September 26, 2021

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History of New Zealand and the Olympics

By Juliet Spranna | Posted on 07/22/2021 at 2:33 pm Updated on 07/31/2021 to 09:48

The Tokyo Olympics will take place from July 23 to August 8, 2021. Inaugurated by Frenchman Pierre de Coubertin, the Louvre Journal has the opportunity to review Auckland’s New Zealand history in 4 events.

1. New Zealand’s introduction to the Olympics

The New Zealand Debuted at the 1908 Olympics London, During the 4th edition, within the team ANZ (Australia). She finally had her own team in 1920, ten years later.

2. New Zealand causes boycott in Montreal

In 1976, 22 African countries protested the existence New Zealand When Montreal Games. The latter accuse them of leaving their famous team All Blacks Take part in a tour South Africa And then follows racism. During the opening ceremony, 22 countries brutally boycotted the competition.

3. 2016, recorded medals for New Zealand

New Zealand athletes win 125 * medals at Summer Games. TO Rio In 2016, the New Zealand 18 were collected, including four gold medals, nine silver medals and five bronze medals. Achievement for the country!

* Current competition included

4. First transgender athlete

This year New Zealand Stood alone again and created controversy Laurel Hubbard, The first transgender athlete to compete in the Olympics in weightlifting.

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