19th April 2012
99 Days to go till the London 2012 Olympic Games
With just 99 days to go until the London 2012 Olympic Games commence, Isle of Man Stamps & Coins are getting excited especially as Lord Coe, Chairman of the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games, has autographed its ‘runners’ stamp.
Lord Seb Coe, the world-famous Great Britain middle-distance runner autographed a sheetlet of the superb £1 ‘runners’ 2012 Olympic Games stamp, designed by iconic fashion designer Sir Paul Smith.
Seb Coe, who headed the Olympic bid to bring the 2012 Summer Olympics to London, won the 1500m gold medal at the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games and successfully and mesmerisingly defended his title four years later at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games.
The ’runners’ stamp forms part of a set of stamps which features other Olympic sports including cycling, sailing, tennis, archery, swimming and rowing. Isle of Man Stamps and Coins was hugely honoured and thrilled that Sir Paul Smith agreed to design their London 2012 collection of stamps and is certain they will help to ensure the memory of the Games remains in the mind long after the last medal has been awarded. According to Sir Paul, he wanted to make the collection positive and colourful and with a strong graphic style of design - something he has certainly achieved with this iconic collection.
An event of the magnitude of the Games – the greatest show on Earth – attracts leading figures from different areas of expertise and the Isle of Man Post Office is delighted that Sir Paul Smith has clearly demonstrated his passion for sport in his collaboration on this collection.
Some Key dates to watch out for in 2012:
• 2nd June 2012- Olympic Torch to arrive on the Isle of Man.
• 27th July 2012 – Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
• 28th July 2012 – Olympic Men’s Cycling Road Race
• 12 August 2012 – Closing Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
• 29th August 2012 – Opening ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympics Games.
Please visit our website at www.iomstamps.com to find out more about the London 2012 Olympic Games Paul Smith collection of stamps and products To download high resolution images of the products please visit our Press page