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Stamps mark two years to Olympics

The second set of Royal Mail's London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games stamps will be issued next week to mark two years to the event.

Royal Mail will issue 30 first-class stamps in the run-up to the Games as part of its role as an official licensee.

The latest issue, called On Track For 2012, goes on sale on Tuesday and features 10 images of sports including hockey, goalball and football, and more recent additions including taekwondo and BMX cycling.

Royal Mail stamps spokesman Philip Parker said: "This series of stamps is creating a fascinating montage of the sports which make the Olympics and Paralympics one of the greatest events on the planet.

"In addition to appearing on millions of letters, the stamps also form part of a wonderful sporting collection to celebrate the 30th Olympiad."

The third and final set of stamps will be issued in 2011.

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