POSTED: January 23rd 2010

US Postal Service launches 2010 Olympic Stamp for Vancouver Games

Snowboarder featured on the collector's item / Image: US Postal Service
Snowboarder featured on the collector's item / Image: US Postal Service

LAURA WALDEN / Sports Features Communications

TAMPA, Jan. 23: The US Postal Service has issued the official Olympic stamp for the 2010 Vancouver Games choosing the image of a snowboarder as the symbol of the Games.

Today first-day- issue ceremonies were held following the Sprint U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix at Park City Mountain Resort, Park City, UT.

Alan C. Kessler, member, Board of Governors of the U.S. Postal Service, and Dick Coe, Executive Vice President and chief operating officer, U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association, were on hand for the dedication.

Kessler said, “We are proud to support the Olympics and are pleased to be able to continue the tradition of honoring the Games by issuing postage stamps celebrating different Olympic sports.”

Artist Steve McCracken created the stamp’s graphic image with the snowboarder in flight against a snow- capped mountain range.

In 1896 at the rebirth of the Olympic Games countries began the stamp tradition and the United States produced their first one in 1932 with the first Olympics held in the US at Los Angeles.

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