Portugal post issued a set of two postage stamps to commemorate Olympic Games LONDON 2012. The stamps features graphical view of fencing and athletics sports.
From July 27th to August 12th, the Olympic Games LONDON 2012 will be held in the British capital, which corresponds to the 30th Olympiad, calling the world’s attention for one month of spectacular global media agenda.
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.
These 30th Olympic Games LONDON 2012, has adopted the slogan of “Live as One” and the motto of “Inspire a Generation”.
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’.
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.
The Portuguese participation in this edition, featuring around eight dozens of athletes, is viewed with moderate optimism, as it is increasingly difficult to reach top positions, which are always random in sports.
After the Games, the Olympic Park will be converted into the largest urban park created in Europe for over 150 years.
At Closing of the 30th Olympic Games LONDON 2012, 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: Olympic Games LONDON 2012 – Portugal
Date of Issue: 19 June 2012
Denominations: I20g, N20g