A three-stamp set commemorating the Beijing Olympics is being issued by the Philatelic Bureau of MaltaPost on Friday, 7th March. The stamps, which have been designed by Darren Duncan, have face values respectively of Euro 0.05 / Lm0.02c, Euro 0.12 / Lm0.05c and Euro 1.57 / Lm0.67c.
Sixteen days of intense competition will follow the grand opening of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on 8th August, as 10,700 elite athletes from around the world compete for the 302 gold medals on offer in 28 different sports. The events will be held in a total of 37 venues, of which 31 are competition venues in Beijing. One World One Dream has been selected as the slogan for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, reflecting the essence and the universal values of the Olympic spirit: Unity, Friendship, Progress, Harmony, Participation and Dream. It expresses the common wishes of people everywhere, inspired by the Olympic ideals, to strive for a bright future for mankind. 'TEAM Malta" members at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games are expected to participate in athletics, judo, shooting and swimming. The Games, ending on 24th August, will be followed by the XIII Paralympic Games to be held at the same Olympic venues, between the 6th and 17th September.