After the release of the first Estonian postage stamp dedicated to the gold medal winner Erki Nool in Sydney Olympic Games in 2000 it took eight long years before having the opportunity to release another postage stamp honouring an Estonian champion of the Summer Olympics.
In the years between skiers Andrus Veerpalu and Kristina Šmigun brought glory to Estonia with their feats at the Winter Olympics. Stamps were released in their honour respectively in 2002 and 2006.
The postage stamp "Gerd Kanter - Olympic Champion" with a face value of 5.50 EEK was printed at the Vaba Maa printing house with a print-run of 300,000.
The stamp was designed by artist Lembit Lõhmus. The presentation of the new postage stamp honouring the Olympic champion took place in the atrium of the Rotermanni trade centre on September 25 and was also attended by Kanter himself.
With grateful thanks to Erich Teigamägi from the Estonian Federation