Olympic stamp to be unveiled on Friday

January 20th, 2010

With this stamp featuring an illustration of a snowboarder, the US Postal Service continues its tradition of honoring the spirit of athleticism and international unity inspired by the Olympic Games.

The stamp will be issued Jan. 22 to coincide with the XXI Olympic Winter Games, which will be held Feb. 12-28 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Illustrator Steve McCracken captures the thrill of one Olympic sport by portraying an airborne snowboarder against the backdrop of a snow-capped mountain.