Keeping the Flag Flying...

Keeping the Flag Flying...

Thursday, 7 August 2008

NZ Team Arrives in Beijing's Olympic Village

Flag Raising Ceremony for NZ Olympic Team

New Zealand added a touch of colour and style to the traditional flag-raising ceremony in the Olympic village today.

After New Zealand team chef de mission Dave Currie had presented the mayoress of the village with a book about pounamu, the New Zealand flag was raised.

Then the team members sitting in the stand watching proceedings burst into a haka, much to the obvious delight of onlookers.

Besides New Zealand, Belgium, Uzbekhistan and Hungary had flag-raisings at the same ceremony, but it was the New Zealanders who stamped their mark on proceedings.

More : NZ Olympic Committee

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