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Olympic Legends

OLYMPIC LEGENDS

The book of New Zealand’s Olympic medallists’

This unique ‘centennial celebration’ book truly represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to obtain the original signatures of New Zealand’s Olympic medallists going back six decades.

This small country (4 million population) of New Zealand had won 116 medals through Olympic history by 2004. Ninety-nine medallists remained alive and this book contains the original signatures of 97. The collection feat can never be replicated.

The signatures begin with Yvette Williams and Jean Stewart from the 1952 Olympics and move through six decades, to the modern Olympians. Look for Peter Snell, John Walker and Murray Halberg – and Russell Coutts, David Tua and Mark Todd. Plus the most successful New Zealand Olympians of all, Ian Ferguson and Paul MacDonald. Plus the moderns, such as the Evers-Swindell sisters and Hamish Carter. Just to name a few …

To achieve a medal in the Olympic cauldron that measures the best in the world is a mighty achievement. Yet sadly, the deeds of many of the men and women who have climbed this pinnacle have become lost in the mists of time. Once in a while, there is an event that is very, very special to New Zealanders. This is one.

There is probably no country in the world – based on achievements per capita – that can match New Zealand’s Olympic record through history. ‘Olympic Legends’ contains the stories of how 116 medals were won through history (until 2004) and what each of the medallists had done or did with their lives subsequently.

The book is beautifully illustrated, beginning with historic photos from the first success almost a century ago and moving through to the brilliant full-colour photography of today.

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 A Wonderful Presentation

  • This certified numbered copy comes complete with pledge of authenticity concerning the near-100 original signatures signed by the Olympians.
  • The beautiful presentation is completed in shellcase, silver-blocked on front and spine, with ribbon marker bound into the case to lift out the book.
Once-in-a lifetime opportunity
It’s all about quality – and quantity
The beautiful presentation is completed in shellcase, silver-blocked on front and spine, with ribbon marker bound into the case to lift out your book
 

This is an investment in New Zealand’s Olympic heritage
Superb leather-look, padded & boxed presentation
Additionally, original signatures of the world’s leading sports stars are acknowledged as valuable, tradeable assets that tend to appreciate over time, similar to fine art, antiques and rare cars
Certificate of authenticity
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Ideal Christmas, birthday or corporate gift

All of the players have signed each individual book!

