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19th Commonwealth Games 2010 – PNG

19th Commonwealth Games
Post PNG issued a set of stamps and souvenir sheet featuring the 19th Commonwealth Games.

The illustrations feature some of the codes that Papua New Guinea had participated in over the years and at the 19th Commonwealth Games 2010 in India.

Commonwealth Games 2010

K1.00 – Rugby Sevens
K3.00 – Boxing
K4.65 – Netballing
K6.30 – Hurdling

The Commonwealth Games is a multinational, multi-sport event which features competitions involving thousands of elite athletes from members of the Commonwealth of Nations. Organized every four years, it is the third-largest multi-sport event in the world.

The event was first held in 1930 under the title of the British Empire Games.

It was renamed as the British Empire and Commonwealth Games in 1954, the British Commonwealth Games in 1970, and gained its current title in 1978.
19th Commonwealth Games
K10.00 – Tennis

There are currently 54 members of the Commonwealth of Nations, and 71 teams participate in the Games.

Many of the British overseas territories also send their own teams.

The most recent games were in 2006 in Melbourne, Australia.

The 19th Commonwealth Games 2010 also known as Delhi 2010 is scheduled to be held in New Delhi, India from 3 October to 14 October 2010.
19th Commonwealth Games
K1.00 – Power Lifting
K3.00 – Swimming
K4.65 – Bowling
K6.30 – Sprinting

The games will be the nineteenth Commonwealth Games, and the ninth to be held under that name.

It will also be the first time for the Commonwealth Games to be held in India and the second time in Asia (after 1998 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia).

As a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, Papua New Guinea will also be participating, sending the largest contingent ever.

19th Commonwealth Games

19th Commonwealth Games

19th Commonwealth Games
Title: 19th Commonwealth Games 2010 – PNG
Date of Issue: 3 October 2010
Country: Papua New Guinea
Denominations: K1.00, K3.00, K4.65, K6.30

Source: PNG Post

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