicts a white double-cross, and not the Kriváň peak, or the design by artist Vincent Hložník. They also do not know why it makes a difference whether it is…

Offical Slovak national emblem and colours

Bratislava Zoo will have new wolf breeding station

One of most significant investments of the Bratislava Zoo in the year 2017 will be the building of a new wolf breeding station.

Foreigners: Events around Slovakia Photo

Tips for performances and other events in the Slovak regions between February 17 and February 26, including a race on old wooden sleighs, an operetta premiere, a lot of jazz, classical and rock music, and more.

Rce in krňačky sleighing, Turecká 2017

Some food really is better in Austria, study finds

EC says its role is to monitor safety, not quality – but Slovaks want the same as Austrians, says minister.

Illustrative stock photo