Story: Olympic and Commonwealth games

Opening ceremony, 1974 Christchurch Commonwealth Games

At the 10th British Commonwealth Games, Christchurch was host to 1,276 athletes from 38 countries, including many African, Caribbean and Pacific nations. The games became renowned for their friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

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Archives New Zealand – Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: Games 74. National Film Unit, 1974

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Joseph Romanos, 'Olympic and Commonwealth games - New Zealand as the Commonwealth Games host', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/37930/opening-ceremony-1974-christchurch-commonwealth-games (accessed 1 May 2017)

Story by Joseph Romanos, published 5 Sep 2013, reviewed & revised 16 Sep 2016