In preparation for the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics being held in London, Royal Mail in the UK is releasing thirty First Class postage stamps, each showcasing an Olympic or Paralympic sport. The first ten stamps, going on sale on October 22, feature illustrations by artists from a range of disciplines. Artists are designing images of another 20 sports for stamps that will go on sale in 2010 and 2012.
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