|BC228||London Wins 2012 Olympic Bid, unsigned||£25.00||Limited Availability|
|BC228S4||London Wins 2012 Olympic Bid, signed by Lord Colin Moynihan||£35.00||Buy Now|
|BC228S5||London Wins 2012 Olympic Bid, signed by David Hemery MBE||£35.00||Buy Now|
|BC228S8||London Wins 2012 Olympic Bid Miniature Sheet Cover, signed by Barry McGuigan MBE||£35.00||Buy Now|
|BC228AS2||London Wins 2012 Olympic Bid (with 3d stamp), signed by Sally Gunnell MBE||£40.00||Buy Now|
|BC228AS4||London Wins 2012 Olympic Bid (with 1 shilling stamp), signed by Sally Gunnell MBE||£40.00||Buy Now|
|BC228S||London Wins 2012 Olympic Bid, signed by Sir Steven Redgrave||£40.00||Limited Availability|
|BC228S7||London Wins 2012 Olympic Bid, signed by Sir Christopher Chataway||£40.00||Buy Now|
|BC228B4S||London Wins 2012 Olympic Bid (with 6d stamp), signed by Sir Stephen Redgrave CBE MBE||£50.00||Limited Availability|
|BC228S2||London Wins 2012 Olympic Bid, signed by Dame Kelly Holmes||£50.00||Buy Now|
|BC228B1S||London Wins 2012 Olympic Bid, signed by Rebecca Adlington and Anita Lonsbrough||£60.00||Buy Now|
Issue Date: 05/08/2005
Issue Name: London Wins 2012 Olympic Bid Miniature Sheet Cover
Producer: Buckingham Covers
A triumph really worth celebrating. To mark London's successful bid to host the Olympic Games in 2012, Royal Mail fast tracked this special miniature sheet. It was a very late-notice addition to the stamp calender! Each one holds a GENUINE 1948 Olympics stamp. Every city to have hosted the modern Olympics is listed, by year, in gold blocking and it is available signed by Dame Kelly Holmes DBE, Lord Colin Moyhiham, David Hemery MBE, Sir Christopher Chataway, Sally Gunnell MBE, Sir Steven Redgrave CBE MBE, Barry McGuigan MBE, or double signed by Anita Lonsbrough MBE and Rebecca Adlington OBE.
The Olympic Games
There were originally 9 cities bidding to host the 2012 Olympics before the International Olympic Committee, as a result of a scored technical evaluation, reduced the number of cities to five: London, Madrid, Moscow, New York City and Paris. Throughout the process, Paris, after trying for thre times, was widely seen as the favourite to win the nomination with London a close second.
On 6th July 2005, the final selection was announced at the Raffles City Convention in Singapore, where the 117th IOC Session was held. Moscow was the first city to be elimated, followed by New York and Madrid. The final two cities left in contention were London and Paris. At the end of the fourth round of voting, London won the right to host the 2012 Games with 54 votes, defeating Paris's 50.
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Dame Kelly Holmes, DBE is a retired British middle distance athlete. Holmes specialised in the 800 metres and 1500 metres events and won a gold medal for both distances at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.
Colin Berkeley Moynihan, 4th Baron Moynihan is a British Olympic coxswain, businessman, Conservative politician, and sports administrator. Lord Moynihan served as chairman of the British Olympic Association from 2005 to 2012.
David Peter Hemery, CBE is a British former track and field athlete, winner of the 400 metres hurdles at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City.
Sir Christopher John Chataway, often known as Chris Chataway, was a British middle- and long-distance runner, television news broadcaster, and Conservative politician.
Sally Jane Janet Gunnell OBE DL is a British former track and field athlete who won the 1992 Olympic gold medal in the 400 m hurdles.
Sir Steven Geoffrey Redgrave CBE DL is a retired British rower who won gold medals at five consecutive Olympic Games from 1984 to 2000. He has also won three Commonwealth Games gold medals and nine World Rowing Championships golds.
Rebecca Adlington, OBE is a British former competitive swimmer who specialised in freestyle events in international competition. She won two gold medals at the 2008 Summer Olympics in the 400-metre freestyle and 800-metre freestyle, breaking the 19-year-old world record of Janet Evans in the 800-metre final.
Anita Lonsbrough, MBE, later known by her married name Anita Porter, is a former swimmer from Great Britain who won a gold medal at the 1960 Summer Olympics.
Finbar Patrick 'Barry' McGuigan MBE is an Irish retired professional boxer and current boxing promoter. Born in Clones, County Monaghan, Ireland, McGuigan was nicknamed The Clones Cyclone and became the WBA and lineal featherweight world champion