The Successful Olympic Bid

With a total of 204000 visitors on the opening day, the Shanghai World Expo Park was flooded by huge crowds. Visitors to the park have started queuing up early in the morning for safety checks before entering. Visiting the Shanghai World Expo Park was similar to a tour around the globe. The 2010 Shanghai World Expo has high expectations to meet, after the success of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

The latest addition to my Olympic collection is a first day cover from Macau. Dated 14 July 2001, this cover is released to commemorate the success of China’s bid to host the 2008 Summer Olympics. The results were announced by the International Olympic Committee on 13 July 2001. The 1 ptc stamp features the logo of the bid for the 2008 Summer Olympics by Beijing.