Royal Mail will issue gold medal stamps to celebrate Team GB victories at the Games.

The design is yet to be announced, but is likely to feature a standard frame with a picture of the athlete or athletes in the middle.

Both individual and team golds will be celebrated.

How soon they will be issued after a victory has not been revealed.

Australia Post issued similar stamps at the Sydney 2000 Olympics, as did Greece at the 2004 Athens Olympics.

Royal Mail also plans Olympic definitives and 'Welcome' stamps next year.

Royal Mail issued Olympic Games stamps in 1948.