Red sleeve on bow side?
The ROWING regatta took place at Moscow - not at Tallinn where the SAILING competitions were held.
White vest with red hoop and black- red-golden blades are the colours of GER. This nation boycotted the Moscow Games 1980.
So the renewal of the fight for gold in the M1X between Karppinen (FIN) and Kolbe (GER) had to be postponed till Los Angeles 1984.
MI SS 289
The Olympic rowing regatta took place at Moscow - only the sailing competitions were
held at Tallin
Where are the riggers?
The inscription "Canoe-kayak" is incorrect.
It should be "Aviron feminin à 8"
Hamadou Djibo Issaka (NIG) is not anOlympic Rowing champion
as the headline in both souvenir sheets suggests.On the contrary
- he came last in a field of 33 competitors, 300 mbehind the
second-slowest sculler in this event. He had been given awild-card
entry "to strengthen the principle of universal representation".
Whereas the media and the spectators celebrated the performance
of the 35-years-old athlete who was a novice with only three months
of training Sir Steven Redgrave - Rowing legend with five gold medals
from five consecutive Olympic regattas - claimed he should not have
been allowed into the competition at the expense of better scullers.
MI SS 194
Boat much too deep in the water
Members of the crew sitting too close impeding each other
The Olympic rowing regatta 1980 took place
at Moscow, not at Tallinn where the sailing
contests were held
MI SS 155 A
MI SS 155 B
Photo from book °Montreal 1976° by H.
Rosendahl, published by Corvus Verlag 1976, page 97
The decisive moment in the M1X final at OG Montreal 1976:
The favourite P. M. Kolbe (GER) in the foreground
is no longer able to defend his leading position against
P. Karppinen (FIN) and has to rest content with the silver medal.
MI SS 247 (stamp MI 1786)
NZL crews wear black singlets!
Just a small wave and the boat is waterlogged!
NZL: Tony Hurt, Wybo Veldman, Dick Joyce,
John Hunter, Lindsay Wilson, Athol Earl, Trevor
Coker, Gary Robertson, cox Simon Dickie
Error: The M8+ gold medal was won by CAN -
no West German M8+ entered the competition at all!
MI SS 45
The miniature sheet with black
overprint was not valid for postage.
The design shows a sweep oar
race whereas Frank & Alf Hansen
(NOR) won the M2X gold medal.
MI SS 201
Wrong rigger design
Wrong rigger design
MI C 1812
MI SS A 239
SC B29 / 800
This sculller is unable to
stretch his legs!
Blades of No. 3 and 5 in the water,
blades of No. 2 and 4 out of the water!
The inscription "IX. World Rowing Championships" is incorrect.
The first WRC were held at Lucerne 1962, followed by Bled 1966,
St. Catherines 1970, Lucerne 1974, Nottingham 1975,
Amsterdam 1977 and Lake Karapiro 1978.
Bled 1979 hosted the 8th Men's WRC.
Design error: the object in the foreground is the blade of a paddle
whereas the picture shows women's sweep oar rowing
Blades catching the water at the finish of the stroke?
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