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On the way to a hockey gold, Montreal, 1976

On the way to a hockey gold, Montreal, 1976

New Zealand hockey players celebrate after a 2–1 victory over the Netherlands at the Montreal Olympics, in 1976. The win meant New Zealand qualified for the final against Australia. New Zealand beat the Australian favourites 1–0 in the final to bring home the gold medal.

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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 17 June 2024)

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