Tuesday, April 20, 2010

077 My reacent post from Neatherland

Thanks to P.B.M. van der Laar from Netherland, though Netherland post does not issuied any stamps during 2008 Olympic Games Mr.Van der Larr sent me the bellow M/s and Stamps

The Netherlands is a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, located in North-West Europe. It is a parliamentary democratic constitutional monarchy. The Netherlands borders the North Sea to the north and west, Belgium to the south, and Germany to the east. The capital is Amsterdam and the seat of government is The Hague.
The Netherlands is often called Holland,
NetherLand At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing
Competitors: There were 243 athletes representing the Netherlands. 15 in athletics, 24 in baseball, 2 in canoeing, 27 in cycling, 8 in equestrian, 2 in fencing, 32 in field hockey, 18 in football, 2 in gymnastics, 10 in judo, 30 in rowing, 12 in sailing, 15 in softball, 21 in swimming, 3 in table tennis, 1 in taekwondo, 2 in triathlon, 6 in volleyball and 13 in water polo. 61 different athletes won a medal, which is 25.10% of all athletes. With a gold and a silver medal Anky van Grunsven was the only multiple medalist.

Flag bearer: Jeroen Delmee {Opening} & Maarten van der Weijden {Closing}
MedalsRank:12 Gold:7, Silver : 5,Bronze: 4, Total 16

M/s of United Nations

Stamps form British Virgin Island

Cover Form Netherland sent by Mr P.B.M. van der Laar

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