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Athletes on the voyage to Los Angeles, 1932 (1st of 2)

Athletes on the voyage to Los Angeles, 1932

Members of the New Zealand Olympic team exercise on board the Monowai, bound for the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics. In the days before long-distance air travel, New Zealand athletes faced lengthy sea voyages to reach the games. Maintaining fitness while on board ship was a challenge.

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Joseph Romanos, 'Olympic and Commonwealth games - The early days of the Olympics', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 June 2024)

Story by Joseph Romanos, published 5 Sep 2013, updated 1 Jun 2023