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LONDON 2012 Olympic Games – France

French post issued a postage Stamp featuring a few sports: Tennis, Women Running and handball to commemorate LONDON 2012 Olympic Games. The bottom of the stamp evokes the city of London with a view of Big Ben.

The 2012 Summer Olympic Games, officially the Games of the XXX Olympiad, are scheduled to take place in London, England, United Kingdom from 27 July to 12 August 2012.

The Opening ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics will be held on 27 July 2012 and be called ‘The Isles of Wonder.’ Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle will be the artistic director for the opening ceremony and the music directors will be Rick Smith and Karl Hyde of the electronic music duo Underworld.

The games will be officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. A short film starring Daniel Craig as secret agent James Bond will be screened during the television coverage of the ceremony. Sir Paul McCartney has announced he will perform at the end of the ceremony.

Athletes from 204 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) are expected to participate. For the first time, women’s boxing is included in the programme, with 36 athletes competing in three different weight classes. There is a special dispensation to allow the various shooting events to go ahead, which would otherwise be illegal under UK gun law.

Title: LONDON 2012 Olympic Games – France
Date of Issue: 18 June 2012
Country: France
Denominations: € 0.89

Source: http://timbres.laposte.fr/

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