Title : The 27th Sydney Olympic Games
Stamp Serial#
2090 
KPC#
C-1601 
MICHEL#
2117 
StanGib#
2426 
Scott#
2033 
Date of Issue
09/15/2000 
Quantity
2,000,000 
Denomination
170 won 
Design
Taekwondo and the murals of the Koguryo Tomb of the Dancers 
Designer
Kim, So-jeong 
Image Area
23mm*33mm 
Perforation
°˘ 13 
Sheet Composition
4*5 
Paper
White unwatermarked
Print
Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation 
Description
The 27th Olympics will take place from September 15 to October 1, 2000 in Sydney, a dazzling Australian city built on one of the most spectacular harbors in the world.

With over 15,000 athletes and officials from 200-plus countries participating, the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games will have 28 official events, including swimming, athletics, tennis, football, judo, hockey. and archery. The Sydney 2000 Games also mark the introduction of taekwondo and the triathlon as new Olympic sports.

As befits the selected motto of the Green Games, in designing the Sydney Olympics all efforts have been focused on making the best use of nature by incorporating such features as an energy-conserving translucent roof, solar-powered air-conditioning, and natural ventilation. Other environmental features include the extensive use of recycled material and various measures taken to encourage use of public transport in order to reduce air pollution for the duration of the Olympic Games. Sydney’s strong commitment to the environment has been incorporated into an integrated approach to energy and water conservation, waste management, pollution prevention, as well as the protection of nature and the ecological system. Blessed by its natural setting and scenic beauty, Sydney is often cited as one of the world’s three most-enthralling harbor cities. This alluring city is also famous for being the habitat for many extraordinary and interesting indigenous species. As we hope for a successful hosting of the Sydney 2000 Olympics, we also trust our Korean team to represent our country well.

This stamp features the Olympic logo composed of boomerangs, with the sun and rocks colored in blue to symbolize the sea of the harbour, yellow to represent the beaches, and red to signify the Australian interior landscape, along with a scene of practicing taekwondo and the murals in the ruins of the Koguryo Tomb of the Dancers, situated in Chiban-hyun. China.