6 August

Lovelock wins 1500-m gold at Berlin

1936 Lovelock wins 1500-m gold at Berlin

Jack Lovelock won New Zealand’s first Olympic athletics gold medal at the 1936 Berlin Olympics in a race witnessed by 120,000 spectators – including Adolf Hitler. Read more...
Valerie Adams wins second Olympic gold

2012 Valerie Adams wins second Olympic gold

Valerie Adams was awarded a gold medal for the shot put at the London Olympic games. However, it was awarded a week after the competition took place, after the intial winner was disqualified for testing positive for an anabolic steroid. Read more...