Friday, September 18, 2009

Commemoration of Beijing's Successful Bid for Hosting 2008 Olympic Games

Name of  Issue    :    Commemorative issue for successive bid for Beijing as Host City for Olympics 2008

Values in set        :    1

Denomination      :   80 fen

Date of issue       :   14th July 2001

Designer             :   Wang Huming

Size of stamps    :   40*30 mm

Size of tab         :   20*30 mm

Perforation        :  13

process            :    Gravure

Printer             :    Beijing Postage Stamp Printing House

                   Beijing was elected as the host city on July 13, 2001, during the 112th IOC Session in Moscow, defeating Toronto, Paris, Istanbul, and Osaka. Prior to the session, five other cities (Bangkok, Cairo, Havana, Kuala Lumpur, and Seville) submitted bids to the IOC but failed to make the short list chosen by the IOC Executive Committee in 2000. After the first round of voting, Beijing held a significant lead over the other four candidates. Osaka received only six votes and was eliminated. In the second round, Beijing was supported by an absolute majority of voters, eliminating the need for subsequent rounds.

              Similar to this other two Chinese territories  Macao and Hong Kong also issued the same stamp as above with different tabs..Expect those soon....


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