Ivan Sutherland came from a well-known Marlborough sports family. His brothers Alan and Ray were leading rugby players, Alan an All Black. Ray concentrated on rowing, and had a long and distinguished career, the highlight of which was the bronze medal he won as part of the New Zealand eight at the 1976 Montreal Olympics.

The New Zealand eight that went to Montreal - Sutherland, Trevor Coker, Peter Dignan, Lindsay Wilson, Athol Earl, Dave Rodger, Alec McLean, Tony Hurt and cox Simon Dickie - had a lot on their shoulders because they were defending the crown won so magnificently in Munich four years earlier.

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Ivan's Games History