Royal Mail will be issuing a Gold Medal stamp for every gold medal Team GB wins at London 2012. The stamps will be on sale the next day at over 500 Post Offices across the UK. It will be the first time Royal Mail has ever issued next day stamps.
The stamps will feature, wherever possible, photographs of the Team GB athlete or team in action from their gold medal winning final. This will be the first time any host country has used action shots for Gold Medal stamps and issued them immediately during the Games. Where this is not possible, the image will be of the athlete’s gold medal winning journey taken from a heat or from their gold medal award moment on the podium.
The stamps will also be available to buy from www.royalmail.com/goldmedalstamps and will be distributed three times to a further 4,700 Post Offices during the Games.