The Games of the XXIX Olympiad were a major multi-sport event that took place in Beijing, China from August 8 to August 24 2008.
Mauritius won its first Olympic medal ever (bronze medal), secured by Bruno Julie in the bantamweight boxing semifinals.
The China National Philatelic Corporation also released a booklet to mark this event. It portrays the Emblem of the Games 'Dancing Beijing'...
... and the mascots of the 2008 Summer Olympics: Beibei, Jingjing, Huanghuang, Yinyin, Nini.
The mascots illustrate the 4 most popular animals of China - the Fish, the Panda, the Tibetan Antilope, the Swallow - and the Olympic flame.