Latvijas Pastsissues new stamp - Winter Olympics in Vancouver

The XXI Olympic Winter Games, which will take place in Canada, will begin on February 12, and Latvijas Pasts is issuing a new stamp to mark this event - Winter Olympics in Vancouver. The first day event of the stamp will be held on February 5, from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM, in the post office Sakta in Riga, 32 Brīvības Boulevard.

The creator of the new stamp's design is artist Ludis Danilāns. The stamp displays a scene from an ice hockey match, with a player of the Latvian national team fighting for the puck with another player. A special cancellation and a first day envelope will be issued together with the new stamp. The cancellation shows the silhouette of a hockey player, a hockey stick and puck. Both the stamp and the envelope also bear the symbol of the Vancouver Olympics - Ilanaaq. Ilanaaq means friend, and it has traditionally been presented as a person with open arms; the stamp and envelope show it in the five Olympic colors together with the Olympic rings.

The denomination of the stamp is LVL 0.55, print run - 300,000 stamps.

Latvijas Pastshas also issued stamps dedicated to previous Olympic Games - the Beijing Olympics (2008); Torino Olympics (2006); Games of the XXVII Olympiad in Sydney (2000); and Atlanta Olympics (1996).

About VAS Latvijas Pasts

Latvijas Pastsensures the widest availability of postal services throughout Latvia by maintaining more than 600 post offices. The primary function of the company is provision of the universal postal service; Latvijas Pasts also provides philately, transport and express mail, financial intermediation, payment, press subscription and retail services. Latvijas Pasts is a fully state-owned company with approximately 5000 employees.

Additional information:

Agija Terauda,

VAS Latvijas Pasts

Public relations specialist

Phone: +371 67608504

E-mail: agija.terauda@pasts.lv


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