On 23 July 2021, the United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA) will release its new “Sport for Peace” stamps and souvenir sheets to mark the start of the 2020 Olympic Games. The 2021 Summer Olympics were postponed in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and will be held from 23 July to 8 August 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.
The Olympic movement inspires people to contribute to a peaceful future for humankind through the educational values of sport. It brings together athletes from all over the world for the Olympic Games, all of them representing more than 200 nations in the world’s foremost sport competition. One of the objectives of this great international sporting event is to promote peace, respect, mutual understanding, and goodwill – goals it shares with the United Nations.