Olympic Collectors’ rendezvous in Beijing
If you are passionate about sport and Olympism, if you are looking for a particular object, or if you are missing a piece from your collection, Beijing is the right place for you to be from 23 to 28 June 2007 with the 13th World Olympic Collectors’ Fair. Co-sponsored by the IOC, the Beijing Organising Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad (BOCOG), the Chinese Olympic Committee, the State Post Bureau, and Desheng Ltd., the fair will host one of the pioneers in the Olympic collectors’ world, the founder of the fair 12 years ago, Juan Antonio Samaranch, IOC Honorary President and Chairman of the Olympic Philately, Numismatics and Memorabilia Commission.
Collectors from all over world
This Fair will see Olympic collectors from all over the world bringing their treasures of stamps, coins, medals, torches and other memorabilia, which carry more than one hundred years history of the Olympic Movement, to Beijing to exchange with Chinese collectors and to show to Chinese people the greatness of the Olympic Collectors Family. Around 329 people have registered so far, including more than 200 Chinese collectors. Some 21 countries, including China, are being represented and more than 15 organisations will be present.
‘The Olympic Games and China’ exhibition
The Chinese Sport Stamps Collectors' Association (China Chapter of the FIPO – International Olympic Philately Federation) will hold a stamp exhibition to qualify the best exhibited for the 2008 Beijing Games. A large-scale exhibition entitled "The Olympic Games and China" will also be held during the Fair to display sport-themed Chinese artworks and the items reflecting China's participation in the Olympic Movement.