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New Zealand did extremely well at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics.
Norman Read was an Olympic gold medal-winning race walker who helped to popularise the sport in New Zealand.
Norman Read was an Olympic gold medal-winning race walker who helped to popularise the sport in New Zealand.
Ted Morgan was a boxer and a plumber, and was the first New Zealander to win an Olympic gold medal.
Arthur Lydiard was a marathon runner and athletics coach, whose most notable trainees included national, Olympic and Commonwealth Games champions.
Arthur Lydiard was a marathon runner and athletics coach, whose most notable trainees included Olympic and Commonwealth Games champions.
Few expected blond identical twins Caroline and Georgina Evers-Swindell to successfully defend the double sculls title they had won in Athens in 2004.
Barbara Kendall became the sole New Zealand gold medallist at the Olympic Games in Barcelona when she won the windsurfing competition.
One of our most successful yachtsmen, Peter Mander won 16 national titles in eight different design classes between 1945 and 1985, and in 1956 won New Zealand's first yachting Olympic gold medal.
Peter Mander won 16 national yachting titles in eight different design classes between 1945 and 1985, including New Zealand's first Olympic gold medal in a yachting pursuit.
Image of New Zealand tennis start Anthony Wilding in 1910
In 2008 well-known sports writer Joseph Romanos chose the victory of the 1972 rowing eight as the best team performance by New Zealanders at the Olympics.
New Zeland Olympic swimmers Violet Walrond and Gwitha Shand in 1923.
Olympic rowing medals won by New Zealanders 1920-2012
A selection of key New Zealand events from 1920
John Walker is one of New Zealand's track heroes. His athletic career was punctuated by memorable performances and noted for its longevity
Swimmers pose for a photo at the 1920 Antwerp Olympics, including New Zealand's first female Olympian, Violet Walrond.
The New Zealand Olympic team en route to Antwerp in 1920.
This programme cover for the 1920 Olympic Games at Antwerp, Belgium, was owned by Violet Walrond, our first female Olympian.
New Zealand athletes prepare for the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Vancouver, Canada. Among the athletes featured are Olympic gold medallists Yvette Williams and Murray Halberg.

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