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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.


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