Freeskier Beau-James Wells named NZ flag bearer at Winter Olympics

Beau-James Wells has been named New Zealand's flag bearer for the XXIII Olympic Winter Games held in PyeongChang in South Korea.

Wells, 22, is a freeski Olympian and was today announced the flag bearer by Chef de Mission Pete Wardell.

"It is my great honour to name Beau-James Wells as flag bearer,” said Wardell, Chef de Mission of the New Zealand Olympic team.

"Beau-James is an inspiring athlete who has been at the forefront of freesking in New Zealand. He did us proud in Sochi with a sixth place in the halfpipe while he was still a teenager and competing at his first Olympic Games."

The opening ceremony begins tonight at 11.50pm (NZ time) at the PyeongChang Olympic Stadium.

New Zealand will be marching in seventh place in the opening ceremony with the Korean alphabet putting New Zealand in seventh spot behind Norway.

The freeskier says he 'certainly hopes' the Kiwis can pick up a medal at the games. Source: 1 NEWS



Norway's Olympic team's egg order goes sunny side up when 15,000 get delivered instead of 1500

Norway's Olympic team will be sending back thousands of eggs after a breakfast order went sunny side up.

The team thought it was ordering 1500 eggs from a Korean distributor for the Games but a translation mistake caused 15,000 to be delivered instead.

Speaking to Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten, chef Stale Johansen said his team "recieved half a truckload of eggs" and there was "no end to the delivery". 

The chef said they were able to return the 13,500 surplus. 

The team requested 1500 eggs, but instead, were delivered 15,000 in South Korea. Source: 1 NEWS

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'A lot of baby talk!' Tom Walsh jokes about sitting with mate Valerie Adams at Halberg Awards

Tom Walsh has joked about sharing a table with fellow shot put legend Dame Valerie Adams at last night's Halberg Awards, saying there was "a lot of baby talk."

Walsh was a big winner at the awards, taking out Sportsman of the Year.

When asked if he was given any good advice from his good mate Dame Valerie, Walsh had a witty response.

"There seems to be a lot of baby talk! I'm not really at home with the baby talk.

"Me and Val we just talk so much trash to each other there is never a serious conversation," Walsh said laughing.

The champion shot-putter says he now has his sights on winning gold for New Zealand at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast in April.

The shot-putter was a big winner, taking out the Sportsman of the Year award. Source: 1 NEWS


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