Sunday, August 10, 2008

China M/S: Olympic Sports

China Minisheet
Name: The Games of The XXIX Olympiad - Olympic Sports
Date of Issue: 08 August 2008
Value: 10 stamps/sheet

60 Fen:
80 Fen: Fencing
80 Fen: Sailing
3 Yuan: Gymnastics

1.20 Yuan: Diving
1.20 Yuan: Shooting
1.20 Yuan: Athletics
1.20 Yuan: Volleyball
1.20 Yuan: BMX
1.20 Yuan: Weightlifting

The program for the Beijing 2008 Games is quite similar to that of the Athens Games held in 2004. The 2008 Olympics will see the return of 28 sports, and will hold 302 events (165 men's events, 127 women's events, and 10 mixed events), one event more in total than in Athens.

Overall 9 new events will be held, which include 2 from the new cycling discipline of BMX. Women will compete in the 3000 m steeplechase for the first time. In addition, marathon swimming events for men and women, over the distance of 10 kilometres, will be added to the swimming discipline. Team events (men and women) in table tennis will replace the doubles events. In fencing, women's team foil and women's team sabre will replace men's team foil and women's team epee.

Comment: There stamps were issued in 2006 and 2007, but China Post combines these stamps in a big sheet and issued on 08 August 2008.

1 comment:

Idea said...

nice stamps , want to swap or sell it ? i'm from malaysia .

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