Friday, February 25, 2011

2008 Summer Paralympics in Liechtenstein

The 2008 Summer Paralympics, the thirteenth Paralympics took place in Beijing, China from September 6 to September 17, 2008.  Over 4200 athletes from 148 countries were expected to take part.  This was the largest ever number of nations at the Paralympics (12 more than in Athens), and several countries competed for the first time.

The Principality of Liechtenstein issued, in 2008, this stamp to mark this event.  It depicts a physically handicapped person on a wheelchair playing soccer.  Thank you Vural for sending this nice envelope, again from Vaduz.

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