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05 June 2012
13/2012
Commemorative Issue

Olympic Games - The Road to London

Australia
Australian athletes have competed in all Olympic Games of the modern era. Our first Olympian was Edwin Flack, who won two gold medals and one bronze at the first modern Olympiad in Athens in 1896. Australia is one of the world’s top sporting nations: in the last three Olympic Games Australia’s aggregate medal tally has ranked us among the top six. Historically most medals won by Australian athletes have been in the sports of Swimming, Athletics, Cycling and Rowing.

The Games of the XXX Olympiad will be held in London, England, from 27 July to 12 August 2012.

The competition schedule for the London Olympic Games includes 26 different summer sports with a total of 38 disciplines (a branch of an Olympic sport comprising one or more events). Approximately 10,500 athletes are expected to participate in the Games, including an Australian team of about 400. The motto for the London Olympic Games is Live as one.

AOC Team  

AOC Team

Technical Information

Issue date: 5 June 2012
FDI withdrawal date: 4 July 2012
Denomination: 1 x 60c
Stamp design: Jonathan Chong
Product design: Sonia Young, Australia Post Design Studio
Printer: RA Printing
Paper (s/a): Tullis Russell (B90 s/a)
Printing process: Lithography
Stamp (sheetlet) size: 26mm x 37.5mm (156mm x 101mm)
Perforations: 14.6 x 13.86
Sheet layout: Module of 10 no design
National postmark: Westminster, WA 6061
copyright notice: This material has been reproduced with permission of the Australian Postal Corporation. The original work is held in the National Philatelic Collection.
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