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London Olympics GB Stamps

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In an inspired move the Royal Mail decided to issue a commemorative stamp for each GB gold medal winner at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

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Great Britain Gold Medallists

 

Men's 10,000 Metres

Olympic Stamps London 2012 10,000

Mo Farah wins Gold in the London Olympic Games 10,000 metres, then again in the 5,000 metres.

Men's Long Jump

Olympic Stamps London 2012 Long Jump

Greg Rutherford – Gold in the Olympic Men's Long Jump

Shooting: Men's Double Trap

 Olympic Stamps London 2012 Shooting

Peter Wilson, Golden hotshot wins in the double trap shooting at the Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich.

The Royal Mail will also paint a red post box in the rowers' home town gold in honour of the occasion.

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Heptathlon: Jessica Ennis

Olympic Stamps London 2012 Pentathlon

One of the greatest ever performances from Gold medal winner, Jessica Ennis of Team GB. A monumental result. Superb.

Men's Tennis Singles

Olympic Stamps London 2012 Rowing Womens

Olympics 2012: Andy Murray wins Tennis Gold medal.

Cycling: Bradley Wiggins

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Olympic Stamps London 2012 Bradley Wiggins

See more British gold medallists in sitting Olympic events.

London 2012 Stamp Olympics boxing: Anthony Joshua
Wins super-heavyweight Gold.

Olympic Stamps London 2012 Anthony Joshua

The judges scored the fight 18-18 with Joshua winning on count back.

Joshua's rise is an extraordinary tale report Will and Guy; he has been boxing for four years, and only took up the sport after being dragged to a gym by his cousin.

Boxing Women's Fly Weight

Great Britain's Nicola Adams became the first female boxer to win an Olympic gold medal, outclassing Chinese great Ren Cancan in the flyweight final.

Olympic Stamps London 2012 Nicola Women's Gold

Nicola Adams, 29, was beaten by Cancan in the finals of the 2010 and 2012 World Championships but the result was never in doubt this time around.

Interestingly, say Will and Guy, women's boxing pioneer Barbara Buttrick, a professional world champion in the 1950s, was in the audience and said she was proud of the achievements of fellow Yorkshire woman Adams. She mentioned, 'When I was around, I would never have dreamed women boxers would ever get into the Olympics. But now they've got that credibility and that will bring a lot more girls into it because they'll feel more comfortable going into a gym.'

Olympics Boxing: Luke Campbell

Olympic Stamps London 2012 Boxing

Luke, of Team GBNI, defeats John Joe Nevin for Gold in the bantamweight final.

Taekwondo: Jade Jones

Olympic Stamps London 2012 Boxing

Jade Jones claimed Britain's first Olympic taekwondo gold medal. The 19-year-old beat Yuzhuo Hou 6-4 to take the women's - 57kg title and avenge the Chinese fighter's sudden-death win at the 2011 World Championships.

Alistair Brownlee: Triathlon

Olympic Stamps London 2012 Triathlon

Alistair Brownlee wins the Olympic Triathlon Gold for Team GB. The Yorkshire "iron man" led home Javier Sanchez of Spain and His younger brother, Jonathan.

London Games 2012 - Olympic Stamps

The set includes two first class stamps and two priced at £1.28 - the cost of airmail postage.

Olympic Stamps London 2012

London 2012 Olympic Stamps London 2012
The British Royal Mail has released stamps to commemorate the London 2012 Olympic Games.  Selected from the many events are a cyclist, a fencer, a diver and runners, alongside London landmarks Tate Modern, Tower Bridge, the Olympic Stadium and the London Eye.

Olympic 2012 Diving Stamp

Olympic Stamps London 2012

Boris Johnson, said: "Even fleet-footed Hermes himself would hang up his winged sandals and send his letters through Royal Mail if he saw the quality of these beautiful Olympic-themed stamps".

"It's fantastic that some of London's most iconic landmarks are now set to grace the doormats of millions of homes and businesses, helping to seal our city's status as a world-class destination.", said Boris, Mayor of London.  

 

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