Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Special Stamp issued to mark Olympic gold medal win of Sami Jauhojärvi and Iivo Niskanen - Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics
Itella Posti is moved fast to mark Sami Jauhojärvi’s and Iivo Niskanen’s gold medal triumph in the men’s team sprint at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics with a special stamp issued on Monday, March 3. Displayed is a lovely souvenir sheet of this stamp given to me by Ella.
The stamp is based on a photograph of the pair by Antti Aimo-Koivisto, taken at the Sochi medal ceremony. Titled Men’s sprint gold, the stamp is designed by Ari Lakaniemi and Susanna Rumpu.
Those wishing to secure this special edition stamp will need to act fast as it is issued in a limited edition of just 250,000. The stamp is priced at EUR 1.80.
“I’ll probably get recognized more often now”. The Olympic gold medalists are happy and surprised to learn that they will be commemorated with their own stamp. “I never would have believed I’d end up on a stamp. At the Olympic Village, I had a personalized stamp made of myself, but it is incredible to have an official stamp now. I’ll probably get recognized more often now,” Jauhojärvi commented. “It feels incredible to get my own stamp. The stamp makes one feel like an important person and part of sports history,” Niskanen stated.
The previous sports-related personalized stamp was released following Finland’s gold medal win at the 2011 Ice Hockey World Championships in Slovakia. The stamp displayed the legendary air hook goal scored by Mikael Granlund in a match against Russia.