The Winter Olympics, which is also called the White Olympics, were first held as a separate competition in 1924 at ChamonixMontBlanc, France. At this time, many colorful stamps are published to mark the great games. The first stamp marking the opening of the White Olympics was issued (发行) on January 25, 1932 in the United States to celebrate the third White Olympics.① From then on, issuing stamps during the White Olympics became a tradition.
To observe the fourth Winter Olympic Games,② a group of stamps were published in Germany in November, 1935. The five rings of the Olympics were printed on the front of the sportswear. It was the first time that the symbol (象征) appeared on stamps of the Winter Olympics.
In the 1950s, the stamps of this kind became more colorful. When the Winter Olympics came, the host countries as well as the nonhost countries published stamps to mark those games.
China also published four stamps in February, 1980, when the Chinese sportsmen began to march into the area of the White Olympics.
Japan is the only country in Asia that has ever held the White Olympics. Altogether 14,500 million stamps were sold to raise funds(经费) for this sports meet.
Different kinds of sports were printed on these small stamps. People can enjoy the beauty of the wonderful movements of some athletics.
1. People have published stamps marking the Winter Olympics____ .
A. since the first White Olympics in 1932
B. when the first Olympics games started
C. since the third Winter Olympics in 1932
D. on the same day of the third Olympics
2. From the passage we can see that____ .
A. the Chinese sportsmen began to take part in the Winter Olympics in 1980
B. it was in 1980 that the Chinese began to publish stamps
C. the Chinese began to take part in the Olympics games in the 1980s
D. China held the Winter Olympics in 1980
3. Which of the following statements is NOT true?
A. The third Winter Olympics opened on January 25, 1932.
B. Publishing stamps is a way of raising money for the sports meet.
C. In Asia only Japan held the Winter Olympics.
D. In the 1950s all the countries published stamps to mark the games.
① The first stamp marking the opening of the White Olympics was issued on January 25, 1932 in the United States to celebrate the third White Olympics.