Slovenia - CiS featured in Youth Sports magazine
Friday, 09 March 2012 09:09
sport_mladih-cis_articleThe CiS project in Slovenia was featured in the national youth sports magazine Sport Mladih.

The illustration within the article is a First Day Cover (a special envelope with special postal cancellation) for the Bled Chess Olympiad of 2002. The envelope bears the stamps that were issued to celebrate the Olympiad.

We wonder when we will see the first postage stamps celebrating chess in schools. We have come close with the issues from Guinea Bissau in 1979 and from the Grenadines in 1985 (see below - click on "read more").

The Grenadines stamp, celebrating the day of the child was rather appropriate, especially since it was issued just after the creation of the FIDE CiS - Chess in Schools Commission. 

Strangely, neither the Grenadines nor Guinea-Bissau are members of FIDE. 

1985 International Youth Year

                                                                                         1979 International Day of the Child
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