Boost to my confidence

22 September 2011

When I last wrote, I was enjoying the sunny mountains of Switzerland and preparing for the final race of the season, the MTB World Champs.

2 races in 2 weeks

21 September 2011

After 2 races in 2 weeks in Asia I am ready to come home!

Athlete Christchurch Olympic Hardship Support

19 September 2011

Are you an athlete who has suffered financial hardship and disruption to your London Olympic training programme as a result of the Christchurch February 22nd Earthquake? The New Zealand Olympic Committee has now opened applications for the Christchurch Olympic Hardship Support and a fund of $50,000 has been set aside to assist those most in need.

What a journey it has been this year

16 September 2011

So now it's 2 weeks since the World Champs in Daegu and what a journey it has been this year to get there.

Voices of the Athletes for the Pacific

16 September 2011

Over the last couple of months I have been working with the elite athletes from Tonga, Samoa, American Samoa and Vanuatu. This initiative is part of Oceania’s Voices of the Athletes Program.

Return to New Zealand

15 September 2011

Today, is the one week anniversary of my return home to New Zealand after a 4 month overseas campaign.

Christchurch have made us proud

14 September 2011

One of the exciting things about an Olympic Team is the impact it has on the country. The New Zealand Olympic Team of 200 athletes and 100 support staff are from all over the country.

Christchurch hosting the official welcome home

14 September 2011

Today I was lucky to be able to go home to Christchurch for the day for a New Zealand Olympic Committee function where it was announced that Christchurch would be hosting the official welcome home

Christchurch to host welcome home

14 September 2011

OLYMPIC SUPPORT FOR CHRISTCHURCH The people of Christchurch were given a major boost today with the news that the garden city will host the official Welcome Home Event of the New Zealand Olympic Team after the London Olympic Games next year. Olympic athletes Alison Shanks (cycling), Valerie Adams (athletics) and Mahe Drysdale (rowing) have already pledged their support.

Isle of Man Commonwealth Youth Games Closed

14 September 2011

The 2011 Isle of Man Commonwealth Youth Games has officially closed with a ceremony and lively athletes' party to mark the end of the fourth Commonwealth Youth Games. A 1500-strong audience of athletes, officials and VIPs, were treated to a 30-minute show, before speeches from David Cretney, the Isle of Man Government’s Minister for Community, Culture and Leisure, and President of the Commonwealth Games Federation the Hon. Michael Fennell.

Russia NZ MOU to Benefit Sport and Business

13 September 2011

The New Zealand Olympic Committee has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Russia which signals a commitment to connect the two countries through sport and the Olympic Movement. A meeting between Olympic and government representatives today preceded the signing of the agreement by Deputy Prime Minister of Russia His Excellency Alexander Zhukov and President of the New Zealand Olympic Committee Mike Stanley. New Zealand and Russian business, athletes, sport and education will benefit from this new phase in cooperation.

Isle of Man NZ 4th on medal table

13 September 2011

The Isle of Man Commonwealth Youth Games has concluded with New Zealand coming in fourth on the medals table. New Zealand finished with a total of 20 medals including six gold, six silver and eight bronze. The Games proved a success for New Zealand swimmers who picked up most of New Zealand’s medals.