Story: Olympic and Commonwealth games

Dick Tayler, Christchurch, 1974

Runner Dick Tayler's victory in the 10,000 metres on the opening day of the 1974 Commonwealth Games created a sensation. His visible and infectious elation became almost as famous as his run.

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Joseph Romanos, 'Olympic and Commonwealth games - New Zealand as the Commonwealth Games host', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 June 2024)

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