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USPS® marks 2010 Winter Olympics

Rachel Wheeler Archive
The United States Postal Service (USPS) has announced the commemoration of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics with a specially-illustrated commemorative stamp.

Issued to coincide with the 21st games, which are due to take place in the Canadian city from February 12th to 28th, the stamp is illustrated with a snowboarder.

Alan C Kessler, member of the board of governors of the US Postal Service, said: "We are proud to support the Olympics and are pleased to be able to continue the tradition of honoring the Games by issuing postage stamps celebrating different Olympic sports."

The second of the winter events to be held in Canada, the country helped to bring about the first ever games in 1924 in Chamonix, France, after joining a contingent of European nations to persuade the Olympics committee to add a Winter Sports Week to that year's games, which were held in the French capital.