Story: Government and sport

Jack Lovelock and Michael Joseph Savage, 1936

Jack Lovelock and Michael Joseph Savage, 1936

New Zealand runner Jack Lovelock meets Prime Minister Michael Joseph Savage. After his triumphant win in the 1,500 metres at the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games, Lovelock was invited back to New Zealand as a guest of the government. He toured the main centres, talking and giving gentle demonstrations of his track style. He also visited his home town of Timaru. However, he turned down offers to remain in New Zealand.

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National Library of New Zealand, Papers Past
Reference: Evening Post, 7 November, 1936, p.17

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David Green, 'Government and sport - Support for high-performance sport', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 June 2024)

Story by David Green, published 5 Sep 2013