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Josy Barthel, 25th anniversary of his death - Set

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  • 07.03.2017
  • Anne Mélan (L)
  • -
  • Bpost Stamps Factory, Malines (B)
  • Offset
  • -
  • 40,2 x 27,66 mm
  • €0.70
About Josy Barthel, 25th anniversary of his death

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.