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Games of the XXIX Olympics – United Nations

Date of Issue: 08/08/2008
Denomination: 42¢, 94¢, F.s. 1,00, F.s. 1,80, € 0,65, € 1,30
On 8 August 2008, the United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA) will issue a set of six commemorative stamps in mini-sheet format on the theme “Sport for Peace”. The stamp issue coincides with the OLYMPIC EXPO BEIJING 2008 which is being held in Beijing, China from 8 to 18 August in conjunction with the Games of the XXIX Olympics. Three souvenir sheets and a Beijing Personalized stamp sheet will also be released on the same day.

According to the Olympic Charter, established by Pierre de Coubertin, the goal of the Olympic Movement is to contribute to building a peaceful and better world by educating youth through sport practised without discrimination of any kind and in the Olympic spirit, which requires mutual understanding with a spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play.

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