New Zealand at the Commonwealth Games
at the Commonwealth Games
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Since the first in 1930, New Zealand has competed in all 20 editions of the Commonwealth Games and has won a total of 609 medals including 144 gold.
The New Zealand Olympic Committee (known as The New Zealand Olympic and Commonwealth Games Association prior to 1994) is the body in New Zealand responsible for selecting Athletes to represent New Zealand at the Commonwealth Games. The NZOC is a member of the Commonwealth Games Federation.
New Zealand has hosted the Games three times:
- 1950 British Empire Games – Auckland
- 1974 British Commonwealth Games – Christchurch
- 1990 Commonwealth Games – Auckland
Historically, New Zealand has generally been 4th or 5th, though was up to 3rd (1950 & 1962), and down to 11th (1970 & 2010) and 9th (2006). At the first games in 1930, New Zealand's 4th position was ahead of Australia at 5th. At the conclusion of the 2010 Commonwealth Games, New Zealand has earned 144 gold medals, 203 silver medals and 262 bronze medals. In the all-time medal tally New Zealand is ranked 5th behind Australia, England, Canada and India.
Host country (New Zealand)
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Events in bold featured at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Notable competitors for New Zealand include Greg Yelavich in sports shooting, who has won 11 medals at 6 games from 1986 to 2006. Rowan Brassey has also competed at 6 games, and has won 3 medals in lawn bowls. Gary Anderson won 3 golds, 2 silvers and 3 bronze medals for New Zealand in cycling. Athlete Valerie Adams has won the most gold medals (5) of any New Zealand competitor.
- "New Zealand Commonwealth Games History". Retrieved 25 April 2011.
- New Zealand at the Commonwealth Games
- Athletics in the 1966 Encyclopaedia of New Zealand has a paragraph on each Olympiad and Empire Games to 1964
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