Lapping Up the Medals

New Zealand supporters in London have been enjoying the unusual experience of being ahead in Olympic medals over Australia. At Kiwi House Jessica Middleton, 24, wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with the colours of the alphabet in Maori, said: “In New Zealand, if you get a medal in anything you will get a parade in your own town.” Official Australian Olympic broadcaster Channel 9 avoided showing New Zealand’s ascent up the medal table, showing only the nine top countries, followed by a gap, followed by Australia.


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Bazball Revolution Could Change Test Cricket

Bazball Revolution Could Change Test Cricket

The England cricket team’s recent “fast and fearless”, and “wonderful”, approach to the game has been dubbed “Bazball”, after a nickname for England’s new coach, New Zealander Brendon McCullum who was…