Centenary of the International Olympic Committee (1994)





 Issue Name:

Centenary of the International Olympic Committee

 Thai Issue Name:

100 ปี การก่อตั้งคณะกรรมการโอลิมปิคระหว่างประเทศ

 Issue Date:



To mark the 100th Anniversary of the International Olympic Committee

 Catalogue Number:



2 Baht, 3 Baht , 5 Baht, 6 Baht, 9 Baht

 Unused Value:

5 Baht, 6 Baht, 8 Baht, 9 Baht, 12 Baht

 Complete Set: 

40 Baht (unused), 30 Baht (used)

 Thailex Collection:

Unused set


27 x 45 mm

 Quantity of Stamps:

2,500,000 pieces for designs 1 and 2,000,000 pieces for designs 2 to 5


Leigh-Mardon PTY., Ltd., Australia


The five interlocking Olympic rings in blue, black, red, yellow, and green on a white background, underneath the silhouettes of an athlete in ancient Greece, which itself is taken from the black-figure depiction on a Panathenaic amphora (fig.), i.e. a large ceramic vessel that contained the olive oil given as prize in the Panathenaic Games, which were held every four years in Athens in Ancient Greece, between 566 BC and the 3rd Century AD, and which depicts black-figured runners of a foot race against a tawny background. The five interlocking rings signify the five continents that are joined together in sports, whilst the colours are a reference to the colours that appeared on all the national flags that competed in the first modern Olympic Games at its reintroduction in 1896 AD. In addition, on the right, each stamp has one individual ring of the emblem, enlarged and each in a different colour, and with a different black-and-white depiction of a modern sport or discipline at its centre, namely: 1. the blue circle with football players; 2. the black circle with a runner; 3. the red circle with a swimmer; 4. the yellow circle with a weight lifter; and 5. the green circle with amateur boxers.

 Related Link:

Thailand's First Olympic Gold Medal, Centenary of the Modern Olympic Games, FIFA World Cup in Russia (2018)