Nov 19, 2010

China FDC on "Commemorating the Opening of the 16th Asian Games"

First Day Cover
Sobrescrito de 1.º Dia


Commemorating the Opening of the 16th Asian Games

Date of Issue : 12 November 2010

(1st FDC from Top)
6-1 : Badminton
6-2 : Wushu
During the Guangzhou Asian Games, badminton and Wushu competitions were held at Tianhe Gymnasium and Nansha Gymnasium, respectively.

(2nd FDC from Top)
6-3 : Athletics
6-4 : Equestrian
During the Guangzhou Asian Games, the events of athletics and equestrian took place at the Guangdong Olympic Sports Center Stadium and Guangzhou Equestrian Venue, respectively.

(3rd FDC from Top)
6-5 : Dragon Boat
6-6 : Weiqi (the Go)
During the Guangzhou Asian Games, dragon boat races and Weiqi games were held at Zengcheng Dragon Boat Lake and Guangzhou Chess Institute, respectively

The 16th Asian Games kicked off on 12 November 2010, in Guangzhou, capital of southern China's Guangdong Province. A total of 476 events in 42 sports were set for athletes from around Asia.

Hong Kong also participate in the Guangzhou Asian Games. As of 22 Nov, Hong Kong has already got 8 gold medals.

The design of this stamp set is cute. And, this time, the postage franking at the bottom left of the FDCs shows a rather interesting date and time combination : "2010.11.12.13".

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