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Remember '74 Television (Full Length) – 1990 Sport Documentary

Remember '74

Television (Full Length) – 1990 Sport Documentary

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In this TVNZ doco — made for the 1990 Auckland Commonwealth Games — Keith Quinn looks back at the last time the Games were hosted in New Zealand: Christchurch 1974. Largely an on-field survey peppered with Kiwi athletes’ memories of ‘The Friendly Games’, moments featured include Dick Tayler’s 10,000m victory sprawl, weightlifter Graham May’s face-plant, and the epic 1,500 race between a long-haired John Walker and Tanzanian Filbert Bayi. The NZBC coverage showcased colour television, which had recently launched in New Zealand.

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Murray Allison

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Peter Wright

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Keith Quinn

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Then we got round to the bell, and Arthur Lydiard's words went through my head: 'leave your run as late as possible'.
– Dick Tayler on the final lap of his 10,000m race