2 September

Golden day for Kiwi runners in Rome

1960 Golden day for Kiwi runners in Rome

It was one of New Zealand's greatest days at the Olympics. Peter Snell won gold in the 800 m and Murray Halberg followed up 30 minutes later to win the 5000 m, completing a remarkable track double in Rome's Olympic Stadium. Read more...

New Zealand’s rowing eight win gold in Munich

1972 New Zealand’s rowing eight win gold in Munich

In 2008 the well-known sports writer Joseph Romanos chose the victory of the 1972 rowing eight as the best team performance by New Zealanders at an Olympic Games. Read more...

Ivan Mauger wins a record sixth world speedway title in Katowice, Poland

1979 Ivan Mauger wins a record sixth world speedway title in Katowice, Poland

As well as a record six individual world championships between 1968 and 1979, including three titles in a row between 1968 and 1970, Mauger also won the long track world championship three times between 1971 and 1976. Read more...