FIS Alpine World Ski Championships stamps

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14 January 2013
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Austria's newest stamps celebrate the 2013 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships, to be held in the country from 4 to 17 February. ...

Austria's newest stamps celebrate the 2013 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships, to be held in the country from 4 to 17 February. The three stamps, by Austrian artist Christian Ludwig Attersee, feature colourful depictions of skiers, painted in the artist's trademark figural-to-symbolic style.

The three stamps are titled Freedom in the Snow, Styrian Heart and Slalom Dance and are intended to convey the 'passion, exuberance and elegance' of skiing.

The FIS Alpine World Ski Championships

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The FIS Apline World Ski Championships are organised by the International Ski Federation, with the contest founded in 1931. Twelve different countries have hosted the contest, with the USA due to host the 2014 championships. Both men and women compete in downhill and slalom events, with Norway holding the record for the highest number of medals, with a total of twelve.

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