China Post is to issue a set of two commemorative stamps entitled The Games of the XXXII Olympiad on July 23, 2021. The denomination of the stamps is 2.4 yuan, and 6.6 million sets are planned to be issued.
This set of two commemorative stamps depict table tennis mixed doubles and men's weightlifting respectively. The stamps show the wonderful moments of the athletes in the competitions, and artistically highlight the beauty of struggle and competition, as well as the beauty of speed and strength in sports. The design of “2021” in the background is presented with abstract geometry and embellished with cherry blossom patterns. Mingling reality and fantasy, the pictures are full of dynamism, and can bring out the hot atmosphere of the Games. This set of stamps are designed by Zhang Qiang and Hu Xi, and printed with offset printing technology by Henan Posts and Telecommunications Printing House Company Limited.
The Olympic Games are the world's largest comprehensive sports event hosted by the International Olympic Committee. On March 30, 2020, the International Olympic Committee, the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee, and the Japanese government jointly announced that the Games of the XXXII Olympiad in Tokyo would be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the rescheduled dates would be from July 23 to August 8, 2021.