Joseph “Josy” Barthel was a Luxembourg track and field athlete, Olympic champion and politician. Seen as an outsider, his final sprint to victory in the 1,500-m race at the 15th Olympic Games in Helsinki in 1952 is still considered a special moment in Luxembourg’s sporting history. The modernisation and restructuring of sport in Luxembourg was an issue that was close to his heart, and he played a major role in working towards this goal.
|Price of the series:||0,70 €|
|Drawings:||Anne Mélan (L)|
|Printing:||Offset haute définition en quadrichromie par Bpost Stamps Factory, Malines (B)|
|Dimensions:||40,2 x 27,66 mm|