Aug 5, 2008

Games of XXIX Olympaid-Beijing 2008 FDC from Sri Lanka

FDC Name:Games of the XXIX Olympiad-Beijing 2008.
Issue Date:23rd July 2008.
Details:A beautiful set of 4 stamps has issued by Srilanka post for the Olympic.These are
  • 5.00: Shooting (Pistol)
  • 15.00: Javelin (Women)
  • 40.00: Boxing
  • 45.00: Running (Women)

The 29th Olympic Games is to be held from 8th to 24th August at the Beijing, China. There will be 302 events for 28 games. It is expected to be participated approximately 10,500 sports people for these events from 203 countries.

"One World One Dream" is the theme of the Olympic Games this year. "Dancing Beijing Mark" is its official logo. Chinese believe that this logo represents them and their heritage.

Sri Lanka participated in the Olympic Games for the first time in 1948. It was held at London. Mr. Dankon White was the Silver Medalist fro 400m. hurdles there. Ms. Susanthika Jayasinghe was the Olympic Bronze Medalist fro 200m. Women's final at Sydney in 2000.

Ms. Susanthika Jayasinghe (200m. Women's short distance race), Ms. Nadeeka Lakmali (Javelin), Mr. Anuraddha Ratnayake (Boxing), Ms. Mayumi Raheem, Mr. Condred Lee (Swimming), Mr. E. M. Senanayaka (Shooting), Ms. thilini Jayasinghe (Badminton) and Mr. Chinthana Widanage (Weightlifting) will be participated in Olympic Games this time.

Remark:Excellent FDC with odd shape stamps of 4 sent by my friend from Sri Lanka by registered post and received today.many thanks to him.

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