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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Postage Stamp In Honor of Nodar Kumaritashvili to be Issued

Georgia is issuing a postage stamp in honor of a Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili.

Kumaritashvili suffered a fatal crash during a training run for the 2010 Winter Olympics competition in Vancouver, Canada, on the day of the opening ceremony. He was the fourth athlete to ever die during the Winter Olympics preparations.

The stamp displays Kumaritashvili's famous photo on Vancouver training track. Kumaritashvili's birth and death years are indicated on the stamp, also by decision of International Olympic Committee Jacques Rogge, emblem of Olympic Games is displayed. Value of the postage stamp will be GEL 5.