Maister to Present Olympic Bid City Reports

30 June 2011

New Zealand’s Barry Maister to Present Olympic Bid City Reports New Zealand IOC Member Barry Maister will head to the 123rd IOC Session in Durban Sunday to present an evaluation report on the cities bidding for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games. Maister sits on the 2018 Olympic Winter Bid Evaluation Commission and has spent the past nine months working with Commission members to conduct site visits and analyse candidature files submitted by the candidate cities Annecy (France), Munich (Germany) and Pyongyang (South Korea).

Olympic Ticket Allocations to Begin this Week

29 June 2011

The first round of Olympic ticket confirmations in New Zealand are to begin on Friday 1 July. Phase I ticket applications opened in April for Kiwi sports fans and since then requests for around 6,000 Olympic tickets have been received. New Zealanders who applied for tickets to London 2012 will start finding out whether their ticket applications were successful from this Friday. New Zealand customers will be contacted by their Harvey World Travel or United Travel representative.

Family Tickets Ensure Athletes Supported

29 June 2011

For the first time in Olympic history, athletes are guaranteed to have their closest supporters in the stadium as they complete. Each athlete has access to TWO tickets for family or friends at London 2012 for every session they compete in (with the exception of swimming preliminaries and some athletics events where only ONE is allocated). This innovation ensures athlete family members can book travel to the games early, confident they'll be in the right place when it counts.

Building the Engine

28 June 2011

I have just left the NZ winter behind and arrived in sunny Kutztown, Pennsylvania on the east coast of America to join the rest of the NZ track girls.

London is already bubbling with energy

28 June 2011

I’m back from an exciting visit to London to see how progress for the Games is going.

Go girls.

28 June 2011

I spent Olympic Day in Lausanne, Switzerland, where the International Olympic Committee’s headquarters are and the Olympic Museum. I was there for a Women in Sport meeting.

Certainly no contemplations of a comeback

23 June 2011

Well, while our Kiwi athletes are doing everything they can to get themselves in the best possible shape for London 2012 in 400 days’ time, having popped our second little sprogette a couple of wee

NZOC London Site Visit

22 June 2011

The London 2012 Olympic Games is just 400 days away, and New Zealand Olympic Committee representatives have recently visited London to see how progress is going. Chef de Mission Dave Currie, alongside several other NZOC representatives, met with LOCOG (London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games) and visited Games venues and the athletes’ village. The main objective of the visit was to assess the preparations for the Games and ensure there would be no big surprises for athletes.

7 weeks before the Pre-Olympic regatta back in Weymouth

22 June 2011

We are just back from the Sail for Gold regatta in England, with not quite the result we were hoping for, finishing 12th overall.

Thousands of Kiwi Kids Celebrate Olympic Day

20 June 2011

This week, more than 4300 pupils from all over New Zealand will take part in the Olympic Day Run. The run, held annually in more than 200 countries, encourages people all over the world to get moving and participate in sporting and cultural activities, such as runs, exhibitions, music and educational seminars. Students will also be encouraged to get active and try new sports as a part of the Olympic Day themes of Learn, Move and Discover.

Innsbruck Young Ambassador Opportunity

17 June 2011

Young Ambassadors Programme; The New Zealand Olympic Committee (NZOC) has been selected to participate in the Young Ambassadors Programme coordinated by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for the 2012 Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Innsbruck. We are now looking for expressions of interest from individuals aged from 18 to 25 who would like to be selected as our participant and member of the New Zealand Team to Innsbruck 2012.

Games public transport on track

17 June 2011

Public transport Games on track: Gateway station to the Games complete with test ride on DLR extension. The transport ‘Big Build’ that will help spectators and the rest of London keep moving during the Games is complete with works at the main ‘Gateway’ station for the Games now finished. Guests and media took a test ride on the newly completed Docklands Light Railway (DLR) extension from Stratford International Station for the first time. The DLR extension will open to the public this summer.