Friday, September 5, 2008

China Stamp: 2008-22

China Stamps
Name: The Emblem & Mascot of The Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games
Number: 2008-22
Date of Issue: 06 September 2008
Value: 2 stamps/set

1.20 Yuan (2-1):
Paralympic Emblem
1.20 Yuan (2-2): Paralympic Mascot

The 2008 Summer Paralympic Games, the thirteenth Paralympics, will be held in Beijing, China from September 6 to September 17, 2008. Mainland China is expected to field the most athletes. As with the 2008 Summer Olympics, equestrian events will be held in Hong Kong and sailing events in Qingdao.

On June 26, 2005, The Beijing Olympic Committee announced that the slogan for the 2008 Olympics will be "One World, One Dream" (simplified Chinese: 同一个世界 同一个梦想; traditional Chinese: 同一個世界 同一個夢想). This will be the same slogan for the two events.

On August 24, 2008, Tang Xiaoquan, executive vice president of BOCOG, announced that over 4,200 athletes from 148 countries will take part. This will be the largest ever number of nations at the Paralympics (twelve more than in Athens), and several countries will therefore presumably be competing for the first time. More...

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