Team GB Rio 2016 Olympic Stamps
Sunday, 4 September 2016 | Gareth
Team GB's inspiring display during London 2012 caught the creativity of a nation and also we saw a genuine outpouring of support and also pride which raised the mood of the nation. With the Rio 2016 Games after us, we want to keep the powerful physical and also emotional link that we have seen in followers as well as our athletes. The sheer volume of support will not be there in person yet it can be there in spirit!
Manx atheletes from a variety of sports have made massive contributions to Team GB over the years, from Manx-born rower Sidney Swann, who was the first rival from the Isle of Male to win an Olympic medal in 1912 to Team Sky pro cyclist Peter Kennaugh MBE, who advanced a century later as part of the track cycling team which smashed the Olympic and also world records in the final.
Looking ahead to Rio 2016, biking is again most likely to see a number of Isle of Man competitors standing for Team GB with Mark Cavendish, Peter Kennaugh and also Team Sky motorcyclist Ben Swift (Swift relocated residence from Yorkshire to the Isle of Man in 2010). One Manxman currently picked for Rio is record breaking shooter and dual Commonwealth Gamings medalist Tim Kneale, who will be competing his first Olympics.
This issue showcases a Mint as well as CTO set, Presentation Pack, First Day Cover and as a Mint and also CTO Sheetlet.