Josy Barthel, 25th anniversary of his death


Luxembourg – 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.

Technical Details

Issue Date: 07.03.2017
Designer: Anne Mélan (L)
Printer: Bpost Stamps Factory, Malines (B)
Process: Offset
Size: 40,2 x 27,66 mm
Values: €0.70