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New Zealand rowing eight team, Munich, 1972

New Zealand rowing eight team, Munich, 1972

The rowing eight team celebrates New Zealand's only gold medal of the 1972 Munich Olympics. The race and medal ceremony were held at Feldmoching on the outskirts of Munich. It was the first Olympic ceremony where 'God defend New Zealand' was played instead of 'God save the Queen'.

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Joseph Romanos, 'Olympic and Commonwealth games - Rowing, athletics and hockey – late 1960s and 1970s at the Olympics', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 June 2024)

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