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Diving competition in open water !
Diving in open water with a yacht in the background (the diver is positioned on a diving board, and not on a starting block!) is certainly not conform to the Olympic Games standards !
(MONACO - 1948)




Painful dive
This woman is much too close to the water surface, this dive will end very painfully.
(ICELAND - 1955)




Missing cap
In waterpolo, the players always wear a head cap, to show clearly which team they belong to.
(HUNGARY - 1958)




Rudderless sailboat
Sailboat without helm and rudder.
(PAPUA NEW GUINEA - 1969)




Women waterpolo
A waterpolo competition for women was certainly not organised at the Olympic games of Los Angeles in 1984.
(NICARAGUA - 1984)




Wrong position
Too close to the end for a running jump, too far for a standing jump.
(RUSSIA - )




Strange swimmer
All swimmers are crawling, except one who is butterfly stroking.
(NIGERIA - )




Against the rules
A wind-surfer in swimming suit is against the rules : life jackets are obligatory during a contest.
(CHINA - 1983)




Wrong caps.
In waterpolo, the teams always wear black or white caps, the goalkeepers a red one.
(GERMAN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC - 1968)




Accident
This dive from the wrong side of the springboard will not end up in water but on the hard ground
(EQUATORIAL GUINEA - 1972)




Missing blocs
Swimcompetition without starting blocs.
(IVORY COAST - 1961)




Too high
The highest level in diving is 10 meter, the diver here seems a least 30m above the water surface.
(FUJEIRA - 1972)




Strange competition
Swimmers without cap : one of them is already swimming while the other one is still waiting to start
(CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC - 1964)




Wrong position
The riggers holding the oars should be above water level.
(CZECHOSLOVAKIA - 1959)




Clean or not ?
Is is obvious that this swimmer has to urgently perform a doping test.
(CYPRUS - 1996)




Wrong colour
The red cap with number 1 is reserved for the goalkeeper.
(ITALY - 1994)




Missing riggers
Missing riggers to fix the oars.
(GREECE - 1983)




Strange
This canoetist is making a very strange paddle-action.
(GERMAN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC - 1966)




Strange position
The paddles seem to be hold behind the neck.
(GERMAN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC - 1966)




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




Wrong team
This stamp illustrates a rowing event not, as might be expected, with the rowing four which had won a gold medal for the Federal Republic at Munich, but with the rowing four of the D.D.R.
(GERMANY - 1976)




Wrong direction
The swimmers are crossing the lanes instead of following them.
(INDONESIA - 1988)




Strange
Head is too small comparing to the body. And a strange competition, without boat and competing with a swan.
(YUGOSLAVIA - 1956)




Wrong number
An Olympic rowing competition with three rowers does not exist.
(FUJEIRA - 1972)




Two errors
No starting blocs and wrong starting position.
(LIBERIA - )




Too big
The rower is much too big for the boat.
(POLAND - 1955)




Impossible position
Impossible position of this rowers.
(RUSSIA - 1968)




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




Wrong design
Wrong rigger design
(YEMEN - 1980)




Not enough space
This sculller is unable to stretch his legs!
(YUGOSLAVIA - 1966)




Not a the Olympic Games
In the women 8 rowing competition at the Olympic Games in Sydney, each rower has only one oar (4 at each side of the boat).
(NIGER - 2000)




Strange
With full sails and no visible crew, so cloge to the border, is at least unusual.
(FRANCE - )




Much too late
Why is this swimster still waiting, as all the others have already leaved their starting blocks ?
(CZECHOSLOVAKIA - 1954)




Missed start
The swimmer in the front lane has obviously missed her start, and is falling directly in the water.
(MALAGASY - 1980)




Too far
There is no reason why the feet are not close to the edge of the starting block.
(BULGARIA - 1964)




Mixed
Different rowcompetitions in one race
(ALGERIA - 2012)




Missing paddles
The rowing ^paddles at the right side should have been visible.
(ITALY - 2008)




Too high
The highest platform for diving at the Olympic Games is 10 meter. The way the stamp was designed, it seems at least 50 meter.
(LESOTHO - 1988)




Strange start
Strange way to start a cometition for a well trained swimmer.
(GREECE - 1989)




Different styles
Two different row styles in the same competition
(IVORY COAST - 1968)




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




Strange number
There is really no reason to put a number on the ball !
(NICARAGUA - 1888)




Too close
This diver is much too close to the water surface, this dive will end very painfully.
(ROMANIA - 1945)




Still dry
Despite this swimmer does not wear a cap, his hair is still dry.
(KAMPUCHEA - 1983)




Missing rower
Olympic competitions with three rowers do not exist.
(JERSEY - 1996)