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1974 British Commonwealth Games

The 1974 British Commonwealth Games were held in Christchurch, New Zealand from 24 January to 2 February 1974. [1]

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Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand Limited is the national airline and flag carrier of New Zealand.

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Alex McIntosh (bowls)

Alex McIntosh was a former lawn bowler born on 24 May 1936.

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Alister Allan

Alister Millar "Jock" Allan, born 28 January 1944 in Freuchie, Fife, Scotland is an Olympic medal-winning Scottish rifleman who represented Great Britain at five Olympics between 1968 and 1992 (1972 and 1980 excepted).

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Amrik Singh

Amrik Singh (1948 – June 6, 1984) was the President of the Sikh Students Federation He was killed in the army operation in Golden Temple, Amritsar, on June 6, 1984.

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Ayub Kalule

Ayub Kalule (born 6 January 1954) is a retired boxer from Uganda, who first came to prominence when he won the Amateur World Welterweight Title at the inaugural 1974 World Championships in Havana, Cuba.

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Becky Smith

Rebecca Gwendolyn Smith (born June 3, 1959), later known by her married name Becky Wiber, is a Canadian former medley and butterfly swimmer who won the bronze medal in the women's 400-metre individual medley at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Canada, finishing behind East German Ulrike Tauber (gold) and her Canadian teammate Cheryl Gibson (silver).

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Beverley Whitfield

Beverley Joy Whitfield (15 June 1954 – 20 August 1996) was an Australian breaststroke swimmer of the 1970s, who won a gold medal in the 200-metre breaststroke at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich.

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Beverly Boys

Beverly Boys (born July 4, 1951) is a retired diver from Canada, who represented her native country in three consecutive Summer Olympics, starting in 1968.

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Bill Mahony

William Victor Mahony (born September 16, 1949) is a former breaststroke swimmer who represented Canada in multiple international championships from 1966 to 1974, including two Summer Olympics, the Pan American Games, and two Commonwealth Games.

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Blair Stockwell

Blair Goldesbrough Stockwell (born 17 December 1949) is a former racing cyclist from New Zealand.

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Boxing

Boxing is a martial art and combat sport in which two people throw punches at each other, usually with gloved hands.

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Brad Cooper

Bradford Paul Cooper (born 19 July 1954) is an Australian former freestyle and backstroke swimmer of the 1970s, who won a gold medal in the 400 m freestyle at the 1972 Summer Olympics.

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Brian Brinkley

Brian Brinkley (born 28 December 1953) is an English former competitive swimmer who represented Great Britain in the Olympic Games, FINA world championships and European championships, and England in the Commonwealth Games, during the 1970s.

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Brian Marsden (weightlifter)

Brian Marsden is a weightlifter from New Zealand.

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Brian Phillips (swimmer)

Brian Phillips (born March 30, 1954) is a Canadian former competitive swimmer who won four medals in major international championship events during the early 1970s.

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British Royal Family

The British Royal Family is the family group of close relatives of the monarch of the United Kingdom.

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Bruce Cameron (weightlifter)

Bruce George Cameron (born) is a former weightlifter for New Zealand.

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Bruce Robertson (swimmer)

Bruce Richard Robertson, CM (born April 27, 1953) is a former freestyle and butterfly swimmer from Canada, who competed for his native country at two consecutive Summer Olympics, starting in 1972 in Munich.

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Byron MacDonald

Arthur Byron MacDonald (born July 23, 1950) is a former swimmer who represented Canada in the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany.

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Christchurch

Christchurch (Ōtautahi) is the largest city in the South Island of New Zealand, and the country's third-most populous urban area.

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Cindy Shatto

Cindy Shatto (June 16, 1957 – October 2, 2011) was a Canadian diver.

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Clyde Sefton

Kevin "Clyde" Sefton (born 20 January 1951) is a former road racing cyclist from Australia, who was a professional rider from 1982 to 1983.

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Colin Cunningham (swimmer)

Colin Cunningham (born 15 September 1954) is a retired freestyle and backstroke swimmer from Great Britain, who represented his native country at the 1972 Summer Olympics.

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Color television

Color television is a television transmission technology that includes information on the color of the picture, so the video image can be displayed in color on the television screen.

