Taiwan Post Office to offer Universiade-themed products and services

Best paw forward for Bravo Bear on new Universiade stamps

Taiwan athletes excel in the sports depicted on 2017 Taipei Universiade stamps

TAIPEI, (Taiwan News)-- On Tuesday, Chunghwa Post Co., Taiwan's official postal service,announced it will provide a wide range of products and services based on the Taipei 2017 Summer Universiade which runs from Aug. 19-30.

The company will issue commemorative stamps on Aug. 16, which feature the event mascot, Bravo Bear, taking part in various sports in which Taiwanese athletes excel.The sports represented on the stamps include basketball, baseball, table tennis, volleyball, weightlifting and taekwondo.

Stamps include an eight-stamp set -- four with NT$5 (US$0.16) postage and four with NT$15 -- as well as a miniature sheet featuring a NT$25 stamp..A unique feature of the stamps is that they come in the shape of parallelogram, with a tiny torch hidden in the perforation.Universiade-themed parcel boxes went on sale on Aug. 4 and have been well-received by the public.

There will also be a temporary post office at the Taipei Arena, where many of the events take place. The Taipei Arena post office will be available for 2 days, on the opening day and the last day of the competition.

Members of the public can also visit local post offices and ask to have objects stamped with the official logo of the Universiade free of charge from Aug. 16..

The 2017 Summer Universiade is the biggest international sports event for university athletes, with over 7,600 athletes from 131 countries competing in 21 sports.