Thursday, July 3, 2008

Czech Paralympic Games FDC

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

Handicapped sportsmen in the Czech Republic are registered in sport clubs including more than 17,500 members. The best of them will participate in the XIIIth Summer Paralympic Games which will be held in Beijing on September 6-17, 2008. Paralympic games are the top competition for top sportsmen with different handicaps. The key philosophy behind the paralympic movement is that these world sportsmen have abilities and experience equal to their healthy counterparts and that like them, the handicapped ones have to undergo strict qualifications and selection to get into national teams. The First Paralympic Games were held in Rome in 1960, only several weeks after the XVIIth Olympic Games in Rome. They were attended by 400 athletes from 23 countries. The initial actors of the paralympiad were only wheelchair sportsmen. As the paralympic movement developed they were joined by sportsmen with other handicaps. The last paralympiad was held in Athens in 2004 where the Czech representatives won altogether 31 medals (16-8-7). The postage stamp features archery. The competitors, including blind archers, are divided into categories according to the degree and type of handicap.

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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