Wednesday, August 3, 2016


From 5th to 21st August 2016 at Bengaluru GPO
It will be tribute to TN Prahalad Rao Sir 
20 frames exhibiting at GPO  displaying

With Olympic regards
Jagannath Mani

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Mark Andrew Spitz

Today's Birthday

1972 Munich Olympic games winner  Mark Spitz

Mark Andrew Spitz (born February 10, 1950) is an American former competition swimmer, nine-time Olympic champion, and former world record-holder in multiple events. He won seven gold medals at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, an achievement only surpassed by Michael Phelps who won eight golds at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. Spitz set new world records in all seven events in which he competed in 1972, a record that still stands. Since the year 1900, no other swimmer has ever gained so great a percentage of all the medals awarded for Olympic events held in single Games.
Between 1968 and 1972, Spitz won nine Olympic golds plus silver and a bronze, five Pan American golds31 Amateur Athletic Union titles, and eight National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) titles. During those years, he set 35 world records, but two were in trials and unofficial. With his seven-gold medal performance at Munich in 1972, he was the most decorated athlete in the history of the Olympic Games until Michael Phelp's eight-gold medal performance at Beijing 36 years later in 2008. He was named World Swimmer of the Year in 1969, 1971 and 1972 by Swimming World Magazine.  He was the third athlete to win nine Olympic gold medals.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

PD Chaugule, the first Indian at the Olympics

Dear Friends Due to unavoidable circumstance and and work pressure am unable to write the blog, today when i came across an interesting  article about PD Chaugle , the first Indian at the Olympic i thought about to share with you all.

Phadeppa Dareppa Chaugule He is from Belgaum, Karnataka

P D Chaugule first Indian Olympian running Marathon he finished 19 th in the final race at 2h 50m

P.D Chaugule seen here with the various shields he won!

P.D Chaugule seen here sitting on the right with the first Indian Contingent to the Olympics

Special Cover

 Thanks to Belgaum Philately Society  and Karnataka Postal Circ

The cover design depicts Late.Sri Bandu Patil of Belgaum with the then  PM of India Late Sri.Lalbahadur Shastri.Late Sri Bandu Patil represented the Indian Hockey team, which won Silver medal & Gold medal during 1960 & 1964 Olympics.

The cover also depicts the photograph of late Sri.P.D.Chougle of Belgaum known as “Pavanajaneya” the Ist Olympian of the Nation having participated in the 1920 Olympic Marathon Race held at Antwerp , Belgium.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012


Dear Friends

On the occasion of the Games of the XXXth Olympiad London 2012, we are pleased to inform Olympic and Sports Philatelic Exhibition “Olymphilex India 2012” will be held in Bangalore at the GPO museum from 27th July to 5 August, 2012. 60 frames displayed by 25 philatelist (four Senior and few budding) Olympic Philatelists and sport philatelists, the release of a special cover with a special cancellation approved by the CPMG Karnataka Circle on 27th July, the inaugural day of the Exhibition and summer Olympics, all are invited to the “Olymphilex India 2012” and make the event the grand success

The Release of Special Cover function was held on Inaugural day at Meghdooth Anthodium Bangalore GPO and regular days the exhibition will open at Philatelic Museum from 10.00 hrs to 16.hours (excluding Sundays and POH)

 The Inauguration of Olympics and Sports Philately Exhibition and a Special cover release function on Olympic day 27 July 2012


In Photo from Left to Right Jagannath Mani (Olympic philatelist) 

Guest of Honour Sri M.K. Baladevakrishna  I.A.S
Director youth services of Sports

Chief Guest  Sri Govindraj M.L.C 
President Karnataka Olympic Association  

Sri Ashutosh Kumar Hanjura, 
Chief Postmaster, Bangalore GPO.

 President, Karnataka Philatelic Society

For special covers please write to

Opening Ceremony of Olympics and Sports Philately Exhibition  OLYMPHILEXINDIA 2012

Chief Guest  Sri Govindraj M.L.C & President Karnataka Olympic Association explaining the subject toGuest of Honour Sri M.K. Baladevakrishna  I.A.S Director youth services of Sports

Monday, June 18, 2012

2012 Summer Olympics 39 days to go

VIII Olympic Games 1924,Paris France.  The for the second time the Games were held in Paris.  the Games were held from 4th many to 27th July 1924  the  1924 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the VIII Olympiad, 

France issued a set of 4 stamps for the first time 6 others countries also commemorated the Games with issue of stamps

 The Above Stamps Designer; E. Becker

Remembering Note: Paavo Nurmi, of Finland called a "superman," was back running and won gold in the 1,500-meter (set an Olympic record), he had  a tight schedule to contend, he had just 55 minutes rest before 5,000-meter (set an Olympic record), and the 10,000-meter cross-country run. Nurmi was also a member of the winning Finnish teams on the 3,000-meter relay and the 10,000-meter relay.

Looking back; Johnny Weissmuller of the United states, the Olympic swimming champion who went on to become a Hollywood star on to fame as Tarzan of the Jungle in the 12 movies

For more details about Johnny Weissmuller please ref the below link:


Thursday, June 14, 2012

2012 London Olympic 44 Days to go

VII Olympic Games 1920, Antwerp,Belgium. 

 The 1920 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the VII Olympiad, were an international  multi-sports event in 1920 in Antwerp, Belgium The 1920 Games were awarded to Antwerp to honor the people of that city after the suffering they endured during World War I.  The initial choice for the site of the Games had been Budapest Hungary. Though the majority of events took place in Belgium, there was a single sailing event which took place in Dutch waters and as such, the games were officially in both countries.  


  Remembering Note: 

  These Olympics were the first in which the Olympic Oath was voiced, the first in which doves were released to symbolize peace, and the first in which the Olympic Flag was flown.


Looking back;

       After the Antwerp Games the first Olympic flag went missing, so they had to make a replacement for the 1924 games. That was in use until the 1988 games. By then it had become quite 'old and frail', so another replacement was made for the 1992 games. As for the missing 1920 flag, it was actually stolen as a souvenir (by an American athlete) who at long last returned it in person to the IOC a few years ago the Sydney 2000 games to be held. The ex-athlete wasn't punished, if only because he's too old to sit out any time in jail 
For more detail please ref the below link

2012 London Olympic 45 Days to go

VI Olympic Games 1916, Berlin Germany.
   Berlin Games, which were to be officially known as the Games of the VI Olympiad, were to have been held in Berlin Germany. However, due to the outbreak of World War I, the games were cancelled.