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Commonwealth Games

The Commonwealth Games (known as the British Empire Games from 1930–1950, the British Empire and Commonwealth Games from 1954–1966, and British Commonwealth Games from 1970–1974) is an international, multi-sport event involving athletes from the Commonwealth of Nations.

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David Aspin

David Anthony Aspin (born 24 June 1950), is a wrestler from Waiuku, New Zealand.

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David Baldwin (bowls)

David Baldwin (December 11, 1921 – 7 July 2012) is a former lawn bowls competitor for New Zealand.

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David Bryant

David James Bryant, CBE (born 27 October 1931), is a former three-time World (outdoors) singles bowls champion (in 1966, 1980 and 1988) and also a three-time World indoors singles champion (in 1979, 1980 and 1981).

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David Leigh (swimmer)

David Leigh (born 22 December 1956) is a British former swimmer who competed in the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Canada.

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David Wilkie (swimmer)

David Andrew Wilkie, MBE (born 8 March 1954) is a Scottish former competitive swimmer who was Olympic and Commonwealth Games champion in the 1970s.

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Derek Talbot

Derek Talbot MBE is a former English badminton player.

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Don Wagstaff

Don Wagstaff (born 24 July 1949) is an Australian former diver who competed in the 1968 Summer Olympics, in the 1972 Summer Olympics, and in the 1976 Summer Olympics.

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Donna Gurr

Donna-Marie Gurr, CM (born February 18, 1955) is a former swimmer from Canada, who competed backstroke and freestyle events at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany.

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Edmonton

Edmonton is the capital of the Canadian province of Alberta.

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Egon Beiler

Egon Beiler was born March 28, 1953 in Linz, Austria.

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Elizabeth II

Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary; born 21 April 1926) is the queen of 16 of the 53 member states in the Commonwealth of Nations.

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Ernie Crutchlow

Ernie Crutchlow (born 6 November 1948) is a former British cyclist.

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Fatai Ayinla

Fatai Ayinla-Adekunle (born May 6, 1939 in Ibadan, Oyo) is a retired amateur boxer from Nigeria, who is best known for winning the gold medal in the men's heavyweight division (+ 81 kg) at the 1973 All-Africa Games in Lagos, Nigeria.

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Flag of the Commonwealth of Nations

The flag of the Commonwealth of Nations is the official flag used by and representing the Commonwealth of Nations.

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Gail Amundrud

Gail Amundrud (born April 6, 1957) is a former competition freestyle swimmer from Canada.

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Gail Neall

Gail Neall (born 2 August 1955) is an Australian former medley swimmer who raced in the 1970s.

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Games '74

Games '74 is a 1974 New Zealand–made documentary film of the 1974 British Commonwealth Games, held in Christchurch, New Zealand from 24 January to 2 February 1974.

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Gary Knight (rugby player)

Gary Albert Knight (born 26 August 1951) is a former New Zealand rugby union player and amateur wrestler.

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Gary MacDonald (swimmer)

Gary Wayne MacDonald (born December 15, 1953) was a freestyle swimmer from Canada, who won a silver medal in the men's 4×100-metre medley relay at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal.

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Gary Sutton

Gary Sutton (born 27 March 1955) is Cycling Australia's head Women's Track Endurance cycling coach and a former professional racing cyclist.

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Geoff Cooke (cyclist)

Geoff Cooke (born 26 July 1944), is former BCF National Cycling Coach 1979 89.

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Gerald Hay

Gerald Hay (born 9 October 1946 in Canada) is a former Australian weightlifter.

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Gillian Gilks

Gillian Gilks (formerly Gillian Perrin, and later Gillian Goodwin; born 20 June 1950) is a former badminton player from England who won numerous major titles in all three events (singles, doubles, and mixed doubles) between the late 1960s and the mid-1980s.

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God Save the Queen

"God Save the Queen" (alternatively "God Save the King") is the national and/or royal anthem in a number of Commonwealth realms, their territories, and the British Crown Dependencies.

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Gordon Bertie

Gordon Bertie (born 20 August 1948) is a Canadian former wrestler who competed in the 1972 Summer Olympics and in the 1976 Summer Olympics.

