Sailing at the Olympics

Sailing is something that New Zealand has done well in at previous Olympic Games, and this year 15 athletes will be competing in sailing events for New Zealand at the London 2012 Olympic Games. You can read about them here and more about what will be happening in the sailing events in London here.

Did you know that Barbara Kendall is the only woman in NZ to have competed at 5 Olympic Games? She competed in boardsailing and has won a gold, a silver and a bronze medal. Tom Ashley also won a gold medal in boardsailing at the last Olymics, in Beijing. 

For more facts about the Olympics and some fun games have a look at this site here.

Make sure you come along to the library for our free school holiday activities all about Paralympics and Olympics 2012.  Meet a Paralympian and try out their special sporting equipment!  For more information phone 499 4444 or visit us online.

If you are interested in some books about sailing or New Zealand sailors have a look at the ones below!

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  1. Anonymous 13 August, 2012 / 4:30 pm

    you need more infomation on you website about SAILING!

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