Title: Games of the XXIX Olympiad  
Stamp Serial#
2633 
KPC#
C-2062 
Scott#
2287 ssm 
Date of Issue
08/08/2008 
Quantity
1,600,000 
Denomination
250 won 
Design
Temple of Heaven & Gymnastics 
Designer
Roh, Jung-hwa 
Image Area
36mm x 26mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
5 x 4 
Paper
White unwatermarked 
Printing process
and colors
Photogravure, six colors 
Print
Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation 
Description
The 29th Olympic Game will be held from August 8 to August 24, 2008 in Beijing, the capital and the center of China's history, political affairs and culture.

Beijing Olympic Games, under the slogan of "One World, One Dream," is conveying the message that despite different skin colors, languages and ethnicity, the entire world shares the allure and joy of the Olympic Games, pursuing mankind's ideal toward peace, and that all people belong to and share the same world as well as the same desires and dreams. As the third Olympic Game held in Asia after the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Game and the 1988 Seoul Olympic Game, this Beijing Olympic Game will see 10,500 athletes from 205 countries compete, in good faith and on their and their fatherland's honor, in 28 events such as swimming, field and track, soccer, gymnastics, table tennis, boat racing, and Taekwondo.

Wishing for a successful Beijing Olympic Game, a new stamp is issued. This new stamp features "gymnastics," one of the events held in the Olympic Game, "Temple of Heaven" -- a representative relic of Beijing -- an alter where the emperor performed ancestral rites to the heaven, and the Beijing Olympic's emblem, "Chinese seal, Dancing Beijing". The margins of the stamp sheet features Beijing Olympic's official mascots: Beibei, Jingjing, Huanhuan, Yingying, and Nini that embody Fish, Panda, Olympic Flame, Tibetan Antelope and Swallow, respectively.