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NZ at the Olympics

Written By: - Date published: 8:06 am, August 14th, 2016 - 9 comments

Congratulations to all the athletes representing NZ at the Olympics!

Banks’ olympic-sized madness

Written By: - Date published: 9:31 am, July 1st, 2010 - 34 comments

Desperate to gain some traction in his failing campaign, John Banks has floated the idea of Auckland hosting the Olympic Games in 2020. Current minimum estimates for the cost are $18 billion, that’s 10% of our GDP. It’s just too expensive. The Olympics is a black-hole for money that this country cannot afford. That Banks would suggest this nonsense shows how all at sea his campaign is.

An unfair advantage?

Written By: - Date published: 10:47 am, May 20th, 2008 - 7 comments

Oscar Pistorius now the chance to become the first amputee to compete on the track at the Olympics. The 21-year-old who runs on artificial carbon fibre legs has been cleared to compete at the Beijing Olympics if he can make the qualifying time (he needs to take about a second off his personal best).  Initially Oscar was barred from […]


Written By: - Date published: 4:34 pm, May 6th, 2008 - 9 comments

Amnesty UK has just released the first of four animations intended to highlight human rights abuses in China during the lead-up to the Olympic Games.

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