17 November 2004
A charming ambassador will be raising awareness worldwide of the International Year of Sport and Physical Education: a joint stamp issued by the United Nations, the International Olympic Committee and the Swiss Post Office will draw hundreds of thousands of people’s attention to the theme of sport.
Dynamics of sport
The stamp highlights the dynamics of sport and its inclusive function by representing sports movements which combine to form a harmonious image which is sure to stimulate an interest in sporting activities.
The stamp was created by Swiss designer Roland Hirter who also developed the logo for International Year of Sport and Physical Education 2005, which is also going to be seen worldwide.
The new stamp bears the words “Nations Unies” [United Nations] and “Comité International Olympique” [International Olympic Committee] plus the word “Helvetia”, which is obligatory in Switzerland. The special International Year of Sport and Physical Education 2005 stamp will be issued on 23 November 2004. The stamp can be ordered on the Internet from www.post.ch/philashop. Its franking value is 1.80 Swiss francs.