About The New Zealand Team for Tokyo 2020
The New Zealand Team will take on the rest of the world at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games - July 24 - August 9th 2020
Competing in more than 20 sports New Zealand athletes will once again make history.
With perhaps the largest team New Zealand has ever sent to an Olympic Games, our athletes will earn the fern in sports we are familiar with – rowing, cycling, equestrian, Rugby Sevens, sailing, kayak and more.
But Tokyo 2020 will also feature sports new to the Olympic programme – for the first-time surfing, karate, sport climbing and skateboarding will be contested at Olympic level, while baseball and softball will return to the Olympic program for the first time since 2008.
A host of new disciplines including 3x3 basketball, freestyle BMX and triathlon mixed team relay are also set to debut.
The New Zealand Team will be named from March – June 2020. You can follow the New Zealand Team’s progress by downloading the New Zealand Team app or at www.olympic.org.nz.
The Tokyo 2020 Games will be the largest sporting event the world will have ever seen, with more than 11,000 athletes from 207 nations expected to compete in 33 sports.
The New Zealand Team competed at the Tokyo 1964 Olympic Games, where Sir Peter Snell became the first New Zealander to win multiple medals at an Olympic Games, taking two golds in the men’s 800 and 1500m races. Read more our about our history the Tokyo 1964 Olympic Games here.