Story: Olympic and Commonwealth games

1974 Christchurch Commonwealth Games stamps (2nd of 3)

This postage stamp series commemorated the 10th British Commonwealth Games at Christchurch in 1974. The stamps show athletics, cycling, shooting and bowls. The second stamp from the left depicts a wheelchair basketball player, and marks the fourth British Commonwealth Paraplegic Games, held in Dunedin immediately before the Christchurch games.

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Reference: 1974 Commonwealth Games stamp issue

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Joseph Romanos, 'Olympic and Commonwealth games - New Zealand as the Commonwealth Games host', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/zoomify/37927/1974-christchurch-commonwealth-games-stamps (accessed 8 July 2020)

Story by Joseph Romanos, published 5 Sep 2013, reviewed & revised 16 Sep 2016