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New Zealand has paid tribute to Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay with their Commonwealth Games logo and unique team-identifier, ‘2928 Hillary and Tenzing’, the figure being the height of Mt Everest. “It’s an incredible story and one that will inspire our athletes. Our athletes strive for the qualities that made Sir Edmund and Tenzing great and we’ll be asking them to draw on those characteristics in Delhi,” New Zealand chef de mission Dave Currie said. With its own dedicated page on Facebook, the campaign has drawn support nationwide. Hillary’s son, Peter Hillary said of the campaign: “It is about being passionate, being totally committed to where you want to go, much like my father and Tenzing when they were climbing the Everest.”


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Team GB’s First Olympic Surfer is NZer Jay Quinn

Team GB’s First Olympic Surfer is NZer Jay Quinn

New Zealander Jay Quinn, 36, is well-placed to become Team GB’s first surfer at the Olympics – thanks to a rekindled enthusiasm with the sport and his Welsh-born mother. BBC Sport…