Our Olympic Century by Joseph Romanos

Our Olympic Century is a landmark book that contains the story of New Zealand’s first 100 years at the Olympic Games, presented in an attractive, easy-to-read format.

It contains the accounts, often in the first-person,
of all our Olympic greats – Snell, Loader, Halberg, Todd, Walker, Williams, the Kendalls, Coberger, Lovelock, Ferguson, Ulmer and the rest. But it goes way beyond that.

Author Joseph Romanos has presented the full
picture of New Zealand’s Olympic involvement.
There are stories about not just the champions,
but about officials and broadcasters, training
partners and Olympians – summer and winter – who never did get to stand on the dais and hear their national anthem. The accounts are moving, often funny, sometimes sad, and always entertaining.

Joseph Romanos, one of the country’s leading sports writers, has attended eight Olympic Games and in researching this brilliantly-illustrated book he interviewed members from every New Zealand Olympic team stretching back to 1920.