New Zealand at the 1976 Summer Olympics

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New Zealand at the Olympic Games

Flag of New Zealand
IOC code  NZL
NOC New Zealand Olympic Committee
Website www.olympic.org.nz
At the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal
Competitors 87
Flag bearer David Aspin (wrestling)
Medals
Rank: 18
Gold
2
Silver
1
Bronze
1
Total
4
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games

*with Australia as Australasia

Winter Games

New Zealand competed at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Canada. The New Zealand Olympic Committee was represented by 87 athletes and 29 officials. Flag bearer at the opening ceremony was wrestler David Aspin.

In protest at a tour of South Africa by the All Blacks team early in the year, Congo's official Jean Claude Ganga led a boycott of 28 African nations as the IOC refused to bar the New Zealand team.[1] Some of the nations (including Morocco, Cameroon and Egypt) had already participated however, as the teams only withdrew after the first day. From Southern and Central Africa, only Senegal and Ivory Coast took part. Both Iraq and Guyana also opted to join the Congolese-led boycott. For the full list of boycotting countries, see 1976 Summer Olympics#Boycotting countries

Medalists[edit]

Gold medal.svg Gold[edit]

Silver medal.svg Silver[edit]

Bronze medal.svg Bronze[edit]

Results by event[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Men's 800 metres

  • Heat — 1:47.63
  • Semi Final — did not start (→ did not advance)

Men's Marathon

Men's Competition

Women's Competition

Boxing[edit]

Men's Light-Welterweight (64 kg):

Men's Welterweight (69 kg):

Canoeing[edit]

Men's Competition

Cycling[edit]

Men's Individual Road Race

Men's 4.000m Individual Pursuit

Equestrian[edit]

Jumping Competition

Hockey[edit]

Men's Team Competition[edit]

  • Preliminary Round (Group B)
  • Tied with West Germany (1-1)
  • Tied with Spain (1-1)
  • Defeated Belgium (2-1)
  • Lost to Pakistan (2-4)
  • Replay: Defeated Spain (1-0)
  • Semi Finals
  • Defeated the Netherlands (1-2)
  • Final
  • Defeated Australia (0-1) → Med 1.png Gold Medal
  • Team Roster

Swimming[edit]

Men's Competition

Women's Competition

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/media/photo/montreal-olympics-boycott