Wednesday, 18 April 2012
Triathlon and Football Latest Additions to Olympic Team
The New Zealand Olympic Committee has marked the 100 day milestone to the Olympic Games with the naming of four triathletes to the New Zealand Olympic Team and the confirmation that both men’s and women’s football teams will be assured a place at London.
Wednesday, 16 February 2011
Sir John Walker Proud to Present Olympic Medal
Middle distance legend Sir John Walker is to present the Olympic silver medal to Beijing 1500m medallist Nick Willis at the International Track Meet in Christchurch on February 26th, the New Zealand Olympic Committee announced today.
Tuesday, 19 October 2010
New programme offers Kiwi kids Olympic medal glory
Children from around the country will have the opportunity to stand tall on the podium to receive their own gold, silver and bronze medals as part of the ASB Olympic Schools programme launched today at Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate in Auckland.
Thursday, 14 October 2010
Villumsen takes silver in time trial
New Zealand cyclist Linda Villumsen was pipped for the gold medal in the Commonwealth Games women's road time trial today.
Heartbreaking defeat for hockey women
New Zealand were denied a Commonwealth Games women’s hockey gold medal by the cruelest of circumstances today.
Gold and silver for squash players
Joelle King was the toast of the New Zealand squash this evening after coming away from the Commonwealth Games with gold and silver medals.
Bowls silver for Smith
New Zealander Val Smith, who had a dismal start to her Commonwealth Games campaign, went within one match of winning the gold medal today.
Shooters Strike Gold
New Zealander shooters Mike Collings and John Snowden survived a nerve-jangling 6½-hour wait before being confirmed as Commonwealth Games fullbore pairs gold medallists today.
Wednesday, 13 October 2010
The nature of top sport
Joseph Romanos writes...
NZ men lose hockey semi-final
New Zealand bowed out of Commonwealth Games gold medal contention in the men’s hockey when they were beaten 6-2 by the world’s No 1 team Australia in the semi-finals today.
Sevens team strikes gold again
New Zealand staged a stirring second-half fightback today to win their fourth consecutive Commonwealth Games sevens rugby gold medal.
Farquahar silver, Willis bronze
Nick Willis lost his Commonwealth Games 1500m crown this evening when he finished third in a hard-fought final.
Master with the Midas Touch
Gordon Tietjens, rugby sevens coach extraordinaire, has seen it all during his decade-plus at the helm of the New Zealand team.
Tuesday, 12 October 2010
Hurdles bronze for Andrea Miller
Andrea Miller won a rare Commonwealth Games hurdles medal for New Zealand in Delhi today.
Beatrice fifth in discus
Former double Commonwealth Games champion Beatrice Faumuina was below her best in the discus and finished in fifth place in Delhi today.
Ali Forsyth shining light in bowls
Ali Forsyth has become the shining light in the New Zealand bowls team in Delhi.
Second silver for Hamblin
Nikki Hamblin completed a memorable Commonwealth Games by grabbing a hard-earned silver medal in the 800m today.
Monday, 11 October 2010
Hockey men leave it late
The New Zealand men’s hockey team went within three minutes of elimination from the Commonwealth Games today.
Silver medal in the weightlifting
Aucklander Stas Chalaev today provided New Zealand with its second Commonwealth Games weightlifting medal in Delhi when he took the silver in the men’s 105kg division with a personal best total of 334kg.
Brave silver for Roulston
New Zealand cyclist Hayden Roulston shrugged off the effects of the flu to win a hard-earned silver medal in the 168km Commonwealth Games road race in Delhi.
The Big Man of NZ Cycling
Hayden Roulston, the big man on the New Zealand cycling squad, further enhanced an already glowing reputation with his courageous silver medal ride in the road race today.
Saturday, 9 October 2010
Silver for weightlifter
Richard Patterson continued New Zealand’s medal rush today by claiming a silver medal in the 85kg class at the weightlifting.
First Gold for New Zealand
Alison Shanks yesterday became New Zealand’s first gold medallist at the Delhi Commonwealth Games with a commanding performance in her specialty event, the 3000m individual pursuit.
Thursday, 7 October 2010
Two more medals for cyclists
The strong New Zealand cycling squad added two further medals to their Delhi Commonwealth Games tally today.
Two swimming silvers
New Zealand picked up two silver medals in the Commonwealth Games pool this evening.
Hamill strikes silver at stadium
Southlander Jess Hamill got New Zealand’s Commonwealth Games track and field campaign off to a flying start when she won the silver medal in the F34 shot put this evening.
Wednesday, 6 October 2010
Dream Start for Boxers
New Zealand's boxers made a dream start to their Commonwealth Games campaign today.
Silver and bronze for cyclists
New Zealand picked up silver and bronze medals in the Commonwealth Games cycling today, but still finished the day at the velodrome slightly disappointed.