Prime Ministers Olympic Gala Dinner

13 May 2011

On 11 August 2011 the nation’s business leaders will again have the opportunity to engage with the nation’s decision makers and high profile Olympic and Commonwealth athletes at the second Prime Minister’s Olympic Gala Dinner.

Chef de Mission Says 'No Surprises' for Team

12 May 2011

Chef de Mission Dave Currie departs for London this evening ahead of his first site visit to the Olympic Host City. Top of the agenda for Currie and his team understanding the environment to ensure there are no surprises for athletes at games time. “We’re all about performance,” said Currie. “This site visit is about the operations and logistics of the London Olympic Games and developing critical relationships with organisers. “Our role is to provide an environment that enables athletes to deliver their potential. There can be no surprises.”

Support Structures Vital to Athlete Success

12 May 2011

Olympic representatives reinforced the need for strong support structures around athlete at the New Zealand Olympic Committee’s 99th General Assembly that took place yesterday in Wellington. The General Assembly offered sport leaders the opportunity to share their views on the changing high performance environment and what it takes for New Zealand to succeed on the world’s stage.

Olympic Forum for NZ Sporting Success

10 May 2011

The New Zealand Olympic Committee is inviting leaders of Olympic and Commonwealth Sport to share their views on what is needed to succeed in today’s high performance environment. Olympic Ambassador and Olympic Athletes’ Commission Member Barbara Kendall will lead a panel discussion that will take place at the New Zealand Olympic Committee’s General Assembly tomorrow (Wed 11 May). She will be joined on the panel by Bike NZ High Performance Director Mark Elliott and Netball New Zealand CEO Raelene Castle.

New Zealand Inspiration for New Campaign

28 April 2011

New Zealanders are being asked to share their proudest moments with the New Zealand Olympic Team and inspire our athletes as they head to the London Olympic Games. The campaign for the 2012 Games was launched in Auckland today by Chef de Mission Dave Currie who said athletes would draw on the success of our nation to make them proud and achieve their goals. “New Zealand has a proud Olympic history, but we also have incredible success in the arts, business, music and science. This campaign is about making our athletes proud and inspiring them to succeed.

Black Cab en Route to Games Launch

28 April 2011

Aucklanders will catch a glimpse of what’s ahead for the New Zealand Olympic team as a traditional London Black Cab takes to the city streets this morning. The cab, with double gold medallist swimmer Danyon Loader at the wheel, is sporting the silver fern and features signage asking New Zealanders to share their proudest moment with the Olympic team.

Olympic Park and Athletes village workforce reaches 12000

26 April 2011

The workforce on the London 2012 Olympic Park and Athletes’ Village has reached 12,635 as the ‘big build’ nears completion. The Olympic Park and Village construction is being carried out on time and within budget by a dedicated and hardworking team in London. The workforce have completed construction on the Olympic Stadium and Velodrome and are on track to finish all the main venues and infrastructure this summer, ready for Test Events ahead of the Games. New Zealand Olympic Team Chef de Mission Dave Currie is delighted that preparations for the London Games are on schedule.

On Track to London

24 April 2011

First brand new London 2012 venue opens

20 April 2011

Lee Valley White Water Centre, the only brand new London 2012 venue has opened. Lee White Water Valley Centre will host the Canoe Slalom competition during next year's Olympic Games, hosting five days of action across four events. The venue officially opens to the public on Friday 22 April, and will enable thousands of people to experience the same white water rapids that the world’s leading athletes will face at the London 2012 Games.

Last tile laid in the London 2012 Aquatics Centre

19 April 2011

The final tile in the Aquatics Centre competition pool has been laid. More than 180,000 tiles line the 50m competition and training pools and the diving pool. The competition and diving pools will now be filled, the 50m training pool has already been filled.