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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Hong Kong 2016 - Games of the XXXI Olympiad Rio 2016





COUNTRY: HONG KONG
ISSUE DATE: 5 August 2016
STAMP SIZE:38 x 38 mm 
STAMP DESIGN: Jason Chum





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). 

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The silhouettes of sportspeople printed with a hot foil stamping effect emphasise 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. 

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Stamp images and description thanks to Hongkong Post

Hongkong Post Stamps