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Barra Olympic Park RioGetting ready for RIO! 07/16/2016 -- Only three weeks away from the XXXIst Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil! No news as yet on any postmark programs from Correios, the Brazilian post office. We'll keep you informed. There will be a lot of action, however, with pin trading, especially at the Coca-Cola pin trading center at the Barra complex (shown at right). Check out these resources for more information:
Cover JSP Winter 2015Summer 2016 Journal of Sports Philately is now online. 07/01/2016 -- We finally have our Summer issue ready. The cover story by Ron Klimley is all about the pair of stamps issued in 1964 celebrating the 75th anniversary of the South African Rugby Board. Also covered in this issue are reports on the two collector events in May: the World Olympic Collectors Fair in Gothenburg, Sweden, and the NY2016 World Stamp Show. In this issue we also arrive at the final installment of Manfred Bergman's opus on the special Olympic post offices at the 1906 Athens Intercalated Olympic Games. Norman Rushefsky takes readers on a 1930s baseball trip around the world, discussing the popularity of US baseball tours of Japan and the first Olympic baseball game which was held at the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games. With the 2016 Rio Olympics just weeks away, Bruce Tomkins gives us an introduction to the diving competiton, spotlighting US diver, David Boudia, as a face to watch.

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