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Motorcross on the Olympic games ?
As far as we know, motorcross is not yet an Olympic competition.
(TOGO - 1976)




Wrong presentation and abusive use of the olympic rings symbol.
Wrong presentation and use of the olympic rings, on a stamp commemorating the Pan Arab Games (not at all related to the Olympic Games).
(UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC - 1970)




Abusive use of the olympic rings symbol.
Not authorized use of the Olympic rings symbol to commemorate the European Nation Cross.
(MOROCCO - 1966)




Hunting as an Olympic competition ?
Hunting, chess and polo at the Olympic games ?
(IRAN - 1972)




Olympic flame
The runner holds the torch at eye level, and will certainly be burned by smoke and flame
(GERMANY - 1936)




Wrong Olympic rings
Wrong representation and use of the olympic rings, in full colour.
(NIGERIA - 1988)




Wrong date
There is no relation between chess and the Olympic Games. Furthermore, the chess championship of Havana took place between 25/10 and 20/11/1966, not in September
(ROMANIA - 1966)




Olympic symbol
Not authorised use of the Olympic name and symbol for the Asian Games.
(AFGHANISTAN - 1962)




Summer ski
Skiing at the summer Olympics of 1980 in Moscow ? Why not.
(ANDORRA - 1980)




Without protection
Those boxers would have been disqualified at the Olympic games, as protection vests are obligatory for amateur boxing events.
(CAMEROON - 1941)




Impossible position
The Olympic rings are linked into a chain : thus the right hand of the athlete in the middle should be in front of the yellow ring, and the left hand of the right athlete should be in front of the green ring.
(CHINA - 1984)




Wrong count
As the Games of 1916, 1940 and 1944 did not take place, The Munich games were the 17th Olympiade, not the 20th.
(FRANCE - 1972)




Olympic symbol ?
The Olympic symbol to announce a chess championship ?
(HUNGARY - 1988)




Olympic symbol.
Use of the Olympic symbol for the Asian Games of 1951
(INDONESIA - 1951)




Olympic rings.
The circles of the olympic rings are egg-shaped.
(LIECHTENSTEIN - 1976)




Local event
The local sport event, depicted on this stamp, has nothing to do with the Olympic Games
(VIET NAM - 1958)




Wrong representation
Wrong representation of the Olympic rings
(ALBANIA - 1968)




Two errors
Wrong representation of the Olympic rings and comon
(ALBANIA - 1968)




Strange way
Wrong way to throw a discus. And only three instead of five Olympic rings.
(CHAD - 1960)




Not yet at the Olympic Games
At the Games in Tokyo in 1964, tennis was not an Olympic competition.
(TOGO - 1964)




Against the rules
These boxers would have been disqualified at the Olympic Games, as protection vests are obligatory for amateur boxing events
(SPAIN - 1976)




Not present
Curling was not included in the Winter Olympic Games of Grenoble
(SHARJAH - 1968)




Not an Olympic Competition
Competitions for tobogganing are not at the program of the Winter Olympic Games
(SHARJAH - 1968)




Wrong equipment
Soccer, without shoes and adapted clothes, at the Olympic Games ?
(BHUTAN - 1964)




Missing rings
Ontly three olympic tings
(MALI - 1973)




Abused use
Olympic rings for the African Games
(ALGERIA - 1977)




Wrong representation
Wrong representation of the Olympic rings
(ALGERIA - 1980)




Wrong representation
Wrong representation of the Olympic rings
(ALGERIA - 1980)




Wrong logo
Olympic logo of Innsbruck 1976 is not correct : the name of the city surrounds the logo.
(CZECHOSLOVAKIA - 1976)




Upside down
The Olympic rings are place upside down.
(DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - 1957)




Non Olympic games
Not allowed use of the Olympic name, as this stamp was issued to commemorate the first Bolivian Games in 1938.
(ECUADOR - 1939)




Olympic symbol
Wrong use and représentation of the Olympic Symbol.
(ECUADOR - 1965)




Olympic symbol
Wrong representation and utilisation of the Olympic symbol.
(EGYPT - 1951)




Olympic symbol
Wrong utilisation of the Olympic Rings for the Pan-Arab games.
(EGYPT - 1965)




Olympic rings
Wrong and not allowed utilisation of the Olympic symbol for the Pan-Arab Games.
(EGYPT - 1965)




Olympic rings
Not allowed utilisation of the Olympic symbol for the Pan-Arab Games.
(EGYPT - 1965)




Mixed competition
Wrong representation of the Olympic rings, and mixed swim competition with men and women.
(UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC - 1960)




No horses
At the Olympic Games in Melbourn, no horse competitions were organized.
(HUNGARY - 1956)




Olympic rings
Wrong representation of the Olympic rings
(SPAIN - 1990)




Olympic rings
Not allowed use and not correct design of the olympic rings,
(JORDAN - 1965)




Too early
There was no tennis at the Olympic Games in Mexico.
(LAO - 1968)




Not present
Tennis was not a competition at the Olympic games of London in 1948.
(MONACO - 1948)




Wrong representation
Wrong representation of the Olympic rings.
(BELGIUM - 1971)




Not olympîc
Bobsled with six persons is not an olympic competition. Furthermore, the olympic rings are not represented correctly.
(UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - 1972)




Wrong numbers
In basketball, the numbers 1till 3 are normally reserved for the referees.
(NORWAY - 1988)




Not present
Tabletennis for women was not a competition at the Summer Olympic Games in 1956.
(YUGOSLAVIA - 1956)




