Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Penn Staters in the Olympics

A “Discussion Roundtable on the Three Londons: Penn Staters in the Olympics” will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, July 25, in the Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library. The discussion will focus on the role and history of Penn Staters in the Olympics, and the speakers will include famed Olympic soccer coach Walter Bahr (1948 London Olympics), Olympic soccer goal setter Ronald Coder (1956 Melbourne Olympics and 1960 Rome Olympics) and Hal Wilson (Class of 1951) Olympic enthusiast, collector and Libraries donor.

The discussion roundtable sponsored by the Penn State University Archives complements the current Olympic exhibit at the All Sports Museum, on display through Aug. 30. The exhibit features photographs from the Penn State University Archives and Olympic artifacts, booklets and posters from the collection of Hal Wilson.

The event is free and open to the public.

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