After Olympic victory in the rowing eight at Tokyo, Hamish Bond is the first New Zealander to win gold medals at three consecutive Games... but had to be alerted to his feat UPDATED
After Olympic victory in the rowing eight at Tokyo, Hamish Bond is the first New Zealander to win gold medals at three consecutive Games... but had to be alerted to his feat full story
Kodak, foreign journalists and even China's own athletes getting burnt as Chinese nationalism boils over
Athletes apologising for not living up to expectations is nothing new in China, where the collective motto is "winning glory for the country". But increasingly the nationalistic fervour is being driven by citizens rather than the state. full story
Men's 470 coach Geoff Woolley wants to see his sailors take more chances at the Tokyo Olympics
Men's 470 coach Geoff Woolley wants to see his sailors take more chances at the Tokyo Olympics full story
Quote of the Day
"If it weren't for electricity we'd all be watching television by candlelight." George Gobel
1843 - Foundation stone laid for New Zealand's first purpose-built theatre
Laying the foundation stone for the Royal Victoria Theatre on Manners St, Wellington, Alderman William Lyon welcomed the new amenity – ‘a theatre [was] a necessary concomitant of an advanced state of civilization.’ more...
1976 - John Walker wins gold in Montreal
Following in the footsteps of Jack Lovelock and Peter Snell, Walker won gold in the Olympic 1500 m. Black African nations boycotted the Games in protest at the All Blacks' tour of South Africa more...
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