Canada, 1976

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CATALOG INFORMATION
ID Number: YB01-0101F
Category: Envelope
Description: Canada, 1976
Country or State: Canada
Year: 17 VII. 1976
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Stamp Value:
  • 8 Cents (Flame Relay)
  • 15 Cents (Opening Cerimony)
  • 8 + 2 Cents (Fence)
  • 10 + 5 Cents (Box)
  • 15 + 5 Cents (Judo)
  • 8 + 2 Cents (Basketball)
  • 10 + 5 Cents (Gymnastics)
  • 20 + 5 Cents (Soccer)
Subject/Theme: Montreal, 1976 Summer Olympics
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Note: First Day of Issue Collection, Sponsored by Stiftung Schweizer Sporthilfe, Original autographs by athletes
Dimensions (B x H): 265 x 180 mm (Large Envelope)
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State of Conservation: Uncirculated (UNC)
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CATALOG VALUE
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HISTORICAL NOTES

The 1976 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXI Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event celebrated in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, in 1976. Montreal was awarded the rights to the 1976 Games on May 12, 1970, at the 69th IOC Session in Amsterdam, over the bids of Moscow and Los Angeles, which later hosted the 1980 and 1984 Summer Olympic Games respectively. These were the first Olympic Games held in Canada, preceding the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary and 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

Almost all sovereign African nations and a few other countries from elsewhere boycotted the games in Montreal, in reaction to the International Olympic Committee's refusal to ban New Zealand, whose rugby team had been touring South Africa, a country that had been excluded from many international sporting events due to implementation of apartheid policy.