The United Nations and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) have released a set of stamps honoring sport’s role in promoting peace.
The United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA) has designed a set of stamps in collaboration with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to honor the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 and the two organizations’ common principles, as well as to emphasize sport’s contribution to world peace.
Sailing, baseball, judo, diving, equestrian, and golf are among the Olympic sports featured on the six stamp sheets. According to the press release, Japanese artist Satoshi Hashimoto designed both the stamps and the souvenir papers.
The Olympic rings and a peace dove are depicted on three souvenir papers, each with the motto “Sport for Peace” in English, French, and German and includes the following text: “The United Nations and the International Olympic Committee share the universal values of respect, solidarity and peace and work through sport to build a more peaceful and better world. Together, they promote the Olympic Truce, in a spirit of global peace, tolerance and understanding during the Olympic and Paralympic Games.”
To commemorate the start of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, the stamps will be printed on July 23, 2021.