|Birth name||Donald Carthew Oliver|
|Born||16 April 1937|
|Died||26 February 1996 (aged 58)|
Auckland, New Zealand
|Height||1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)|
|Weight||124 kg (273 lb; 19 st 7 lb)|
He won the gold medal at the 1966 British Empire and Commonwealth Games in the men's 110 kg division. At the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games he won the silver medal in the same division.
He represented New Zealand at three Olympic Games in the heavyweight division. Competing at the 1960, 1964 and 1968 Games his best result was eighth at the 1968 Summer Olympics.
Oliver was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the 1981 Queen's Birthday Honours for services to weightlifting and the community. He owned six gyms in Auckland and started his own brand of fitness equipment. He was a personal trainer to several All Blacks, including Michael Jones, Eroni Clarke, Va'aiga Tuigamala and Craig Dowd.
- Profile at sports-reference.com Archived 2012-10-24 at the Wayback Machine
- Profile at the New Zealand Olympic Committee website
- Logan, Innes (25 February 1996). "Cancer blow for weightlifting Don". Sunday News. p. 53.
- The Aucklander - Grapple skills turn rivals upside down
- "Former weightlifting champ dies". The Dominion. 27 February 1996. p. 22.
| Lonsdale Cup of the New Zealand Olympic Committee
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