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title Bill Halpenny, First Island Olympian
creator Ballem, Charles
subject Island Magazine
subject Prince Edward Island Museum
description To a boy participating in the relatively unstructured sports that were played on Prince Edward Island during the summer of 1896, the revival of the Olympic Games in Athens, Greece during that summer was likely of little interest. For Bill Halpenny (pronounced "Hay-penny"), age 14, that summer was probably a series of long days filled with the enjoyment of playing rugby, some track and field activity, perhaps baseball, and more likely than not, fishing and cycling. But within eight years he would be the first Islander to participate in the Olympic Games, and in 1912 he became the only Islander to date who has been there twice.
publisher Prince Edward Island Museum
date 1984
type Document
format application/pdf
identifier vre:islemag-batch2-200
source 15
language en_US
rights Please note that this material is being presented for the sole purpose of research and private study. Any other use requires the permission of the copyright holder(s), and questions regarding copyright are the responsibility of the user.

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title Bill Halpenny, First Island Olympian
creator Ballem, Charles
subject Island Magazine
subject Prince Edward Island Museum
description To a boy participating in the relatively unstructured sports that were played on Prince Edward Island during the summer of 1896, the revival of the Olympic Games in Athens, Greece during that summer was likely of little interest. For Bill Halpenny (pronounced "Hay-penny"), age 14, that summer was probably a series of long days filled with the enjoyment of playing rugby, some track and field activity, perhaps baseball, and more likely than not, fishing and cycling. But within eight years he would be the first Islander to participate in the Olympic Games, and in 1912 he became the only Islander to date who has been there twice.
publisher Prince Edward Island Museum
date 1984
type Document
format application/pdf
identifier vre:islemag-batch2-200
source 15
language en_US
rights Please note that this material is being presented for the sole purpose of research and private study. Any other use requires the permission of the copyright holder(s), and questions regarding copyright are the responsibility of the user.