The Olympic Games are held every four years, and it is the dream of many athletes to participate in this major international sports event. Committed to upholding the spirit of fair play, respect and friendship, the Olympic Games set a scene for athletes to compete in sport and promote fellowship, and encourage them to pursue excellence through persistent effort.
To commemorate the participation of Hong Kong, China in this major sports event, Hongkong Post issues a set of four stamps for this occasion. StampNews.com recommends these bright thematic stamps to all sport fans and devoted collectors.
This is the 31st edition since the first modern Olympic Games were held in Athens, Greece in 1896. To be held in South America for the first time in history, this Olympiad will be hosted in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for 17 days from 5 to 21 August 2016. A total of 206 countries and regions will compete for 306 medals in 28 sports.
This set of four stamps employs the yellow, green, blue and red of the five-ring Olympic symbol as background colours.
Three stamps portray the Olympic Games events in which the Hong Kong, China Delegation has won or participated, namely, Cycling and Athletics ($1.70), Table Tennis and Badminton ($2.90), and Windsurfing and Swimming ($3.70), while the remaining one depicts the two newly introduced sports of Rugby and Golf ($5).
The silhouettes of sportspeople printed with a hot foil stamping effect emphasize the speed and vitality of the sports. The emblem of the Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China is featured on every stamp, wishing Hong Kong athletes breakthrough results in this year's Olympic Games.