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New Zealand Olympians

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  • New Amsterdam (Amster) Reedy (1943 - 2014)
    Amster has been a part of the NZOC’s Maori Advisory Group and has helped shape the cultural identity of the New Zealand team competing at the Athens Games. New Zealand Olympic team kaumatua Amster ...
  • Jim Dryden (1907 - 1974)
    James Herbert Ferrier Dryden (8 July 1907 – 29 October 1974) was a New Zealand wrestler who won a silver medal at the 1938 British Empire Games.
  • Harina Margaret Yeoman
    Harina Margaret Kohere (born 14 July 1953 in Rangitukia) is a retired field hockey player from New Zealand, who was a member of the national team that finished sixth at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los ...
  • Blake Joseph Skjellerup
    Blake Skjellerup (born 13 June 1985 in Christchurch, New Zealand) is a short track speed skater who competed for New Zealand at the 2010 Winter Olympics; finishing sixteenth.
  • Mary Jane Logan (1912 - 2007)
    Mary Jane Logan (née Mitchell, 26 November 1912 – 26 March 2007) was a New Zealand athlete. Mainly remembered as a javelin thrower, she represented her country at the 1938 British Empire Games in Sydne...

New Zealand first competed as an independent nation at 1920 Summer Olympics. Prior to this at the 1908 and 1912 Summer Olympics, New Zealand and Australia athletes competed together in a combined Australasia team. New Zealand has also participated in most Winter Olympic Games since 1952, missing only the 1956 and 1964 Games.

Originally, New Zealand was part of the Australasia team. Australasia was a combined team of athletes from Australia and the Dominion of New Zealand that competed together at the 1908 and 1912 Summer Olympics. When the Olympic Games resumed in 1920 after World War I, the two nations sent separate teams to the Games, and have done so ever since.

The New Zealand Olympic Committee (NZOC) is the National Olympic Committee for New Zealand. The NZOC was founded in 1911, and recognised by the IOC in 1919.

New Zealand athletes have won a total of 118 medals, with all but one won at the Summer Games. The most successful sports have been rowing and athletics with 24 medals each; sailing follows closely behind with 22 medals. The sole Winter Olympics medal is the silver medal won by Annelise Coberger in alpine skiing at the 1992 Winter Olympics was the first at the Winter Games by a Southern Hemisphere nation. The 118 medals won by New Zealand put New Zealand at number 34 on the all-time Olympic Games medal table for total number of medals and number 26 when weighted by medal type.

After the 2016 Summer Olympics, 1371 competitors have represented New Zealand at the Olympic Games. Harry Kerr is considered the first Kiwi Olympian and Adrian Blincoe the 1000th. As at 11 June 2009, of the 1111 Olympians to that date, 114 were deceased and the whereabouts of 21 were unknown. By 25 June 2009, only 9 Olympians had not been located. There are no living Kiwi Olympians from before the 1948 Olympics in London.


New Zealand Olympics

  • Code: NZL
  • Created: 1911
  • Recognized: 1919
  • Continental Association: ONOC
  • Headquarters: Auckland, New Zealand
  • President: Mike Stanley
  • Secretary General: Kereyn Smith

Past and present Olympians by year and game of debut

This lists all athletes who represented New Zealand (and the Australasia team) in the Summer and Winter Olympics as well as the Commonwealth Games and the Youth equivalent. Numbers in bold are the official NZ Olympian numbers.

 

1908 London Summer Olympic Games

(part of the Australasia team)

  • 1 (1) Harry Kerr
  • 2 (2) Henry Murray
  • 3 (3) Albert Rowland

1912 Stockholm Summer Olympic Games

(part of the Australasia team)

  • 4 (4) Malcolm Champion
  • 5 (5) George Hill
  • 6 (6) Anthony Wilding

1920 Antwerp Summer Olympc Games

  • 7 (7) George Davidson
  • 8 (8) Darcy Hadfield
  • 9 (9) Violet Robb
  • 10 (10) Harry Wilson

1924 Paris Summer Olympic Games

  • 11 (11) Clarrie Heard
  • 12 (12) Arthur Porritt
  • 13 (13) Charlie Purdy
  • 14 (14) Gwitha Shand

1928 Amsterdam Summer Olympic Games

  • 15 (15) Alf Cleverley
  • 16 (16) Wilfred Kalaugher
  • 17 (17) Stan Lay
  • 18 (18) David Lindsay
  • 19 (19) Kathleen Miller
  • 20 (20) Len Moorhouse
  • 21 (21) Ted Morgan
  • 22 (22) Ena Stockley
  • 23 (23) Norma Marsh (nee Wilson)

1930 Hamilton Commonwealth Games

  • 24 Gordon Bridson
  • 25 Mick Brough
  • 26 Roy Calder
  • 27 Arthur Eastwood
  • 28 (27) Allan Elliott
  • 29 William Fielding
  • 30 H. Frost
  • 31 John Gilby
  • 32 Berry Johnson
  • 33 Roland Johnson
  • 34 Errol Leach
  • 35 (35) John MacDonald
  • 36 Gladys Eileen Marley
  • 37 Percy McWhannell
  • 38 Victor Olsson
  • 39 Alexander Ross
  • 40 (38) Bert Sandos
  • 41 (39) Charles Saunders
  • 42 (40) Bill Savidan
  • 43 (44) Fred Thompson
  • 44 Ben Waters

