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Hongkong Post celebrates city’s Olympic success with special stamp collection


Hong Kong’s post office is celebrating the city’s success at the Tokyo Olympics with a colorful stamp series.

The five stamps in the series each feature a sport that Hong Kong athletes won medals in, among them fencing, swimming, table tennis, karate and cycling.

Advanced orders for the stamp series have begun online, and the sheets will be issued on Oct. 28. Customers can also purchase the stamps at post offices.

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Hong Kong took home a historical haul of six medals at the recent Olympics, stunning the city and prompting officials to announce further investment in nurturing local sporting talent. Prior to the Tokyo Games, Hong Kong had only racked up three medals since it began fielding athletes to the sporting event in 1952.

The city won five medals at the Paralympics, including two silvers in boccia and badminton and three bronze medals in table tennis, boccia and badminton.

Hongkong Post said on social media that a set of stamps celebrating the Paralympics athletes’ success is also in the works.

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