May 9, 2014

BELARUS-Medal winners of the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi

Stamp Name:Medal winners of the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi
The post of the Republic of Belarus issued 3 nos of stamps and a souvenir sheet from the series “Medal winners of the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi”.
The XXII Olympic Winter Games were held in Sochi (Russian Federation) from 7 to 23 February 2014.2800 athletes from 88 countries attended the event. Belarus was represented by 26 athletes (15 men and 11 women) in 5 sports disciplines.
The Belarus team took part in Winter Olympics for the sixth time. Belarus is ranking the 8th in the medal table. Belarusian athletes have won six medals (5 gold and 1 bronze). The medal winners are: Darya Domracheva (three-time Olympic champion in biathlon), Alla Tsuper (Olympic champion in freestyle), Anton Kushnir (Olympic champion in freestyle) and Nadezhda Skardino (bronze medal in biathlon). The three-time Olympic champion Darya Domracheva has been awarded the title “Hero of Belarus”.
The stamps depict Nadezhda Skardino, Alla Tsuper, Anton Kushnir, the souvenir sheet features Darya Domracheva.

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