The Olympic Games are the meeting place of some 10,000 athletes selected by 204 Olympic committees from around the world. The variety of events and the great media interest make these games the number one sporting event.
The geographic proximity of the 2012 Games (London) will allow many supporters to cheer on Luxembourg's athletes and to enjoy the unique atmosphere of the Games.
In 1952, in Helsinki, Josy Barthel won the only gold medal in Luxembourg Olympic history by winning the 1,500m in 3:45.2seconds. During the Winter Olympic Games in Albertville in 1992, Marc Girardelli won two silver medals in the Super G and Giant Slalom.
|Printing:||Four-colour high-resolution offset (+ gold colour for the COSL stamp) by Joh. Enschedé, Haarlem (NL)|
|Format:||44 x 33 mm, 10 stamps per sheet with decorated border.|