Monday, May 10, 2010

079 The cover from Greece

  • Thanks to KONSTANTINOS GREKIOTIS an blog friend for sending the Greek stamps of 2008 Olympic games this set was sent in exchange of Indian stamps
  • Greece competed at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, They were represented by the Hellenic Olympic Committee, which announced in July 28, 2008, the 156 Greek athletes to compete in Beijing, composed of 84 men and 72 women, the largest Greek Olympic team ever.

  • As the progenitor nation of the Olympic Games, and in keeping with tradition, Greece entered the Beijing National Stadium first during the opening ceremony, led by the judoka Ilias Iliadis, who won a gold medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.

  • At the 2008 Summer Olympics ranked 58, Gold = 0, Silver = 2 Bronze = 2 , Total = 4

  • Greece /Ancient Greek is a country in southeastern Europe, situated on the southern end of theBalkan Peninsula. The country has land borders with Albania, the Republic of Macedonia andBulgaria to the north, and Turkey to the east.

  • Greece has the tenth longest coastline in the world at 14,880 km (9,246 mi) in length,

  • Eighty percent of Greece consists of mountains, of which Mount Olympus is the highest at 2,917 m (9,570) ft
  • Modern Greece traces its roots to the civilization of ancient Greece, generally considered to be the cradle of Western civilization. As such, it is the birthplace of democracy,Western philosophy, the Olympic Games

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