12 August 2012
Last updated at 18:07
Royal Mail is printing stamps to commemorate every Team GB gold medal, and issuing them within 24 hours of the win. The first to be honoured were rowers Helen Glover (L) and Heather Stanning who produced a stunning victory in the pairs on the morning of the fifth day, Wednesday 1 August.
Later that day, Bradley Wiggins, already a national hero as the first Briton to win the Tour de France, added cycling time trial gold to his medal collection. His stamps were also printed overnight and distributed to 500 Post Offices across the UK by the following lunchtime.
Thursday 2 August: There was a gold rush on the afternoon of day six, led by Tim Baillie (left) and Etienne Stott in the canoe slalom.
... and added to moments later by Peter Wilson in the trap shooting. His and all the others' stamps cost the normal First Class price of 60p.
Later on "Thundering Thursday", the men's sprint cycling team twice broke the world record on their way to victory in a packed velodrome, a result that saw Sir Chris Hoy equal Sir Steve Redgrave's British record of five Olympic golds.
Friday 3 August: Katherine Grainger and Anna Watkins topped off a golden 24 hours for Team GB by taking a long-awaited medal in the double sculls.
More velodrome action that day as the men's team pursuit team of Ed Clancy, Geraint Thomas, Steven Burke and Peter Kennaugh blazed to victory.
The men were followed a short while later by Victoria Pendleton who hailed her Olympic keirin triumph as the greatest moment of her career just 24 hours after a disastrous mistake in the team sprint.
Saturday 4 August: Day eight brought victory in the men's four thanks to Alex Gregory, Tom James, Pete Reed and Andrew Triggs Hodge.
Shortly after the men's four victory came gold number 10 for GB and floods of tears from Katherine Copeland and Sophie Hosking, winners of the lightweight double sculls.
Britain's gold rush on day eight continued when cyclists Dani King, Laura Trott and Joanna Rowsell set a new world record - their sixth in their last six rides - on their way to victory in the women's team pursuit.
Having dominated the heptathlon from the start, Jess Ennis smashed her own British record on Saturday night, finishing the seven-event competition with 6,955 points - more than 300 points clear of her nearest rival.
Greg Rutherford secured Great Britain's 13th gold of the Games on Saturday by winning the long jump. His fourth-round leap of 8.31m was enough to take victory on a glorious night for Team GB.
Mo Farah stormed to Olympic 10,000m victory, sealing an extraordinary night for British athletics. He buried his illustrious rivals with a blistering final lap that gave Team GB its third gold medal in the space of an hour.
Sunday 5 August: Ben Ainslie captured his fourth gold medal, becoming the greatest sailing Olympian in the history of the Games.
Celebrations on centre court at Wimbledon, where Andy Murray beat Roger Federer in straight sets to take Olympic gold.
Monday 6 August: Gold number 17 came after a dramatic jump-off against the Netherlands which was won by Nick Skelton, Scott Brash, Peter Charles and Ben Maher.
Over at the Olympic Velodrome, Jason Kenny nudged the total up with gold in the track cycling sprint.
Tuesday 7 August: Alistair Brownlee took the men's triathlon gold with a hugely impressive performance, ending with a 10k run and finish in Hyde Park, where he was cheered over the line by thousands of patriotic fans.
The dressage team of Carl Hester, Laura Bechtolsheimer and Charlotte DuJardin won gold medal number 20, making London 2012 the best Olympic performance by a GB team since the 1908 London Games.
Gold medal number 21 went to Laura Trott after her victory in the women's cycling Omnium. It was her second London gold, adding to her medal in the team pursuit.
The day's final gold for GB, won by Sir Chris Hoy in cycling's keirin event in front of a delirious crowd in the Olympic velodrome. In doing so, he became Great Britain's most successful Olympian by claiming his sixth gold of a glittering track cycling career.
Thursday 9 August: Charlotte Dujardin’s gold medal in the Equestrian Individual Dressage was GB's 23rd and her second, following her win in the Dressage Team Grand Prix.
Nicola Adams made history by winning gold in the women's flyweight boxing, the first time the sport has been included in an Olympic Games.
Teenage taekwondo player Jade Jones won Great Britain's 25th gold medal of the Games when she won her -57kg final - in her fourth fight of the day.
Saturday 11 August: Kayaker Ed McKeever secured Great Britain's 26th gold medal on the penultimate day of the Olympic Games. McKeever powered to victory in 36.246 seconds at Eton Dorney to win Great Britain's second ever Olympic canoe sprint gold medal.
For the second Saturday night in a row, Mo Farah wowed the Olympic Stadium with a superb run - this time to win the 5,000m. As well as this stamp, the Royal Mail will paint a postbox in Teddington gold after painting one gold in Isleworth to mark his first victory.
Shortly after Mo Farah won his second gold of the Games, boxer Luke Campbell won his own title as he beat Ireland's John Joe Nevin in the bantamweight final. It was Britain's second gold boxing medal following Nicola Adams' win on Thursday.
Sunday 12 August: GB's gold came courtesy of Anthony Joshua in the men’s super heavyweight boxing competition.