Special commemorative stamp issued for 2017 World Games

2017/7/2 13:15:56

Wiesław Włodek, vice-president of the Polish Postal Service Board: "We feel that issuing this commemorative stamp will allow us to contribute to the prestige of the Games and it can serve as a unique addition to the campaign to promote Wroclaw and Poland.

 


By Daniel Etchells for Inside the Games website, July 1, 2017

 

The Polish Postal Service has issued a special commemorative stamp to celebrate the 2017 World Games in Wroclaw.

 

Karol Tabaka, the artistic creator of the commemorative stamp, used his design to depict three athletes - an American football player, a kick boxer and a speedway racing driver - all in motion. 

 

In doing so, he chose to display three of the four invitational sport disciplines chosen by the host city Wroclaw to be added to the usual line of the Games’ sport disciplines, with indoor rowing completing the quartet.

 

A "First Day Issue" envelope will also feature a picture of the newly-renovated Olympic Stadium, host venue to American football and speedway.

 

"For us it is a great distinction, because we know that commemorative stamps of this time are only issued on the most important occasions in our country," Marcin Przychodny, President of the Wroclaw 2017 Organising Committee, said.

 

Wiesław Włodek, vice-president of the Polish Postal Service Board, added: "The Games are a very important international event and a truly exciting sporting experience.

 

"We feel that issuing this commemorative stamp will allow us to contribute to the prestige of the Games and it can serve as a unique addition to the campaign to promote Wroclaw and Poland.

 

"It is also a great opportunity to promote the non-Olympic sport disciplines and perhaps in the future help them be added to the Olympic programme."

 

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