ACKERLEY, PAUL Hockey: Gold, 1976 Montreal; ARCHIBALD, JEFF Hockey: Gold, 1976 Montreal; ANDERSON, GARY Track cycling: Bronze, 1992 Barcelona, individual pursuit; BALLINGER, IAN Shooting: Bronze, 1968 Mexico City, smallbore rifle; BARRY, KEVIN Boxing: Silver, 1984 Los Angeles, light-heavyweight; BENNIE, ANDREW Equestrian: Bronze, 1988 Seoul, mixed team eventing; BIRD, ANDREW (cox),  Rowing: Bronze, 1988 Seoul, coxed fours; BORREN, THUR  Hockey: Gold,  1976 Montreal; BRAMWELL, GRANT Canoeing, flatwater: Gold, 1984 Los Angeles, K4 1000m; CARTER, HAMISH Triathlon: Gold, 2004 Athens; CHAMBERLAIN, MARISE Athletics: Bronze,  1964 Tokyo, 800m; CHESNEY, ALAN Hockey: Gold,  1976 Montreal; CLARK, SALLY Equestrian: Silver, 1996 Atlanta, individual mixed eventing; COBERGER, ANNELIS Skiing: Silver, 1992 Winter Olympics,  Albertville, France, slalom; COLE, WARREN Rowing: Gold, 1968 Mexico City, coxed fours; COLLINGE, ROSS Rowing: Gold, 1968 Mexico City, coxed  fours. Silver, 1972 Munich, coxless fours; CHRISTENSEN, JOHN Hockey: Gold, 1976 Montreal; COUTTS, RUSSELL Sailing: Gold, 1984 Los Angeles, single-handed dinghy, Finn; COWIE, DON Sailing: Silver, 1992 Barcelona, two-person keelboat open, Star; CROPP, JACK Sailing: Gold, 1956 Melbourne, 12m (later became Sharpie class); CUTLER, JOHN Sailing: Bronze, 1988 Seoul, single-handed dinghy, Finn; DAVIS, ROD Sailing: Silver, 1992 Barcelona, two-person keelboat open, Star; DAYMAN, GREG Hockey: Gold,  1976 Montreal; DICKIE, SIMON (cox) Rowing: Gold, 1968 Mexico City,  coxed fours. Gold, 1972 Munich, eights.  Bronze, 1976 Montreal, eights; DIGNAN, PETER Rowing: Bronze, 1976 Montreal, eights; DIXON, ROD Athletics: Bronze, 1972 Munich, 1500m; DOCHERTY, BEVAN Triathlon: Silver, 2004 Athens; EARL, ATHOL  Rowing: Gold, 1972 Munich, eights.  Bronze, 1976 Montreal, eights; EGNOT, LESLIE  Sailing: Silver, 1992 Barcelona, double-handed dinghy, 470; EVERS-SWINDELL, CAROLINE Rowing: Gold, 2004 Athens, double sculls; EVERS-SWINDELL, GEORGINA Rowing: Gold, 2004 Athens,  double sculls; FERGUSON, IAN Canoeing, flatwater: Gold, 1984 Los Angeles, K1 500m; Gold, K2 500m; Gold, K4 1000m. Gold, 1988 Seoul, K2 500m; Silver, K2 1000m; FOUHY, BEN Canoeing, flatwater: Silver,  2004 Athens, K1 1000m; GILLESPIE, JOHN Hockey: Gold,  1976 Montreal; HALBERG, MURRAY Athletics: Gold,  1960 Rome, 5000m; HANNEN, LYNLEY Rowing: Bronze,  1988 Seoul, coxless pairs; HOLLISTER, BRETT (cox) Rowing: Bronze, 1984 Los Angeles, coxed fours; HUNTER, JOHN  Rowing: Gold,  1972 Munich, eights; HURT, TONY Rowing: Gold, 1972 Munich, eights.  Bronze, 1976 Montreal, eights; INESON, TONY Hockey: Gold, 1976 Montreal; JEFFERIS, Vaughn Equestrian: Bronze, 1996 Atlanta, mixed team eventing; JOHNSTON, GREG Rowing: Bronze, 1988 Seoul, coxed fours; JOYCE, DICK Rowing: Gold, 1968 Mexico City, coxed fours. Gold, 1972 Munich, eights; KENDALL, BARBARA Sailing: Gold, 1992 Barcelona, lechner board. Silver, 1996 Atlanta, Mistral board. Bronze, 2000 Sydney, Mistral board; KENDALL, BRUCE Sailing: Gold, 1988 Seoul, board. Bronze, 1984 Los Angeles, windglider board; KEYS, GEORGE Rowing: Bronze, 1988 Seoul, coxed fours; KINGSMAN, PAUL Swimming: Bronze, 1988 Seoul, 200m backstroke; KNIGHTON, MARGARET Equestrian: Bronze, 1988 Seoul, mixed team eventing; LATTA, VICTORIA Equestrian: Silver, 1992 Barcelona, mixed