Monaco post issued a postage stamp to commemorate LONDON 2012 Olympic Games, the biggest sporting event in the world.
The 30th Olympic Games will take place in London from 27 July to 12 August 2012. The English capital will be the first to have hosted the modern Olympics three times, after 1908 and 1948. The stamp shows the logo of XXX Olympiad as well as the previous events of 1908 and 1948. After the Games, the Olympic Park will be converted into the largest urban park created in Europe for over 150 years.
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. Athletes from 204 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) are expected to participate.
Title: LONDON 2012 Olympic Games – Monaco
Date of Issue: 17 July 2012
Denominations: € 1.35