Sochi 2014 Olympics Games And Pakistan's Participation In Olympics

I have always been a sports fanatic and Olympics has been the twilight of all sports events held on the planet. In fact, I have a special admiration for Olympics Stamps and have a nice collection ofthem by now.
My primary love is for Summer Olympics because PAKISTAN does send a few teams in these Olympics and even managed to get some medals there - although very few as compared to the huge population and the talented youth available in the country; but there are some obvious reasons and most importantly it's the dirty politics in the country in general and in Pakistan Olympics Federation in particular. A little Google search reveals the following:-

  • After it's independence in 1947, Pakistan has participated in all Summer Olympics Games except in 1980 when it joined theUS-led Olympics Boycott as it were held in MoscowRussia.
  • In total, Pakistan has won 10 medals so far, including 3 Gold,3 Silver and 4 Bronze medals.
  • Out of the total 10 medals, Pakistan Field Hockey Team has won 8 including 3 Gold, 3 Silver and 2 Bronze medals.
  • The remaining 2 Bronze medals were won in Wrestling andBoxing.
  • ... and unfortunately, Pakistan has not won a single medal in the last 5 Olympics Games since 1992 Olympics in BarcelonaSpain to 2012 Olympics Games in LondonUK.

Pakistan has never sent any team to Winter Olympics, if I am not wrong.
Sorry, Google has again proved me wrong ------ Pakistan's first participation in Winter Olympics Games was in 2010 in Vancouver Winter Olympics, where Mr Muhammad Abbas represented Pakistanin Alpine Skiing category in Men's Giant Slalom event. He was ranked 79 out of 103 qualifiers.
Pakistan's Ski Team has also qualified for 2014 Winter Olympics Games in Sochi, Russia, scheduled to be held from February 7 - 23, 2014.

The above stamp was issued in 2011 by Russian Postal Service to commemorate Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics Games. It is one of thestamp of a series of 3 stamps.
The magnificent cover is definitely a nice addition in my Olympics Covers Collection.

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