Soccer

Soccer

In 1900 – the first year that soccer appeared on the Olympics Roster – there were only two teams vying for the soccer championship… France and England. Thus, with a single victory, England became the world’s first Olympics Soccer Champion. Again in 1904, only two teams played and this time, Canada scored a victory over the United States. It wasn’t until 1908 that more teams participated and gave soccer a lasting place in Olympic sports. Since that time, the competition has gained in status and popularity. In fact, today, this exciting sport of quick movement and team effort is one of the leading sports in most of the world… and one that is enjoyed by millions of fans and many outstanding athletes. Soccer is truly a sport that offers constant excitement … as agile players leap in the air… skid and dart about the field with the ball, using heads, legs, feet, or any other body parts – except the arms or hands… boost the ball down the field… and send it speeding past the goalie and into the net for a score. It is a game of dedication and fast action that thrills fans of all ages and nationalities. From its meager showing of just two teams in early competition , Olympics Soccer has grown. To honor the popular Olympics sport of Soccer, the United States Postal Service issued the stamp that is affixed to this Cover.

All Soccer…

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