Paul MacDonald (left) and Ian Ferguson (right) won the K2 500-metre flatwater canoeing event at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. The highly respected Soviet and East German canoeists did not compete due to an Eastern Bloc boycott of the games. However, the Kiwis had already proved themselves against these opponents in earlier European competitions. MacDonald and Ferguson won gold again in the K2 500 metres at the Seoul Olympics in 1988.
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