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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