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Gordon Ferris

Gordon Ferris (born 21 November 1952) is Northern Irish former heavyweight boxer who was both Irish and British champion in the early 1980s.

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Gordon Jolly

Gordon Jolly is a former lawn bowls competitor for New Zealand.

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Gordon Mackay

Gordon Mackay is a former wrestler from New Zealand.

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Graham May

Graham John May (died 23 December 2006) was a weightlifting competitor for New Zealand.

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Guard of honour

A guard of honour is a ceremonial event practiced in the military and sports throughout the Commonwealth of Nations as a mark of respect.

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Haka

The haka (plural is the same as singular: haka) is a traditional ancestral war cry, dance, or challenge from the Māori people of New Zealand.

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Harry Willsie

Harry Willsie (20 December 1928 – 3 January 2003) was a Canadian sports shooter.

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HMY Britannia

Her Majesty's Yacht Britannia is the former royal yacht of the British monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, in service from 1954 to 1997.

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Holden HQ

The Holden HQ series is a range of automobiles that was produced by Holden in Australia from 1971 to 1974.

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Holden New Zealand

Holden New Zealand Limited, formerly General Motors New Zealand Limited before 1994 is the sales subsidiary for General Motors in New Zealand.

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Ian Hallam

Ian Hallam (born 24 November 1948) was a British cyclist.

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Ian MacKenzie (swimmer)

Ian MacKenzie (born September 30, 1953) is a former competition swimmer who represented Canada at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany.

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Isaac Ikhouria

Isaac Ikhouria (born October 9, 1947) is a retired boxer from Nigeria, who is best known for winning a bronze medal at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany.

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Jamie Paulson

Jamie Paulson (born April 26, 1948 in Calgary) is a former Canadian badminton player who won national and international titles from the late 1960s to the mid-1970s.

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Jaynie Parkhouse

Jaynie Parkhouse (now Hudgell) (born 17 April 1956 in Cambridge, Waikato) is a retired female freestyle swimmer from New Zealand, who competed for her native country at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany.

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Jennifer Turrall

Jennifer Lynette Turrall (born 9 May 1960) is an Australian former competitive swimmer who won two medals in the 400-metre and 800-metre freestyle at the 1975 World Aquatics Championships.

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John Bolton (weightlifter)

John Arthur Bolton (born 22 June 1945) is a former weightlifter for New Zealand.

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John Evans (bowls)

John Charles Evans (born 24 March 1947 in Torquay) is an English former professional footballer and an international bowls player.

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John Kulasalu

John Kulasalu (born 1956) is a retired Australian swimmer who won a silver medal in the 4×200 m freestyle relay at the 1973 World Aquatics Championships.

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John McNiven

John McNiven (born 1935) is a Scottish weightlifter who competed at six Commonwealth Games, winning two bronze medals at the 1970 Commonwealth Games and the 1974 Commonwealth Games.

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John Nicholson (cyclist)

John Nicholson (born 22 June 1949) is a former cyclist from Australia.

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John Primrose (sport shooter)

John Nairn Primrose, born 28 May 1942 in Ottawa, is a Canadian trap shooter who competed at six Olympics from 1968 to 1992 (excluding 1980).

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John Somerville (bowls)

John Somerville is a former lawn bowls competitor for New Zealand.

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Jules Sobrian

Jules Sobrian (born January 22, 1935 in San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago), is a medical doctor, competitive marksman and author, who emigrated to Canada at the age of 21 and resides in Omemee, Ontario.

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Kerry Clark

For the minor league ice hockey player, see Kerry Clark (ice hockey). Peter Kerry Clark,, is a former lawn bowls competitor for New Zealand.

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Kevin Nichols

Kevin John Nichols, OAM (born 4 July 1955 in Grafton, New South Wales) is a former track cyclist and Olympic gold medallist.

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Lance Revill

Lance Revill (born 30 August 1953) is the current president of the New Zealand Professional Boxing Association (NZPBA), a New Zealand boxing promoter, referee, and a former New Zealand professional boxer.

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Lawn Bowls at the 1974 British Commonwealth Games

The lawn bowls competition at the 1974 British Commonwealth Games took place in Christchurch, Scotland from 24 January until 2 February 1974.

