100 years ago, we sent our first athletes to an Olympic games. This year, our 1000th Olympian will wear the silver fern. Their success makes us proud to be New Zealanders and inspires us to achieve in all that we do as a nation – join us as we celebrate 100 years of New Zealand Olympic history. Read More
Be inspired by the stories behind New Zealand's Olympians
Neroli Fairhall's athletic career appeared to be finished when she was paralysed from the waist down following a motorbike accident. Undeterred, she took up archery, competing while seated in a wheelchair.
Jack Lovelock was one of the greatest figures in the history of athletics and has set world records for both the 1500m and mile and Olympic.