1932 Los Angeles Summer Olympic Games

  • 45 (24) Stuart Black
  • 46 (25) George Cooke
  • 47 (26) Somers Cox
  • 48 (28) Cyril Evans
  • 49 (29) Ron Foubister
  • 50 (30) Delmont Gullery
  • 51 (31) Lawrence Jackson
  • 52 (32) Thelma Kench
  • 53 (33) Jack Lovelock
  • 54 (34) Bert Lowe
  • 55 (35) John MacDonald
  • 56 (36) Noel Pope
  • 57 (37) Robert Purdie
  • 58 (41) John Solomon
  • 59 (42) Cyril Stiles
  • 60 (43) Harold Thomas

1934 London Commonwealth Games

  • 61 Harold Brainsby
  • 62 Geoff Broadway
  • 63 Noel Crump
  • 64 Frank Grose
  • 65 Len Smith
  • 66 Wiremu Whareaitu

1936 Berlin Summer Olympic Games

  • 67 (45) Thomas Arbuthnott
  • 68 (46) Pat Boot
  • 69 (47) Norman Fisher
  • 70 (48) George Giles
  • 71 (49) Clarrie Gordon
  • 72 (50) Cecil Matthews

1938 Sydney Commonwealth Games

  • 73 Theo Allen
  • 74 Arnold Anderson
  • 75 Torsten Anderson
  • 76 Howard Benge
  • 77 Kenneth Boswell
  • 78 Bill Bremner
  • 79 John Brown
  • 80 George Burns
  • 81 John Charters
  • 82 Jim Clayton
  • 83 Joseph Collins
  • 84 Oswald Denison
  • 85 Walter Denison
  • 86 James Dryden
  • 87 Winifred Dunn
  • 88 Elizabeth Forbes
  • 89 Alan Geddes
  • 90 Joseph Genet
  • 91 Harcourt Godfrey
  • 92 James Gould
  • 93 Peter Hanan
  • 94 Arthur Heeney
  • 95 Albert Hope
  • 96 Gus Jackson
  • 97 Ernie Jury
  • 98 James Leckie
  • 99 Mona Leydon
  • 100 Frank Livingstone
  • 101 Doreen Lumley
  • 102 Joyce Macdonald
  • 103 Lance Macey
  • 104 Rona McCarthy
  • 105 Mary Mitchell
  • 106 Kenneth Moran
  • 107 John Morgan
  • 108 Len Newell
  • 109 Leo Nolan
  • 110 John Parker
  • 111 Gordon Patrick
  • 112 Leslie Pithie
  • 113 Jeremiah Podjursky
  • 114 Bill Pullar
  • 115 Graham Quinn
  • 116 John Rigby
  • 117 Gwen Rix
  • 118 Alec Robertson
  • 119 Alan Sayers
  • 120 Frank Sharpley
  • 121 Hugh Sheridan
  • 122 Bob Smith
  • 123 William Stodart
  • 124 Doris Strachan
  • 125 Arthur Sutherland
  • 126 Roy Taylor
  • 127 Vernon Thomas
  • 128 Ronald Triner
  • 129 Harold Tyrie
  • 130 Ron Ulmer
  • 131 Bill Whittaker
  • 132 Ronald Withell

International Olympic Committee

The NZOC (New Zealand Olympic Committee) is the National Olympic Committee for New Zealand. The NZOC was founded in 1911 and recognized by the IOC in 1919. Former New Zealand members of the International Olympic Committee are:

  • 1 Leonard Cuff (1894–1905)
  • 2 Richard Coombes (1912–1919)
  • 3 Arthur A. Marryatt (1919–1923)
  • 4 Joseph Firth (1923–1927)
  • 5 Bernard Freyberg (1928–1930)
  • 6 Cecil J. Wray (1931–1934)
  • 7 Sir Arthur Porritt (1934–1967)
  • 8 Sir Lance Cross (1969–1987)
  • 9 Sir Tay Wilson (1988–2006)
  • 10 Barbara Kendall (Oceania athletes' representative from 2005 to 2008)

Current International Olympic Committee (IOC) members

  • Barry Maister (2010–present)
  • Barbara Kendall (2011–present)

Governance

The NZOC is governed by a board that is headed by a president. Five of the board members are elected by the general assembly. The two IOC members plus an athletes' representative complete the board. Since 2009, the president has been Mike Stanley.

Presidents

  • Mike Stanley (2009–present)
  • Sir Eion Edgar KNZM (acting 2001–2003; elected 2003–2009)
  • John Davies MBE (active 2000–2001; formal but not acting 2001–2003)
  • Hon. Sir David Beattie GCMG GCVO KBE QSO QC (1989–2000)

[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Zealand_Olympic_Committee]