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Leslie Cliff (swimmer)

Leslie G. Cliff, (born March 11, 1955), later known by her married name Leslie Tindle, is a Canadian former competitive swimmer who participated in the Olympics, Commonwealth Games and Pan American Games.

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Leslie Rackley

Leslie Frank Rackley is a former New Zealand representative boxer.

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Lottie Mwale

Lottie Mwale (14 April 1952 – 18 October 2005) was a Zambian male Light Heavyweight-class boxer who was Commonwealth and African Boxing Union champion for more than six years.

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Margaret Beck

Margaret Beck (later Margaret Lockwood; born 1952) is a retired badminton player from England who ranked among the world's best during most of the 1970s.

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Margaret Boxall

Margaret Boxall (later Margaret Allen) is a retired badminton player from England.

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Mark Tonelli

Mark Lyndon Tonelli (born 13 April 1957), whose birth name was Mark Lyndon Leembruggen, is an Australian former backstroke, butterfly and freestyle swimmer of the 1970s and 1980s, who won a gold in the 4×100-metre medley relay at the 1980 Moscow Olympics as a makeshift butterfly swimmer in the self-named Quietly Confident Quartet.

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Mark Treffers

Mark Ferdinand Treffers (born 16 December 1953) is a former swimming representative from New Zealand who specialised in the freestyle.

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Maurice Gordon

Maurice Gordon is a former competitive rifle shooter from New Zealand.

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Māori people

The Māori (Eng. pron.; N.Z. Eng.) are the indigenous Polynesian people of New Zealand.

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McDonnell Douglas DC-10

The McDonnell Douglas DC-10 is a three-engine wide-body jet airliner manufactured by McDonnell Douglas.

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Melbourne

Melbourne is the capital and most populous city in the Australian state of Victoria, and the second most populous city in Australia and Oceania.

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Michael Bennett (cyclist)

Michael "Mick" Bennett (born 8 June 1949) is a British former cyclist and cycle race promoter.

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Michael Wenden

Michael Vincent Wenden, AM, MBE (born 17 November 1949) is a former champion swimmer who represented Australia in the 1968 Summer Olympics and 1972 Summer Olympics.

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Mike Tredgett

Mike Tredgett (born 1949) is a former English badminton player who specialized in doubles and played at the world level for more than a decade, winning numerous international men's doubles and mixed doubles titles.

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Mohamed Muruli

Mohamed Muruli (13 July 1947 – before 2014) was a Ugandan boxer.

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Morgan Moffat

David 'Morgan' Moffat is a lawn and indoor bowler born on 22 January 1943.

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Munich massacre

The Munich massacre was an attack during the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany, on eleven Israeli Olympic team members, who were taken hostage and eventually killed, along with a German police officer, by the Palestinian group Black September.

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Murray Hall (cyclist)

Murray Hall (born 1 October 1953) is a former Australian racing cyclist.

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National Film Unit

The National Film Unit (NFU) was a state-owned film production organisation in New Zealand.

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Neil Rogers (swimmer)

Neil William Rogers (born 22 June 1953) is an Australian former swimmer who competed in the 1972 Summer Olympics and 1976 Summer Olympics.

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Neville Meade

Neville Meade (12 September 1948 – 13 March 2010) was a Montserrat-born boxer who emigrated to the United Kingdom settling in Swansea in south Wales.

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New Zealand

New Zealand (Aotearoa) is an island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean.

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New Zealand Broadcasting Corporation

The New Zealand Broadcasting Corporation was established by the New Zealand government in 1962.

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New Zealand Defence Force

The New Zealand Defence Force (Maori: Te Ope Kaatua o Aotearoa, "Line of Defence of New Zealand") consists of three services: the New Zealand Army; the Royal New Zealand Air Force; and the Royal New Zealand Navy, and is commanded and headed by the Chief of Defence Force (CDF) the Commander-in-Chief of the NZDF was Sir Jerry Mateparae, Governor-General of New Zealand, who exercised power on the advice of the Minister of Defence, Jonathan Coleman, under the Defence Act 1990.

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Nora Perry

Nora Perry MBE (born 1954 as Nora Gardner) is an English former badminton player noted for her anticipation, racket control, and tactical astuteness.

