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Britain's Royal Mail to issue Olympic champ stamps
Enlarged images of Royal Mail's Welcome to the London 2012 Olympics stamps are displayed at Potters Fields, London on Monday July 23, 2012. The postal service says it will issue a stamp honoring every member of Team GB who wins a gold medal during the games. It is promising to have them on sale within 24 hours of the athlete's victory. AP Photo/David Parry.


LONDON (AP).- The Royal Mail is planning a tribute to Britain's Olympians that really sticks — a set of gold medal stamps.

The postal service says it will issue a stamp honoring every member of the British Olympic team who wins a gold medal during the games. It is promising to have them on sale within 24 hours of the athlete's victory.

The Royal Mail on Monday unveiled a separate series of Olympic stamps featuring athletes from four of the most popular events alongside London landmarks.

They show a cyclist, fencer, diver and runners beside the Tate Modern museum, Tower Bridge, the Olympic Stadium and the London Eye ferris wheel.

The stamps go on sale Friday, the opening day of the games. The Olympics run through Aug. 12.


Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.






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