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100 Years of the First Russian Olympiad, Kiev 1913

100 Years of the First Russian Olympiad, Kiev 1913

Ukraine post issued a souvenir sheet celebrating the 100 years of the First Russian Olympiad in Kiev 1913. One of the most prominent events in Kiev at that time was the First All-Russian (Imperial) Olympics.

The First All-Russian Olympics was held in 1913 and was dedicated to the opening of the All-Russian industrial exhibition celebrating 300 years of the rule of Romanov family. A stadium was built in Kiev especially for the competitions – with race-tracks, a cycle-track as well as stands for 5,000 seats.

The program of the Olympiad included such sports as track and field, marathon, soccer, wrestling, weight-lifting, fencing, swimming, gymnastics, equestrianism, bicycle and motorcycle racing along the Kiev – Chernihiv – Kyiv route.

The Sports Ground in Kiev, Ukraine was the first permanent sports stadium in the Russian Empire. It was opened on August 12, 1912, and used during the First All-Russian (Imperial) Olympiad in 1913. It was located in the old historic area of Lukianivka of Kiev.

The Sports Ground was destroyed during World War I.

100 Years of the First Russian Olympiad, Kiev 1913

Title: 100 Years of the First Russian Olympiad, Kiev 1913
Date of Issue: 25 May 2013
Country: Ukraine
Denominations: 4,80 UAH

Source: http://poshta.kiev.ua/

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