John Davies (athlete)
|Representing New Zealand|
|Bronze||1964 Tokyo||1500 metres|
|Silver||1962 Perth||1 mile|
After retiring from competitive running he started coaching middle and long distance athletes, including 1976 Olympic 5000m silver medallist Dick Quax, 1992 Olympic Marathon bronze medallist Lorraine Moller and 1996 Olympic 800m finalist Toni Hodgkinson.
In October 2000, Davies succeeded Sir David Beattie to become the NZOC president. In 2003 he was awarded the Leonard Cuff medal by the International Olympic Academy for promoting olympism, only weeks before he died.
- "Olympic idealist". New Zealand Listener. Retrieved 27 June 2012.
- Page with Photo at Sporting Heroes
- New Zealand Olympic Committee announcement of his death
- Biography at New Zealand Olympic Committee website
- New Zealand Herald report on his death
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