The “LOSV 2012 in London” stamp is to honour the extremely active Olympic Sports Association formed 20 years ago by amalgamation of the FLSV (Principality of Liechtenstein Sports Association), the LOK (Liechtenstein Olympic Committee) established in 1935 and the SLSH (Liechtenstein Sport Promotion Foundation).
As the umbrella organisation now bringing together 44 sports associations and 132 sports clubs in the State of Liechtenstein it supports these organizations with their approximately 15,200 members in their activities and development projects. Two very special high points for the LOSV which come round every four years are the Winter and Summer Olympic Games, for each of which Liechtenstein sportsmen and sportswomen are carefully selected and charged with worthily representing the colours of their homeland.
This will be the case this year too, when from 27th July to 12th August this festival of sport, which the whole world is eagerly awaiting, will be held in London and will provide as always breathtaking sporting highlights which will long endure in the spectators’ memory. For designing stamp series associated with the Olympic Games it has become a tradition for Philately Liechtenstein to seek artists living where the actual contests are being held.
For the London Olympics it has even been possible to find a Liechtensteiner: Marc Weymann comes from Vaduz and has lived and worked for some 7 years in London as a font developer and designer. He is responsible for the design of the stamps “Swimming” (face value CHF 1.00) and “Tennis” (face value CHF 1.40). These are two Olympic disciplines for which two young Liechtenstein sportswomen were selected in the winter of 2011: Stephanie Vogt in the Tennis and Julia Hassler in the Swimming (400 and 800 metres Freestyle). The duo is to be joined in London by the athlete Marcel Tschopp (Marathon).
Title: LONDON 2012 Olympic games
Date of Issue: 14 June 2012
Denominations: CHF 1.00, CHF 1.40