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Olympic Fever


Olympic Fever

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This stamp, issued when the Olympic Games returned to their historic home in Athens in 2004, was designed to honor the spirit of athleticism and international unity that the Games inspire.

Arago: Summer Olympic Games, Athens, Greece Issue

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Archery is currently experiencing a resurgence in popularity, but it was popular enough in 1984 to appear on this Summer Olympic Games stamp.

Arago: 1984 Summer Olympics Issue

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Part of the Track and Field events, the javelin throw was honored on this 1992 Summer Olympics Issue stamp.

Arago: 1992 Summer Olympics Issue

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This stamp from the 1992 Summer Olympics Issue features women sprinters giving it their all.

Arago: 1992 Summer Olympics Issue

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Having heard only seven months before that Atlanta would host the 1996 Summer Olympic Games, the United States Postal Service issued this patriotic Olympic stamp in 1991.

Arago: Flag & Olympic Rings Issue

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History dictates that there should definitely be an Olympic wrestling stamp. Wrestling is one of the oldest human sports, and was featured during the Olympic Games in ancient Greece, over 2700 years ago.

Arago: 1996 Summer Olympic Games Issue

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Women's Diving was also honored with a stamp in the 1996 Summer Olympic Games Issue.

Arago: 1996 Summer Olympic Games Issue

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Canoeing might not be the most well-known of Olympic sports, but it was honored with a stamp in the 1996 Summer Olympic Games Issue.

Arago: 1996 Summer Olympic Games Issue

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Swimming, one of the most popular Olympic events to watch on television, is commemorated here in the 1996 Summer Olympic Games Issue.

Arago: 1996 Summer Olympic Games Issue

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Rowing, another popular Olympic sport, is featured on this 1980 stamp.

Arago: Summer Olympic Games Issue

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This stamp, from the 1980 Summer Olympic Games Issue, honors equestrian competition. Equestrian events are the only Olympic events where men and women compete directly against one another.

Arago: Summer Olympic Games Issue

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This stamp, issued for the 1932 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, depicts the Discobolus of Myron, a famous fifth century Greek sculpture.

Arago: 5-cent Myron's Discobolus

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This stamp was issued to honor the Tenth Olympics Games, which took place in Los Angeles in 1932.

Arago: 3-cent Runner at Starting Mark

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A pole vaulting stamp from the 1984 Summer Olympics series.

Arago: 1984 Summer Olympics Issues

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Women's volleyball, featured on this 1984 Summer Olympics stamp, has been a feature of the Games since 1964.

This 1984 stamp honors Olympic cycling.

Arago: 1984 Summer Olympics Issues

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Even if you're staying up until 3 a.m. to catch the broadcast, fencing is a fascinating sport to watch. This stamp, from the 1984 Olympics series, features women's fencing, which has been an Olympic sport since 1924.

Arago: 1984 Summer Olympics Issues

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This stamp from the 1984 Summer Olympics series honors the weight lifting competitions.

Arago: 1984 Summer Olympics Issues

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Olympic football, or soccer, has been an integral part of the Olympic games since 1900. This 1984 stamp highlights the popular sport.

Arago: 1984 Summer Olympics Issues

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This women's gymnastics stamp is part of a series celebrating different sports and games played at the 1984 Summer Olympics.

Arago: 1984 Summer Olympics Issues

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This hurdling stamp is part of a series celebrating different sports and games played at the 1984 Summer Olympics.

Arago: 1984 Summer Olympics Issues

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The United States Postal Service was one of the official sponsors of the 1992 Winter and Summer Olympic Games, and it issued this stamp to celebrate.

Arago: 1-dollar Eagle & Olympic Rings

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Also from the 1972 Munich Games, this stamp is a companion to the first one.

Arago: Olympic Games Issue

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This stamp series, inspired by the 1972 Summer Games in Munich, honors the Olympic spirit.

Arago: Olympic Games Issue

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