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The Games of the XXXII Olympiad
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Stamp Title: The Games of the XXXII Olympiad
Serial Number: 2021-14
Piece in Set: 2
Denomination: 2.4 yuan
Date of Issue: 2021-07-23
Designer: Zhang Qiang, Hu Xi
Size of Stamp: 40×30 mm
Perforation: 13
Sheet Composition: 12 pieces(6 sets)
Printer: Henan Posts and Telecommunications Printing House Company Limited
Printing Technology: offset printing

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.

The Olympic Games, hosted every four years by the International Olympic Committee, are the biggest and the most influential sporting event in the world. 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.

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 set of stamps will be on sale for a period of six months at designated postal outlets nationwide and such channels as Online Mall of China Philately, China Post Mobile App, the official WeChat account of China Post Group, and the WeChat mini program China Post Mall, etc. To present more information about the stamps, China Post will release their digital contents through the WeChat mini program “Encyclopedia of China Philately and Stamps”, where viewers can learn more about the stamps via its AR function.

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