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03 January 2011
1/2011
Commemorative Issue

Norwegian Confederation of Sports 150th anniversary

Norway
In 1861 a group of Norwegian men founded a Central Society for the Promotion of Physical Exercise and Weapon Use. The initiators included cabinet ministers, MPs, professors, officers and prominent business men and craftsmen who were in reality probably motivated by military and political concerns.

At that time Norway was in a union with Sweden and not permitted to have its own army. The promotion of marksmanship was thus the Society

`Sports enjoyment`, photomontage featuring Norwegian sports  

`Sports enjoyment`, photomontage featuring Norwegian sports

Technical Information

NK: 1776
Date of issue: 3 January 2010
Value and subject: Kr 14,00:
copyright notice: The source of the text and the images is Norway Post.
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