On 27 July, MaltaPost will issue a set of two stamps commemorating the 2012 London Olympic Games. The stamps, valued at €0.37 and €2.11, depict the 2012 Olympic Games logo and Wenlock, one of the Games’ mascots.The logo is a representation of the number 2012, with the Olympic Rings embedded within the zero. It was designed to have a flexible colour palate so as to enable corporate sponsors to integrate their own colours, but the standard hues are green, magenta, orange and blue. The logo will be used on MaltaPost’s €0.37 stamp.Meanwhile, one of the Games’ two Official Mascots is Wenlock and he will take up pole position on MaltaPost’s €2.11 stamp. The set ‘London 2012 Olympic Games’ was designed by Sean Cini and was issued as miniature sheet bearing two stamps with values of €0.37 and €2.11. The sheet measures 120mm x 80mm, the stamps measure 44mm x 31mm, and they have a perforation of 13.9 x 14.0 (comb.). The stamp has been offset with the watermark of the Maltese Cross and was printed by Printex Ltd.
2012 is a special year for Israeli Olympic sports as it marks the 60th anniversary of the Israeli Olympic delegation, which first participated in the 1952 games in Helsinki, the 40th anniversary of the murder of 11 Israeli Olympic athletes at the 1972 Games in Munich and the 20th anniversary of Israel’s first Olympic medals, won in Barcelona 1992. Issue Date: 26.06.2012 Designer: Moshe Pereg Printer: Cartor Security Printing, France Process: Offset Size: 30 mm x 40 mm
The Portuguese participation in 2012 Olympic games , featuring around eight dozens of athletes, is viewed with moderate optimism, as it is increasingly difficult to reach top positions, which are always random in sports, since the 204 National Olympic Committees competing prepare with diligence and invest considerable resources expecting a return in the self-esteem of the population. Issue Date: 19.06.2012 Designer: João Machado Printer: offset Colours: 4 Colours Size: 30,6 x 40 mm Values: N20g