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XXX Olympiad LONDON 2012 opening Ceremony

XXX Olympiad LONDON 2012 opening Ceremony

British post on the event of the XXX Olympiad Games LONDON 2012 opening Ceremony issued a Miniature Sheet which features stamps showing athletes mirroring London landmarks.

The stamps shows 1st class: Fencing & the Tower of London; Athletics and the Olympic Stadium and £1.28 Cycling and the London Eye; Diving and the Tate Modern building.

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

The London 2012 opening ceremony will be held on 27 July 2012 and is called “Isles of Wonder”.  The Games will be officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II, who will be accompanied by Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

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’.

After the Games, the Olympic Park will be converted into the largest urban park created in Europe for over 150 years and the Olympic games will be handed over to Brazil.

Title: XXX Olympiad LONDON 2012 opening Ceremony
Date of Issue: 27 July 2012
Country: Great Britain
Denominations: 1st class x 2, £1.28 x 2

Source: http://www.royalmail.com/stamps

One comment

  1. Starting with the 2012 logo of the London Olympics, I confirm the view that these are the worst stamps of any international event, give or take 3-4 countries. Esthetically poor, visually low, staid subjects and unappealing,they are a flop even as the Games were a grand affair.

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