United Nations and IOC launch series of stamps to honour the role of sport for peace

21 Jul 2021
IOC News Tokyo 2020

The United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA), in partnership with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), has created a series of stamps to commemorate the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 and the shared values of the two organisations, and to highlight sport’s contribution to peace around the world.

United Nations and IOC launch series of stamps

The six stamp sheets feature the Olympic sports of sailing, baseball, judo, diving, equestrian and golf. The designs of both the stamps and the souvenir sheets were illustrated by Japanese artist Satoshi Hashimoto.

Three souvenir sheets feature the Olympic rings and a dove of peace with the slogan “Sport for peace” in English, French and German, with the following text:

“The United Nations and the International Olympic Committee share the universal values of respect, solidarity and peace and work through sport to build a more peaceful and better world. Together, they promote the Olympic Truce, in a spirit of global peace, tolerance and understanding during the Olympic and Paralympic Games.”

The stamps will be released on 23 July 2021 to celebrate the start of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, and can be obtained via the official unstamps.org website or from the UNPA shops in New York, Vienna and Geneva.

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