Greenland released three stamps on 22nd January celebrating different traditional winter sports. These are the final three issues from the "Sports in Greenland" series which was started on 12th May 2016. The first release of the series included three stamps celebrating Arctic Circle race, alpine skiing, and a kayak race. The second set of three stamps was released on 17th January 2017, celebrating a dog sled race, the KangNu cross-country race, and a team relay race. Both these sets were issued in sheets of 40 and in a souvenir sheet with the three different se-tenant designs.
The latest set is also released as a souvenir sheet of three. However, size of individual sheets has reduced from 40 to 10 stamps. Traditional sports of the Dene Games are celebrated on the latest stamps.
2016 Dene Games or Arctic Winter Games was hosted by Greenland. The event has been scheduled from 18th to 24th March this year in Hay River and Fort Smith in Canada. Greenland will compete in this event along with six other teams. The arm-pull sport is featured on 50 ore stamp; the two-foot high kick is celebrated on 14.50 krone while the 28.50kr stamp is dedicated to pole push.
Experts said that these sports were invented by human beings to test their endurance, discipline, and strength during long and extreme winters. All the stamps in the series were designed by Miki Jacobsen, who is not just an artist but also an actor and stamp designer.
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