American Sports and Athletes on Stamps

The Olympics

All Americans On The Same Team

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The 32-cent Centennial Olympic Games stamp was issued July 19, 1996.

Since the first modern Olympic Games were held in Athens, Greece in 1896, the United States has hosted eight Olympic Games, four Winter Games (1932, 1960, 1980 and 2002) and four Summer Games (1904, 1932, 1984 and 1996). A plethora of monumental moments in the history of American sports have occurred during Olympic events. Many of these Olympic moments, competing athletes and events have been highlighted on American postage stamps.