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30th summer Olympic Games London 2012 - Slovenia

30th summer Olympic Games London 2012 – Slovenia

Slovenia post issued Olympic Games London 2012 stamps showing motifs of swimming, judo, sailing and basketball.

The left and right margins depict the Olympic rings, the logo of London 2012 and stamps of the Olympic Committee of Slovenia.

From 27 July to 12 August 2012, the British capital London will host more than 10,000 competitors from over 200 countries.

For comparison, at the first Olympic Games of the modern era, in 1896 in Athens, the competition involved 300 sportsmen from 13 countries.

The UK is now the only country to host the summer Olympics three times.

Olympic Games London 2012 – Slovenia

On 15 July, 12 days before the start of the games, it will be 100 years since Rudolf Cvetko won his first medal at the fifth summer Olympics in Stockholm.

The silver medal was placed around his neck by Swedish Crown Prince Gustav Adolf.

From 1912 to the present day, a total of 351 Slovenes have taken part in the summer Olympics (and since 1924 a total of 301 at the winter Olympics).

Out of the total 652 Slovene Olympians, 51 have won 69 medals.

The record-holder in terms of medals won is the legend of Slovene and world Olympic sports, gymnast Leon Štukelj, who won six medals between 1924 and 1936.

Slovene sports men and women have earned independent Slovenia 21 medals (4 gold, 6 silver and 11 bronze).

Some 86 Slovene sports men and women are expected to compete at the 30th summer games, and the exact number will be known by 3 July 2012.

Title: 30th summer Olympic Games London 2012
Date of Issue: 25 May 2012
Country: Slovenia
Denominations: EUR 0.77 and 0.92

Source: Slovenia post

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