Costa Rica Soon to Release New Stamps
Costa Rica's postal service will soon feature stamps with famous faces of celebraty atheltes.
The first printing will include 60,000 postcards featuring Costa Rican sports stars such as Hanna Gabriel, Nery Brenes, Andrey Amador and Bryan Ruiz.
Gabriel holds the title of world middleweight boxing champion. Ruiz plays soccer for FC Twente in the Netherlands. Brenes finished in the top ten in the world for the 400 meter dash last year. Amador currently is participating in the Tour de France and is the first-ever Central American cyclist to compete in the prestigious bike race.
According to Álvaro Coghi, the general manager of the postal service, the Costa Rica post office chose to recognize these athletes, as they represent hope for the future.
“I hope that all youth look at their example and what they represent,” Coghi told the daily La Nación.
The “star athlete” stamp series will cost ¢200 ($0.40) for Gabriel and Brenes stamps and ¢330 ($0.66) for Amador and Ruiz stamps. They will be sold at 120 post offices throughout areas of Costa Rica.