General News

Royal Mail to issue Olympic stamps

2012-07-23 22:04
Enlarged images of Royal Mail's Welcome to the London 2012 Olympics stamps are displayed at Potters Fields, London. (David Parry, PA/AFP)

London - The Royal Mail is planning a tribute to Britain's Olympians that really sticks - a set of gold medal stamps.

The postal service says it will issue a stamp honouring every member of British Olympic team who wins a gold medal during the games. It is promising to have them on sale within 24 hours of the athlete's victory.

The Royal Mail on Monday unveiled a separate series of Olympic stamps featuring athletes from four of the most popular events alongside London landmarks.

They show a cyclist, a fencer, a diver and runners beside Tate Modern museum, Tower Bridge, the Olympic Stadium and the London Eye ferris wheel.

The stamps go on sale on Friday, the opening day of the games. The Olympics run through (to) 12 August.

Read more on:    royal mail  |  olympics 2012

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.