Alternatively you could get the featured image with a custom function
featured_image_details($post->ID) to return:
Published on 16th January, 2014
The Winter Olympics is fast approaching and one the biggest sports is Ice Hockey with the top players being huge celebrities in their home countries and those of the leagues they are playing in.
I travelled to Washington DC to shoot the Russian International & Washington Capitols captain, Alexander Ovechkin, continuing my longstanding relationship with male grooming giant Gillette.