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Sochi Olympics 2014 - New Zealand Athletes

The New Zealand Winter Olympic team 2014 is now confirmed! These athletes have made enormous sacrifices to get where they are today – and we send out a HUGE congratulations to everyone named in the team today. You are all awesome!

So, here is a quick overview of the New Zealand team and when to watch out for them. Our inside local knowledge (note they all almost all from Wanaka!) tells us that ALL these athletes are the ones to watch – so lets get cheering! Click on their names to take you through to the New Zealand Olympic website for even more information about each athlete.

Name: Rebecca ‘Bex’ Sinclair (pictured right)
Home town: Wanaka, New Zealand
Sport: Snowboarding
Discipline: Halfpipe
Prior Olympics: 2010 Vancouver
Date competing: 12th February (Sochi, Russia time)
Our blog on Bex: Click here

Name: Anna Wilcox
Home town: Auckalnd, New Zealand
Sport: Freestyle Skiing
Discipline: Slopestyle
Date competing: 11th February

Name: Lyndon Sheehan(pictured left)
Home town: Wanaka, New Zealand
Sport: Freestyle Skiing
Discipline: Halfpipe
Date competing: 18th February
Our blog on Lyndon: Click here

Name: Jossi Wells
Home town: Wanaka, New Zealand
Sport: Freestyle Skiing
Discipline: Slopestyle and halfpipe
Date competing: 13th & 18th February

Name: Janina Kuzma (pictured right)
Home town: Wanaka, New Zealand
Sport: Freestyle Skiing
Discipline: Halfpipe
Date competing: 20th February (Sochi, Russia time)
Our blog on Janina: Click here

Name: Byron Wells
Home town:  Wanaka, New Zealand
Sport: Freestyle Skiing
Discipline: Slopestyle and halfpipe
Date competing: 13th & 18th February

Lyndon Sheehan - Photo: Mark Sheehan Name: Beau-James Wells
Home town:  Wanaka, New Zealand
Sport: Freestyle Skiing
Discipline: Slopestyle and halfpipe
Date competing: 13th & 18th February

Name: Christy Prior
Home town: Wanaka, New Zealand
Sport: Snowboarding
Discipline: Slopestyle
Date competing: 9th February

Name: Shelley Gotlieb
Home town: Ohakune, New Zealand
Sport: Snowboarding
Discipline: Slopestyle
Date competing: 9th February

Name: Possum (Rebecca) Torr
Home town: Te Puke, New Zealand
Sport: Snowboarding
Discipline: Slopestyle
Date competing: 9th February

Name: Stefi Luxton Bex Sinclair - Mid Crippler 540 - Training at Cardrona Alpine Resort
Home town:: Wanaka, New Zealand
Sport: Snowboarding
Discipline: Slopestyle
Date competing: 9th February

Name: Adam Barwood
Home town:: Queesntown, New Zealand
Sport: Skiing
Discipline: Slalom and Giant Slalom
Date competing: 19th & 22nd February

There are also 3 other New Zealand Winter Olympic team members who are competing in non-ski and snowboard sports. We also want to cheer them on too! They are Katharine Eustace, Wanaka - Skeleton, Ben Sanford, Rotorua - Skeleton and Shane Dobin - Ice Speed Skate Long Track.

Again a HUGE congratulations to everyone selected - We can't wait to cheer you all on in Sochi. Go Kiwis!!!Previous and Coming up Next in Paula's Olympic Blog Series

  • 8th January - History and Introduction
  • 15th January - A Little Bit about my Favourite Sports
  • 22nd January - Introducing Athletes from New Zealand
  • 29th January - Introducing Athletes from Australia
  • 19th February - In Sochi at the Olympics what was it really like?
  • 24th February - Events wrap up - New Zealand Ski and Snowboard Results
  • 4th March - How did Paula end up in Russia at the Olympics in the First Place?

Posted By: Paula Mitchell, @ Wed, 22nd Jan 2014

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