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Pieces of Eight - A Quest for Gold Television (Full Length) – 1984 Sport Documentary

Pieces of Eight - A Quest for Gold

Television (Full Length) – 1984 Sport Documentary

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Just watched this again. Like Nathan, I had a video cassette version in the 1990's and was hugely influential. Superb effort NZONSCREEN. Thank you.

John O'Loghlen

John O'Loghlen 1 Apr 2015 - 10.44pm

Makes you realize that no matter how much you train, nor how well you have done in the years and months leading up to the Olympics, winning gold, especially in rowing, is anything but guaranteed. It is so damn tough...and to repeat as champion 4 years on...even tougher.

evan snyder

evan snyder 7 Jun 2013 - 01.27pm

Lost count of how many times I've watched this video. In club and university crews we used to share round an old VHS tape that had off cuts as well. Great to see it back up and saved somewhere for prosperity

Nathan Twaddle

Nathan Twaddle 27 Sep 2012 - 11.59pm

I was so thrilled to find my father 'Doc' McDonald in the ergometer testing. Many many times, he dragged us (me my brother and my sister) done to the riverside or the sports medicine clinic to 'watch' the tests. My father is now 79 years old and continues coaching top-level New Zealand rowers. I am so proud of him!!!

Angus McDonald

Angus McDonald 15 Sep 2012 - 12.57am

awesome bit of rowing - taught me loads. great music :-) miss harry mahon.

Rob Waller [CUBC 96]

Rob Waller [CUBC 96] 5 Jun 2011 - 06.06pm

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