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NZ on Screen

NZ on Screen is an state-funded online promotional showcase of New Zealand television and film.

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Obisia Nwankpa

Obisia Nwankpa born in Lagos, is a Nigerian professional light/light welterweight boxer of the 1970s, '80s and '90s who won Nigerian lightweight title, African Boxing Union light welterweight title, and Commonwealth lightweight title, and was a challenger for World Boxing Council (WBC) light welterweight title against Saoul Mamby, his professional fighting weight varied from, i.e. lightweight to, i.e. light welterweight.

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Patrick Cowdell

Patrick ("Pat") Cowdell (born 18 August 1953 in Smethwick, Staffordshire) is a retired boxer from Great Britain.

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Paul Brydon

Paul David Brydon (born 8 December 1951) is a former road and track cyclist from New Zealand, who won the bronze medal in the men's 4000 m team pursuit at the 1974 Commonwealth Games in his native Christchurch.

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Paul Medhurst (cyclist)

Paul Medhurst (12 December 1953 – 26 September 2009) was a track cyclist with dual British-New Zealand nationality.

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Paul Whetnall

Paul Whetnall (19 February 1947 – 1 May 2014) was an English badminton player who won national and international titles between 1968 and 1980.

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Phil Griffiths (cyclist)

Phil Griffiths (born 18 March 1949) is a former English racing cyclist from Stone, Staffordshire.

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Phil Skoglund

Philip Charles "Phil" Skoglund (20 June 1937 – 8 May 2015) was a New Zealand lawn bowls player, and part of New Zealand's greatest lawn bowls family dynasty.

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Philip Harland

Philip Harland is a former track cyclist from New Zealand.

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Precious McKenzie

Precious McKenzie MBE (born 6 June 1936) is a South African-born former weightlifter who won Commonwealth titles representing both England and New Zealand and has won several World powerlifting and Masters World powerlifting titles.

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Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (born Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark on 10 June 1921) is the husband of Queen Elizabeth II.

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Punch Gunalan

Datuk Punch Gunalan (2 April 1944 – 15 August 2012) was a Malaysian badminton star who is considered to have been one of the finest combination doubles and singles players that the country has ever produced.

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Queen Elizabeth II Park

Queen Elizabeth II Park was a multi-use stadium in Christchurch, New Zealand.

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Ray Stevens (badminton)

Ray Stevens (born 23 June 1951) is a former English badminton player.

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Rebecca Perrott

Rebecca Vivian Mary Perrott (born 20 June 1961 in Wellington) is a swimmer from New Zealand, who won the gold medal in the women's 200 metres freestyle at the 1978 Commonwealth Games.

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Red Checkers

The Red Checkers are the aerobatic/precision flying Team of the Royal New Zealand Air Force.

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Remo Sansonetti

Remo Sansonetti (born 24 January 1946) is a Australian former cyclist.

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Richard Paris

Richard Paris (born 8 April 1942) is a former Australian cyclist.

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Robert Colley

Robert Charles Colley (born 10 November 1954 in Christchurch) is a retired boxer from New Zealand who won the bronze medal in the Lightweight (-60 kg) division at the 1974 Commonwealth Games in his home town.

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Robert McDonald (bowls)

Robert McDonald is a former lawn bowls competitor for New Zealand.

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Robert Nay

Robert John Nay (15 November 1956 – 7 November 1992) was a competitive swimmer from Australia.

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Royal New Zealand Air Force

The Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) (Maori: Te Tauaarangi o Aotearoa, previously Te Hokowhitu o Kahurangi) is the air force component of the New Zealand Defence Force.

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Samuel Mbugua

Samuel Mbugua (born January 1, 1946) is a retired boxer from Kenya, who won the bronze medal in the lightweight division (– 60 kg) at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany.

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Satpal Singh

Satpal Singh (born 11 May 1955) also known as Guru Satpal is a wrestling coach and former wrestler of India.

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Scott Cranham

Scott Cranham (born September 8, 1954) is a Canadian diver, who represented Canada at the 1972 Summer Olympics, the 1974 British Commonwealth Games, the 1976 Summer Olympics and the 1978 Commonwealth Games.

