The issue of 2013 is devoted to the sports disciplines like bobsleighing, figure skating and Nordic combined.
XXII Olympic Winter Games 2014 in Sochi will be a real celebration of sport. More than 5,500 athletes and team members from over 80 countries will come to Sochi in 2014. The competitions within the framework of the Olympic Games will be held from 7 to 23 February 2014, will be contested 98 sets of medals.
Bobsleighing is a team kind of sport which involves high-speed descent down specially equipped iced track on steerable sledges (bobs). Two-person and four-person bobs are used. Three types of competition make up the Olympic bobsleigh program: men compete in two- and four-person bobs, women - in two-person sledges.
Figure skating is a kind of sport involving women and men competing in single skating, mixed pairs in pair skating and in sport dancing. As long ago as in 1908 figure skating competitions for the first time were added to the Olympic Games Program in London. The program of Olympic Winter Games 2014 in Sochi includes the following figure skating competitions: individual competitions among men and women, competitions in pair skating, dancing on ice as well as team competitions.
Nordic combined includes jumping from a trampoline and ski race for 10 km. The Olympic program of Nordic Combined for men is made up of three types of competitions: jumping from a regular trampoline, jumping from a large trampoline and team championship (two jumps from a large trampoline by each teammate and race 4х5 km).
Presentation pack with souvenir sheets and FDCs with cancellation are to be issued.
Designer: А. Drobyshev
Face value: 25 rubles
Size of stamp: 37х37 mm, size of sheet: 131х131 mm
Form of issue: sheets with illustrated margins of 8 stamps (3х3) and coupon
Circulation: 560 000 of each stamp (70 000 of sheets).