The card pictures a 4 man bob-sleigh which makes it a sadly interesting card.
The FIBT World Championships 1966 took place in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy for the sixth time, having hosted the event previously in 1937 (Two-man), 1939 (Four-man), 1950, 1954, and 1960. The Four-man event was cancelled following the death of West Germany's Toni Pensperger during competition.
Pensperger would be awarded a posthumous gold medal from the FIBT along with his surviving team-mates Ludwig Siebert, Helmut Werzer, and Roland Ebert. As of 2010, Pensperger's death would set the FIBT to increase and improve safety among all bob-sleigh competitions at all levels, including the Winter Olympics and the World championships.
2 Poste Italiane Stamps 40 lire and 90 lire issued to commemorate the World Bob Championship 1966
Post by BasSWarwick on Nov 10, 2016 4:00:46 GMT -5
I've got a spare of this is anyone collects Olympics. Somehow I managed to keep this one in the original packaging New Zealand 1996 Se-Tenant minisheet. To post a letter within NZ then cost 40c - 10 years later - $1
There is often treasure in trash. but sometimes its just recycled trash
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