32. Summer Olympic Games – Tokyo 2020

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Commemorative postage stamps

Year of issue: 2021

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Description

Summer Olympic Games are a leading international sport event where thousands of athletes from around the world compete in a variety of sports and disciplines. At the beginning, it was a modest sport event, and today it has grown into a major multi-sport event that has an impact on cultural, financial, tourist and technological development.

Games of the XXXII Olympiad will be the second in the history of the Olympic movement to be held in Tokyo. From July 23 to August 8, 2021, the capital of Japan will host close to 11000 athletes who will compete in 33 Olympic sports and 50 disciplines.

Tokyo was elected the host city of XXXII Summer Olympic Games at the 125th Session of the International Olympic Committee held on September 7, 2013 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Cities that were also bidding for the opportunity to host the best athletes in the world during the 2020 Games were Istanbul, Turkey and Madrid, Spain. Madrid was eliminated in the first round of voting, while in the second round Tokyo received 60, and Istanbul 36 votes.

Tokyo was the host to the Olympic Games for the first time in 1964.

The Olympic Team of Serbia in Tokyo currently comprises of 70 athletes in 13 different sports: 4 team sports (basketball, 3x3 basketball, volleyball, water polo) and 9 individual sports (athletics, karate, kayak, swimming, wrestling, archery, taekwondo, rowing, table tennis).

Bearing in mind that the qualification period lasts until mid-July, it is expected that the Serbian team will increase further and will count close to 100 athletes.

We will also have representatives in tennis and judo in the Team.

Expert collaboration: Olympic Committee of Serbia

Artistic realization of the issue: MA Nadežda Skočajić, academic graphic artist

 

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