Date of Issue : 1 June 2012
Modern Olympic Games are a cultural event, the culmination of the Olympic movement that brings together sportsmen from all the five continents to a great sports festival that unites athletes from all over the world.
The 30th Olympic Summer Games will take place from July 27 until August 12 in London, the British capital and it will become the first city to host the Games for the third time. For the first time London was the scene of the Olympic Games in 1908 and then in 1948 after World War II.
There will be 10,500 athletes from 205 world countries taking part in this year’s Olympic Games with 21,000 media representatives to cover the events and 8.8. million tickets to be sold.
Date of Issue: 25 May 2012
Slovenia post issued Olympic stamps showing motifs of swimming, judo, sailing and basketball. The left and right margins depict the Olympic rings, the logo of London 2012 and stamps of the Olympic Committee of Slovenia.
Date of Issue: 21 March 2012
Cyprus post issued a set of four stamps to commemorate 30th Summer Olympic LONDON 2012.
“One day, when humanity knows how to successfully develop talent, every state/nation shall win its fair share of Olympic medals” - Baron Pierre de Coubertin
SPECIAL COVER RELEASED TODAY AT AGRA ON JAINISM
A special cover has been issued at Agra (U.P.) on 18th June 2012 on the occasion of 24 Jinalay Pratishtha Mahotsava, Jain Dadabadi, Agra. Shri Swetamber Murtipujak Kalikund Tirthoddharak Param Pujya Acharya Shri Rajendra Surishwar Maharaj was instrumental for the same.
A small function was organised today at Jain Dadabadi, Agra to release this cover. Mr. N. K. Janoo, D.P.O. Agra, Mr. Umesh Verma, Director Postal Services, Agra Circle, Mr. Jatan Mal Dhor, Member Philatelic Advisory Committee, Department of Post, Mr. Yogendra Kumar Jain, Member, Jainism Philately group etc. were the guests of this function.
- Sudhir Jain – Satna (MP)