India on XXX Olympiad, London

A Miniature Sheet consisting of 4 nos. of postage stamp on the 30th Olympic Games, London :

2770 London Olympics [India Miniature Sheet 2012]Issued by India

Issued on Jul 25, 2012

Issued for : Department of Posts is proud to be a part of this celebration of sports and humanity by commemorating London 2012 Olympic Games by issuing a set of four Commemorative Postage Stamps and a Souvenir Sheet.

Credits:
Stamp
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FDC & Souvenir Sheet : Kamleshwar Singh
Cancellation : Alka Sharma

Type : Miniature Sheet, Mint Condition

Colour : Multi Colour

Denomination : 2000, 500, 2000 & 500 Paise

Stamps Printed : 0.4 Million Each

Souvenir Sheet : 0.4 Million

Sheetlet : 0.02 million

Printing Process : Wet Offset

Printer : India Security Press, Nasik

About : 

  • Women’s Rowing events joined the Olympic programme at the Montreal Olympics, 1976. Rowing events are head-to-head races, ranging from Single Sculls to the Eight which is contested by teams of eight rowers with a cox. There are also lightweight events, where there are weight limits on the athletes in each boat. Rowing depends on a combination of strength and stamina. Technique and teamwork are vital to ensure getting the maximum speed and distance out of every stroke. A rower or team must time their race to perfection, ensuring that they have enough energy left for a fighting finish, if necessary.
  • Sailing – Sailing made its Olympic debut in Paris 1900 with both men’s and women’s competitions. With the exception of St. Louis 1904, the sport has appeared at every Olympic Games since. Sailing is both a technical and tactical sport. Athletes need to be masters of their boats, getting the most out of them in terms of speed and performance. They must also be able to adjust to changing conditions and race tactically to ensure the best position at each stage in the race.
  • Badminton – One of the most dynamic Olympic sports, Badminton made its full Olympic debut at Barcelona 1992. Badminton is a fast and dynamic sport. Players need to be incredibly fit and agile, have lightning quick reactions and excellent judgement. Doubles players must be in perfect harmony, working together as a team.
  • The Olympic Games celebrate the eternal quest for excellence and the capability of sportspersons from different nations, cultures and background to come together and compete fairly and honestly to promote peace and international harmony.
  • Text : Rashi Sharma (Based on the material downloaded from the Internet).

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