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From the Vault – Commonwealth Games: Remember '74 - Opening Ceremony

  • Sunday 1 Apr

G In this TVNZ documentary - made for the 1990 Auckland Commonwealth Games - Keith Quinn looks back at the last time the Games were hosted in New Zealand: Christchurch 1974. The recent introduction of colour television showed off the uniforms of the New Zealand athletes to great effect, including the uniforms of the women athletes - or 'girls' as they're called here. It's fair to say they look more like airline crew than shot-putters or runners, and their uniforms are nicely accessorised with charming white handbags in which they presumably carry their track shoes.

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