Stamps of China on the 2008 Beijing Olympics – Olympic Flame at Qomolangma – China 2008
The 2008 Summer Olympics or XXIX Olympics were held in Beijing China from 08 to 24 Aug 2008. A total of 10,942 athletes from 204 Nations participated in 28 Sports, 41 Disciplines and 302 events. President Hu Jintao of China inaugurated the Games. China topped the medals tally with 48 Gold Medals.
China issued a 1.20 Yuan stamp on 27 Apr 2007 to promote the Beijing Olympics Torch Relay. A special commemorative cover was issued on 08 May 2008 to coincide with Torch relay. The Olympics Flame was lit at Olympia on 24 Mar 2008 and it was called “Journey of Harmony”. It reached the Qomolangma (Tibetan for Mt Everest ) creating a record that Olympic Flame was lit at the highest point of the World.