2016 Brazil Olympic Games Stamps Series
This years 2016 Olympics held within Rio De Janeiro, Brazil were the worlds thirty-first set of games. The 2016 Olympics official name was Games of the XXXI Olympiad. Over 10,500 athletes participated from over 205 NOCs (National Olympic Committees) on August 5th through the 21st. To commemorate the event a variety of collectibles have been produced such as coins and stamps. Various countries have produced Rio 2016 Olympic Games stamps. Thirty one stamp designs have been created to remember the glorious event.
These commemorative stamps take a place in our history books for the Olympic Games. They symbolize one of the largest sporting events on the planet. Brazil dispersed special issued stamps for both the Olympics and Paralympic Games. A variety of sixteen seals have been selected through a cultural postage stamp competition that the Organizing Committee of the 2016 Rio Games held. In Pebble format, the stamps feature visuals of the 2016 Rio Landscape.
Brazil launched these commemorative stamps through a circulation of The Issue America Series of the 2016 Games/Arenas including the Paralympic as well as the Olympic Games. The issue was launched the first week the 2016 Olympic Games began. Their goal was to highlight the significance of sports arenas that hold the most unforgettable moments of the world televised Olympics. Six arenas are featured within two mini sheets: Youth Arena Maracana, Olympic Stadium, The Lagoon, Sambadrome Stadium, and Olympic Velodrome Rio.
Each version of these stamp are diversified by logos. One logo signifies the Olympic Games while the other logo signifies the Paralympic Games. In each mini sheets bottom left hand corner lies a Postal Union logo of the Americas, Portugal, and Spain. All three counties have subjected the 2016 Rio Games as their main theme for this years annual stamp series.
Brazil Post's first series of the 2016 Paralympic and Olympic Games Modalities Stamps celebrate the first five hundred days up until the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Ten designs featured nine of the traditional Olympic sporting events: Paralympic Athletics as well as Olympic basketball, rowing, weightlifting, rugby, aquatics, cycling, wrestling, archery, and badminton.
These stamps were distributed in the City of Rio De Janeiro from the organizing committee's headquarters.
Brazil Post's second series of the 2016 Paralympic and Olympic Games Modalities Stamps were launched during the countdown to the start date of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. This set of stamps depict ten sports, one Paralympic and nine Olympic: Paralympic judo as well as Olympic fencing, boxing, football, canoe, triathlon, golf, teakwondo, handball, and table tennis. Each stamp features an illustration of a characteristic action of each sport with a background of complementary images such as equipment, kits, or courts.
Brazil Post's third series of the 2016 Paralympic and Olympic Games Modalities Stamps were launched during the Brazil's Tennis Awards held in Barbra da Tijuca in the Gran Mercurio Riocentro Hotel. Each stamp featured eleven sports, one Paralympic and the rest Olympic: Paralympic Swimming as well as Olympic tennis, gymnastics, judo, shooting, modern pentathlon, sailing, athletics, beach volleyball, hockey, and equestrian. This third series completes the set of thirty one Olympic Games stamp designs to historically recognize the 2016 Games of the XXI Olympiad.