Olympic Park ‘big build’ nears completion

22 July 2011

In the past three years, workforces of over 40,000 have dedicated themselves to the Olympic Park and Village ‘Big Build’ Project. Vast areas of East London have now been transformed, and with five venues already complete, the workforce has been reduced to 10,989 as LOCOG now approach the end of the construction stage.

Moa announces NZ Olympic support

22 July 2011

Moa Beer announces New Zealand Olympic support Premier Kiwi craft brewer wins Olympic sponsorship deal Moa Beer has signed on as the official beer of the New Zealand Olympic team and will be supporting the team to the hilt as it prepares for the 2012 London Olympics taking place in exactly one year’s time. Founder Josh Scott says it’s all about Kiwis supporting Kiwis.

NZOC part of new high performance sport board

22 July 2011

NZOC board members announced as part of new high performance sport board. The board for High Performance Sport New Zealand has now been announced, by Minister of Sport and Recreation Murray McCully, which includes New Zealand Olympic Committee (NZOC) member Simon Wickham and President Mike Stanley.

Proud to be a New Zealander

20 July 2011

I'm very proud to be a New Zealander who used to row. New Zealand's Rowing crews have performed with top marks again overseas against stiff international competition.

We can’t wait

19 July 2011

Since our last trip to Europe we have had a busy 5 weeks training in NZ towards our big event for the year...Weymouth and Portland International Regatta (Olympic Test Event).

Amazing opportunity to be involved in Olympic sports

18 July 2011

I’ve recently been elected as a member of the International Olympic Committee which is an amazing opportunity for me to be involved in Olympic sports at the highest level.

Anticipation is building

18 July 2011

I’m looking forward to flying out to London again very shortly where I’ll be seeing how the Olympic plans are progressing.

London 2012 on track to be broadcast to NZ

15 July 2011

The fifth venue in the Olympic Park, The International Broadcast Centre (IBC), is now complete and with one year to go, five of the six venues on the site have now finished construction. The new centre will be part of the new media hub which includes the Main Press Centre and a dedicated retail, leisure and catering area just for accredited press and broadcasters. The New Zealand media will join over 20,000 photographers, print journalists and broadcasters who will be reporting back to the homeland 24 hours a day.

Olympic Park ‘big build’ gets women into construction

15 July 2011

As the Olympic Park and Village ‘big build’ nears completion, the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) has recognised the contribution of over one thousand women that have worked on site to help deliver the project on time and within budget.

Youth Ambassador will join our CWYG Team

14 July 2011

Sarah has been selected as one of 29 Young ambassadors from around the world to represent NZ at the Youth Winter Olympic Games in Innsbruck next January. This is an exciting opportunity for both her and for New Zealand and she is joining the Commonwealth Games Youth team to Isle of Man on her way back from the induction conference in Innsbruck, immediately before the Commonwealth Youth Games. Sarah van Ballekom is the 2011/2012 Youth Ambassador for our New Zealand Olympic Committee. Her role offers athlete support and encouragement.

When you hit the track, the track always wins

14 July 2011

With less than 400 days until the kick off of the London Olympic Games I have to say I’m slightly disappointed not to have nailed the 4.07 qualifying mark set by the New Zealand Olympic Committee.

CISNOC gets help from NZOC Finance Manager

12 July 2011

In early July New Zealand Olympic Committee Finance Manager, Lee Frew, embarked on a five day working session with the Cook Islands National Olympic Committee (CISNOC) as part of the Olympic Solidarity programme that supports National Olympic Committees in need. Solidarity provided funds for a Finance Session at CISNOC where Frew had drafted a programme session of an overview on Financial Best Practice for the exchange which included working closely with CISNOC Executives and staff.