team eventing. Bronze, 1996 Atlanta; LAWTON, KEVIN Rowing: Bronze, 1984 Los Angeles, coxed fours; LOADER, DANYON Swimming: Gold, 1996 Atlanta, 200m freestyle; Gold, 400m freestyle. Silver, 1992 Barcelona, 200m butterfly; MacDONALD, PAUL Canoeing, flatwater: Gold, 1984 Los Angeles,  K2 500m; Gold, K4 1000m. Gold, 1988 Seoul,  K2 500m; Silver, K2 1000m; Bronze, K1 500m; McINTOSH, AARON  Sailing: Bronze, 2000 Sydney, Mistral board; McINTYRE, ALAN  Hockey: Gold, 1976 Montreal; McLEAN, ALEX Rowing: Bronze, 1976 Montreal, eights; MABBOTT, BARRIE Rowing: Bronze, 1984 Los Angeles, coxed fours; MAGEE, BARRY Athletics: Bronze,  1960 Rome, marathon; MAISTER, BARRY  Hockey: Gold,  1976 Montreal; MAISTER, SELWYN  Hockey: Gold,  1976 Montreal; MANNING, TREVOR Hockey: Gold,  1976 Montreal; MOLLER, LORRAINE Athletics: Bronze, 1992 Barcelona, marathon; MONK, CRAIG Sailing: Bronze, 1992 Barcelona, single-handed dinghy, Finn; MOSSE, ANTHONY Swimming: Bronze, 1988 Seoul, 200m butterfly; NICHOLSON, ANDREW  Equestrian: Silver, 1992 Barcelona, mixed team eventing. Bronze, 1996 Atlanta; O’BRIEN, SHANE  Rowing: Gold, 1984 Los Angeles, coxless four; O’CONNELL, LES Rowing: Gold, 1984 Los Angeles, coxless four; PARKIN, ARTHUR Hockey: Gold,  1976 Montreal; PATEL, MOHAN  Hockey: Gold,  1976 Montreal; PATEL, RAMESH  Hockey: Gold,  1976 Montreal; PAYNE, NICOLA Rowing: Bronze,  1988 Seoul, coxless pairs; POTTINGER, TINKS Equestrian: Bronze, 1988 Seoul, mixed team eventing; QUAX, DICK  Athletics: Silver,  1976 Montreal, 5000m; ROBERTSON, CONRAD    Rowing: Gold, 1984 Los Angeles, coxless four; ROBERTSON, GARY  Rowing: Gold,  1972 Munich, eights; RODGER, DAVE Rowing: Bronze, 1976 Montreal, eights; RYAN, MIKE Athletics: Bronze,  1968 Mexico City, marathon; SELLERS, REX  Sailing: Gold, 1984 Los Angeles, mixed open multihull, Tornado. Silver, 1988 Seoul; SHEARER, JAN  Sailing: Silver, 1992 Barcelona,  double-handed dinghy, 470; SNELL, PETER Athletics: Gold, 1960 Rome, 800m. Gold, 1964 Tokyo, 800m; Gold, 1500m; STOREY, DUDLEY Rowing: Gold, 1968 Mexico, coxed fours. Silver, 1972 Munich, coxless fours; SUTHERLAND, IVAN Rowing: Bronze, 1976 Montreal, eights; SYMON, DON Rowing: Bronze, 1984 Los Angeles, coxed fours; TAIT, BLYTH Equestrian: Silver, 1992 Barcelona, mixed team eventing. Bronze, individual mixed eventing. Gold, 1996 Atlanta, indiv; Bronze, team; THOMPSON, ALAN Canoeing, flatwater: Gold, 1984 Los Angeles,  K1 1000m; Gold, K4 1000m; TODD, MARK Equestrian: Gold, 1984 Los Angeles, individual mixed eventing. Gold, 1988 Seoul, individual; Bronze, team. Bronze, 2000 Sydney, individual; TONG, ROSS Rowing: Bronze, 1984  Los Angeles, coxed fours; TONKS, DICK Rowing: Silver, 1972  Munich, coxless fours; TRASK, KEITH  Rowing: Gold, 1984  Los Angeles, coxless four; TUA, DAVID Boxing: Bronze, 1992  Barcelona, heavyweight; VELDMAN, WYBO  Rowing: Gold, 1972 Munich, eights; VERDONK, ERIC Rowing: Bronze, 1988  Seoul, single sculls; WADDELL, ROB Rowing: Gold, 2000  Sydney, single sculls; WALKER, JOHN Athletics: Gold,  1976 Montreal, 1500m; WELLS, EARLE  Sailing: Gold, 1964 Tokyo,  Flying Dutchman; WHITE, CHRIS Rowing: Bronze, 1988 Seoul, coxed fours; WILLIAMS, YVETTE  Athletics: Gold, 1952  Helsinki, long jump; WRIGHT, IAN Rowing: Bronze, 1988 Seoul, coxed fours.

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