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New Zealand Wants To Host A Winter Olympics

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A New Zealand website reports that New Zealand Olympic Committee president Eion Edgar is spearheading a Winter Olympic Games bid for New Zealand.

The proposal is for skiing and snowboarding at Queenstown and Wanaka skifields, curling at Naseby and short course speed and figure skating in Dunedin.

The Edgar plan reportedly has attracted a $500,000 pledge from Major Events NZ, a government body that funds events bringing “significant benefits” to the country.

According to the website two of New Zealand’s top snow sport athletes are endorsing the bid. New Zealand free-ski team member Amy Sheehan and Kiwi cross-country skier Nat Anglem gave the Winter Games proposal a thumbs-up at a presentation last week. Write or read comments about this article

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