18 Apr 2017

Sir Peter Snell hands over collection to Te Papa

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 1:31 pm on 18 April 2017

New Zealand athlete Sir Peter Snell has officially hand over 14 items from his personal collection to Te Papa in Wellington. The donations include two Olympic gold medals, those from the 800m in the 1960 Rome Olympic Games, and one of the two medals won by Snell at the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games. Te Papa history curator, Stephanie Gibson, has been working with Peter on the exhibition.

One of the shoes Sir Peter Snell won on his way to gold in the 800m at the Rome Olympics.

One of the shoes Sir Peter Snell won on his way to gold in the 800m at the Rome Olympics. Photo: Mike O'Neill Te Papa

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