At the London Olympic Games in 2012, New Zealand almost beat Australia on the medal tally with their wonderful 13 medals (6 gold, 2 silver and 5 bronze). 2013 will be the fifth AYOF for a team from New Zealand. They have the third largest behind Australia and China, and are expected to be very competitive.
Location: East of Australia in the Pacific Ocean
AYOF History: 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009
2013 Sports: Athletics, Badminton, Basketball 3x3 (men & women), Canoe/Kayak Sprint & Slalom, Cycling-Track, Diving, Gymnastics (Artistic, Rhythmic, Trampoline), Golf, Rowing, Shooting, Swimming, Triathlon, Weightlifting, Wrestling
Did You Know?
Rugby sevens and golf will make their debut in an Olympic competition at the 2013 AYOF. The competing nations will have the chance to test out their wares as they begin the road to the senior Olympic debut at the Rio Games in 2016.