Not présent
Waterpolo for women was not a competition at the Summer Olympic Games in 1956.
(YUGOSLAVIA - 1956)




Not present
Downhill skiing... without skis was not a competition at the Summer Olympic Games in 1956.
(YUGOSLAVIA - 1956)




Strange link
A Roman chariot pulled by four horses ? The link with the Olypic Games is not clear.
(LIBERIA - 1956)




Wrong city
The Olympic games of 1996 were organized in Atlanta (USA), not in Athens (Greece)
(GREECE - 1988)




Not present
Cycling was not a competition at the 1960 Olympic Games.
(TUNISIA - 1960)




Wrong représentation
Nice but wrong representation of the Olympic rings.
(ALGERIA - 1996)




New event
Bowling at the Olympic games ? Why not ?
(LESOTHO - 1988)




Wrong symbol
Olympic symbol with only three rings, and not a correct use of this olympic symbol for local games.
(UPPER VOLTA - 1961)




Strange sports
Strange sports to illustrate stamps announcing the Olympic Games.
(AFGHANISTAN - 1980)




Not at the Olympics
Baseball is not an olympic competition. And the olympic rings are not represeented correctly.
(CUBA - 1990)




Missing crowd
An almost empty stadion for an Olympic competition is not very realistic.
(CUBA - 1976)




Not olympic
Only three rings, and abusive use of the Olympic symbol for local games.
(COLOMBIA - 1954)




Olympic symbols
The Olympic symbols to commemorate the anniversary of a local soccer team is probably a little bit out of porportion.
(BRAZIL - 1952)




No relation
It is not clear what the olympic rings have in common with a chess championship.
(HUNGARY - 1997)




Missing protection
Boxing without head protection is not allowed at the Olympic Games.
(LESOTHO - 1987)




Wrong place or year
The Olympic Games of 1996 took place in Altanta (USA), not in Greece.
(GREECE - 1989)




Nice bur wrong
Nice but incorrect way to represent the Olympic rings.
(GUINEA - 1995)




Not allowed
Asian Olympic Games ? A not allowed use of the Olympic symbols.
(AFGHANISTAN - 1962)




Wrong season
Ski jumping at the summer olympic games in Munchen? Why not ?
(YEMEN - 1972)




Missing protection
A head protection is obligatroy at the Olympic boxing competition.
(RUSSIA - 1960)




Missing protection
A head protection is obligatroy at the Olympic boxing competition. And flags of independent countries are never represented on the same pole.
(CUBA - 1968)




Wrong competition
As no horses were allowed in Australia, this competition moved to Sweden.
(MONACO - 1956)




Wrong represention
Wrong representation of a golden medal from the Omympic Games in Tokyo
(BULGARIA - 1964)




Missing protection
Boxing without shirts and head protection is not allowed at the Olympic Games.
(MOROCCO - 1960)




Not present
A speedboat competition at the Olympic Games ? Not yet.
(LESOTHO - )




Wrong reflexion
Only three olympic rings, and not coherent reflexion in the water.
(BOSNIA - 1997)




Missing rings
Only three olympic rings
(MALI - 1973)




Wrong representation
Wrong representation of the Olympic rings.
(MAURITANIA - 1964)




Olympic rings
Not allowed use of the olympic symbol : 3 olympic rings for African games.
(CONGO REPUBLIC - 1965)




Not present
Darts at the Olympic Games ?
(YEMEN - 1988)




Wrong representation
Wrong representation of the Olympic rings.
(CAPE VERDE - 1980)




Olympic symbol
Olympic rings on a stamp commemorating the West African University Games.
(BENIN - 1976)




Inadapted backgroung
In the background, some streetviews of the city of Atlanta, although no football match was played in that city at the Olympic Games of 1994..
(GUINEA - 1994)




Not present
Basketballplayers with shirts of the national team of Turkey, but they did not partecipate to this Olympic games.
(TURKEY - 1960)




Not correct
Chess at the Olympic games ? And by the way, a chessboard is always positioned with a dark square in the left corner, not in the right one.
(MOZAMBIQUE - 1987)




Wrong grip
The grip on the javelin is much too close to the end, and strange olympic rings.
(VIET NAM - )




Olympic rings
Only 3 olympic rings for local sport games.
(CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC - )




Missing rings
Only three olympic rings
(VIET NAM - )




Wrong position
The runner holds the torch at eye level, and will certainly be burned by smoke and flame
(PARAGUAY - )




Olympic rings
Olympic rings for Asian Games ?
(AFGHANISTAN - 1962)




Unprotected
These boxers would have been disqualified at the Olympic Games, because protecting vests and head protectors are obligatory for amateur boxing events.
(NIGERIA - 2000)




Why not ?
An Olympiade is a four-year period between two Olympic Games. Why not simply use : The 18th Olympic Games of Montreal ?
(CANADA - 1976)




Not on the agenda
There was no kayak competition at the Olympic Games of Montreal.Kajak
(TOGO - 1976)




Not at the Games
A sword competition at the Olympic Games ?
(SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC - 1960)




Wrong place
The Olympic Games of 1996 were organized in Atlanta, not in Greece
(GREECE - 1990)




Not olympic
Polo with horses is not an Olympic sport
(IRAN - 1964)




Not olympic
Archery was not a competition at the Olympic Games in Rome
(IRAN - 1960)




Wrong colors
The colors for the Olympic rings are not correct at all.
(DJIBOUTI - 1987)