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Latvia issues commemorative postage stamp for athlete Jānis Daliņš

Latvian Postal service Latvijas Pasts has issued a postage stamp commemorating legendary athlete Jānis Daliņš, LP said October 20. 

It will first be stamped October 23 in Valmiera library.

Photo: Latvijas Pasts

Jānis Daliņš (1904 – 1978) was a Latvian race walker. Competing in the 50 km event he won a silver medal at the 1932 Olympics, becoming the first Latvian to win an Olympic medal. He also won the 1934 European title and set seven world records in the 1930s.

Daliņš will appear on 100,000 postage stamps, worth €1, and also an envelope with 1,000 issues.

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