Athletes travelling into Heathrow Airport for the London 2012 Olympic Games can expect a first class welcome thanks to Royal Mail’s Peter Kanisius Muwonge-Matovu.
First Class welcome for international athletes for London 2012
Peter, who is a dispatch worker at Royal Mail’s Heathrow Worldwide Distribution Centre, will be an Ambassador for the Games, and will be meeting and greeting athletes when they arrive at the airport.
Peter is just one of many Royal Mail employees who’re giving up their spare time to get involved in this once in a lifetime event.
He said: “I can safely say that this Olympics role will be my next best achievement since the late eighties, when I got a rare opportunity to join and serve with HM Forces as Reserve in the Royal Air Force.
“The Olympics is something I am very proud to be taking part in and it’s such an honour to be part of the international team.”
Royal Mail will soon be going for gold during London 2012. We will be issuing a Gold Medal stamp for every Team GB gold medalist – and have them on sale the next day at over 500 Post Offices across the UK.
The gold medal stamps will be the first time Royal Mail has ever issued next day stamps. They will feature, wherever possible, photographs of the Team GB athlete or team in action from their gold medal winning final. This will be the first time any host country has used action shots for Gold Medal stamps and issued them immediately, during the Games. Where this is not possible, the image will be of the athlete’s gold medal winning journey taken from a heat or from their gold medal award moment on the podium.
To find out more about out our Gold Medal stamps click here
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