Story: Canterbury region

Winning gold, 1974

The Christchurch Commonwealth Games of 1974 were a great success, becoming known as ‘the friendly games’. There were many highlights for New Zealand sports fans.

Watch the last few seconds of the 10,000 metres race, won by New Zealander Dick Tayler.

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John Wilson, 'Canterbury region - Sport and leisure', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 September 2023)

Story by John Wilson, reviewed & revised 6 Jul 2015