Kōrero: Olympic and Commonwealth games

Russell Coutts, Los Angeles, 1984

Russell Coutts, Los Angeles, 1984

New Zealand sailor Russell Coutts (left) has his gear weighed after the final race of the Finn class at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. In the Finn class each sailor's gear needed to weigh under 20 kilograms. On first weighing, Coutts's wet gear was marginally over this limit and he faced disqualification. His gear was dried out, rearranged and weighed twice more, finally coming in under 20 kilograms. Only then was he awarded the gold medal.

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New Zealand Olympic Museum – He Pataka Taumahekeheke, New Zealand Olympic Committee

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Joseph Romanos, 'Olympic and Commonwealth games - On the water – the 1980s at the Olympics', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/37912/russell-coutts-los-angeles-1984 (accessed 17 September 2021)

He kōrero nā Joseph Romanos, i tāngia i te 5 Sep 2013, reviewed & revised 16 Sep 2016