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?
106 Australian AYOF participants competed at the London 2012 Olympic Games, claiming 3 gold (Anna Meares, Cate Campbell and Sally Pearson), 8 silver and 8 bronze between them.