For the 1908 Games in London and the 1912 Games in Stockholm, New Zealand athletes teamed up with Australian competitors to compete under the banner 'Australasia'. The first Olympic medal ever won by a New Zealander was as an 'Australasian' representative. Harry Kerr won a bronze medal for the 3500 metres walk in 1908. New Zealand's first Olympic gold medallist was swimmer Malcolm Champion. Champion was a member of the Australasian 4x200 metre relay team which won the gold at Stockholm in 1912, breaking the world record. Another New Zealander at Stockholm, Anthony Wilding from Canterbury, won bronze in the men's tennis singles.

Sports Attended at London 1908