Stamps on 2008 Beijing Olympics –Liechtenstein 2008
The 2008 Summer Olympics or XXIX Olympics were held in Beijing China from 08 to 24 Aug 2008. Liechtenstein issued two stamps on 02 Jun 2008 to commemorate the Olympics. 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.
FUWA- Mascot of 2008 Olympic Games – FUWA or “Good Luck Dolls” or Dolls of Blessings or Friendlies were the Mascots of 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. There are Five Fuwas
Beibei – Female – Representing Europe – Fish and Lotus
Jingjing- Male Representing Africa – Giant Panda
Huanhuan – Male- Representing America – Olympic Flame
Yingying – Male -Representing Asia – Tibetan Antelope
Nini- Female -Representing Oceania- Swift Beijing’s sand Martin Kite
Together their names form the sentence meaning “Beijing Welcomes You”
A FDC is listed with Fuwa featuring on the Stamp
85ct – Fuwa and Martial Arts 1 Fr – Fuwa and Football.