Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Czech Olympic Games FDC

Czech Republic FDC
Name: Beijing 2008 Olympic Games
Date of Issue: 18 June 2008

The XXIXth Summer Olympic Games will be held in China on August 8-24, 2008. Most competitions will be held directly at Beijing. Yachting competitions will be held in Qingdao, equestrian competitions in Hong Kong, football matches in Tianjin, Shanghai, Shenyang and Qinhuangdao. Ready for the winners are 302 sets of medals in 28 sports. New disciplines include, e.g. BMX bike discipline or the so-called swimming marathon. The postage stamp features the athletic discipline Discus Throw Women.

Comment: If I don't make the mistake, the prototype of the stamp and FDC's illustration is Věra Pospíšilová-Cechlová. I think she is not the most famous athlete in Czech Republic, Czech Post uses her figure because the Discus Throw is the symbol of the Olympic Games. Am I right?

Estonia 2008 Beijing Olympic Games Gold Medalist Autographed FDC
Estonia 2008 Beijing Olympic Games Silver Medalists Autographed Postal Stationery

2008 Beijing Olympic Games FDCs:
Algeria, Belarus, Canada, Czech Republic, Estonia, Estonia Sheetlet, Great Britain, Hong Kong, Hong Kong M/S, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Portugal M/S, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Slovakia, Sri Lanka, Turkey, Ukraine.

2008 Beijing Paralympic Games FDCs:
Czech Republic, Slovakia.

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