India Post issued a set of four postage stamps to commemorate LONDON 2012 Olympic Games. The stamps features sportsmen engaged in Volleyball, Rowing, Sailing and Badminton.
The LONDON 2012 Olympic Games, officially the Games of the XXX Olympiad, are scheduled to take place in London, United Kingdom, from 27 July to 12 August 2012.
London will become the first city to officially host the modern Olympic Games three times, having previously done so in 1908 and in 1948. London was selected as the host city for the 2012 Olympics out of the nine cities that submitted bids by 15 July 2003.
Over the course of 19 days, thousands of athletes from around the globe will compete in 26 fields, in 39 different sports and in 34 separate venues. Over 10,000 athletes from 204 National Olympics Committees (NOCs) are expected to participate. London 2012 Olympic Games begin on 27th July 2012 with the theme slogan ‘Inspire a Generation’.
At Closing of the LONDON 2012 Olympic Games, it will be handed over to Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Olympic Games. The Closing Ceremony also features the extinguishing of the Olympic Flame, signalling the end of the Games.
Title: LONDON 2012 Olympic Games – India
Date of Issue: 25 July 2012
Denominations:2000p x 2, 500p x 2