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Stephen Holland

Stephen Roy Holland, OAM (born 31 May 1958) is an Australian former freestyle swimmer of the 1970s who won a bronze medal in the 1500 m freestyle at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal.

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Stephen Muchoki

Stephen ("Steve") Muchoki (born 23 December 1956) is a retired flyweight boxer from Kenya, who had an excellent career (197 wins, three losses) as an amateur.

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Stephen Nash (swimmer)

Stephen Nash (born 1956) was a British international butterfly swimmer in the mid-1970s.

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Steve Badger (swimmer)

Stephen William Badger (born 19 October 1956) is a former competitive swimmer who represented Australia in the 1973 World Swimming Championships and the 1974 Commonwealth Games, and Canada in the 1976 Summer Olympics.

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Steve Pickell

Stephen John Pickell (born August 11, 1957) was a Canadian competition swimmer who won a silver medal in the men's 4x100-metre medley relay at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Canada.

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Sudesh Kumar

Sudesh Kumar (born 10 March 1950) is an Indian former wrestler who competed in the 1968 Summer Olympics and in the 1972 Summer Olympics.

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Susan Whetnall

Susan Whetnall (born 11 December 1942 in Swanley, née Susan Pound) is a former English badminton player, noted for her anticipation and shot-making ability, who won numerous international titles in doubles and mixed doubles from the mid-1960s through the mid-1970s.

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Syed Abdul Kadir

Kadir Syed Abdul, born 16 February 1948, was the first Singaporean to win a medal for boxing in the Commonwealth Games, where he was awarded the bronze medal.

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The Games Affair

The Games Affair (1975) was New Zealand's first children's television serial.

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Theme music

Theme music is a piece that is often written specifically for a radio program, television program, video game or movie, and usually played during the intro, during title sequence and/or ending credits.

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Tony Ebert

Anthony "Tony" John Ebert (born 14 February 1947) is a former weightlifter for New Zealand.

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Tony Ford (weightlifter)

Michael Anthony ("Tony") Ford (born 19 May 1939) is a former English weightlifter who was a gold medalist at the 1974 British Commonwealth Games, in the light heavyweight class.

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University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury (Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha; postnominal abbreviation Cantuar. or Cant. for Cantuariensis, the Latin name for Canterbury) in Christchurch is New Zealand's second oldest university.

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University of the South Pacific

The University of the South Pacific (USP) is an intergovernmental organisation and public research university with a number of locations spread throughout a dozen countries in Oceania.

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Wendy Hogg

Wendy Elizabeth Cook-Hogg (born September 15, 1956), nee Wendy Elizabeth Cook, is a former competition swimmer from Canada.

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Wendy Quirk

Wendy Quirk (born May 29, 1959) is a former competition swimmer who represented Canada in international swimming events during the 1970s.

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William Byrne (boxer)

William Byrne is a former boxer from New Zealand.

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William Hare (sport shooter)

William Hare (14 May 1935 – 15 January 2005) was a Canadian sports shooter.

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William Moore (cyclist)

William Moore (born 2 April 1947) is a former British cyclist.

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Willie Wood (bowler)

William "Willie" Wood MBE, (born 26 April 1938 in Haddington, East Lothian) is a Scottish professional bowls player, who has mainly competed in the outdoor or lawn form of the game.

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Xavier Mirander

Xavier Mirander (born 5 January 1951) is a Jamaican former cyclist.

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1970 British Commonwealth Games

The 1970 British Commonwealth Games were held in Edinburgh, Scotland from 16 July to 25 July 1970.

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1972 Summer Olympics

The 1972 Summer Olympics (German: Olympische Sommerspiele 1972), officially known as the Games of the XX Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event held in Munich, West Germany, from August 26 to September 11, 1972.

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1978 Commonwealth Games

The 1978 Commonwealth Games were held in Edmonton, Alberta, from 3 to 12 August 1978, two years after the 1976 Summer Olympics were held in Montreal, Quebec.

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1990 Commonwealth Games

The 1990 Commonwealth Games were held in Auckland, New Zealand from 24 January-3 February 1990.

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21-gun salute

A 21-gun salute is the most commonly recognized of the customary gun salutes that are performed by the firing of cannons or artillery as a military honor.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1974_British_Commonwealth_Games

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