Title:  Games of the XXX Olympiad London 2012 Commemorative stamps
 
 
 
Stamp Serial#
2874- 2875
KPC#
C-2280-
C-2281 
Scott#
2387a-b 
Date of Issue
07-27-2012 
Quantity
650,000 ea.
Denomination
270 won  
Design
Swimming,
Archery 
Designer
Kim, So-jeong  
Image Area
26mm x 36mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
5 x 4 
Paper
White unwatermarked 
Printing process
and colors
Photogravure, six colors 
Print
Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation 
Description
The Games of the 30th Olympiad are scheduled to be held in London for 17 days from July 27 to August 12, 2012. Having hosted the Olympic Games in 1908 and 1948, London has become the first city in history to hold the Olympic Games three times.

In these London Olympic Games, which has adopted the slogan of "Live as One" and the motto of "Inspire a Generation," 15,000 athletes from around the world will compete in 26 events. Baseball and softball will be removed from the list of official Olympic events from these London Olympic Games, with the women's section being added to the boxing event for the first time in Olympic history. Korea will dispatch 370 athletes who will compete in about 23 events.

This London Olympic Games have embraced the wonderful dream of holding an environment-friendly Olympics by minimizing carbon emission from the construction of the Olympic park and stadiums, minimizing the creation of waste from construction works, and making maximum use of ecological resources.

The 1948 London Olympic Games was meaningful in the sense that it was the first Olympic Games in which Korean players participated while wearing the name tag of "Korean Players." In wishing Korean players to fully realize their potential in this meaningful event in the city of London, two commemorative stamps featuring swimming and archery are issued. On the stamp sheet appears both the London Olympic emblem and London Olympic mascot "Wenlock" that represents Taekwondo, weightlifting, soccer and various other events.