March 8 - News today of a new pin to celebrate the summer-long London 2012 festival programme. The pin uses the London 2012 logo in pink without the Olympic rings on a silver background with the word 'Festival' recessed in the background.
Pin 1065 will be priced at £5 and should be available by the end of the week. No information on issue size at the moment.
The idea of holding the South Pacific Games originated with Dr A.H. Sahu Khan, one of Fiji's representatives at a meeting of the South Pacific Commission held at Rabaul during 1959. The idea was adopted and led to a meeting of nine Territories, held in Nouméa during March 1961, which awarded Fiji the honour of hosting the very first Games in 1963. The event changed its name to the Pacific Games in 1998 when it took place in Santa Rita, Guam.
Volleyball England is the recognised National Governing Body for Volleyball, Beach Volleyball and Sitting Volleyball in England. Volleyball England is responsible for the development, promotion and delivery of Volleyball across England.
A bid race between Almaty and Beijing for the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics, which has mostly failed to capture the imagination, reaches its conclusion in Kuala Lumpur on Friday. This, however, is not the first occasion there has been only two bidders for the Games and the last time it happened it turned out to be a pivotal moment in the future of the Olympic Movement. Philip Barker looks back more than 30 years too when Seoul was awarded the 1988 Olympics