Jul 26, 2012

London Olympic Games 2012 Minitature sheet FDC from INDIA

FDC Name:London Olympic Games 2012
Issue Date:25th JULY'2012
In keeping with its tradition of issuing postage stamps on Olympics since 1968, India Post released a set of four commemorative postage stamps and a souvenir sheet in New Delhi today. The stamps are a stylized portrayal of sportsmen engaged in Volleyball, Rowing, Sailing and Badminton .

London 2012 Olympic Games begin on 27th July 2012 with the theme slogan ‘Inspire a Generation’. The Olympic Games celebrate the eternal quest for excellence, and the capability of sportspersons from different nations, cultures and background to come together and compete fairly and honestly to promote peace and harmony. 
The 2012 Summer Olympics Games, officially the Games of the XXX Olympiad, also known informally as London 2012, are scheduled to take place in London, United Kingdom, from 27 July'2012 (when the opening ceremony is held) until 12 August 2012. Over 10,000 athletes from 204 National Olympics Committees (NOCs) are expected to participate.

The Closing Ceremony celebrates the achievements of athletes at the London 2012 Olympic Games, and includes a Handover from one Host City to the next. In 2012, London will hand 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.

India Post has been commemorating national and international events by releasing commemorative and special postage stamps.Source-indiastampghar


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