NZ more than 10-medal nation – McCully
Sat, 11 Aug 2012 1:32p.m.
The London Olympics are in their last few days, and soon our athletes will be home and the Olympic post-mortem will really begin.
There's lots to celebrate, but there will also be questions about the performances of some sports.
It's an area of major investment for our Government. It will spend $60 million on high-performance sport in the next financial year.
Sport and Recreation Minister Murray McCully was in London this week. He spoke with Valerie Adams and her coach after her silver medal win.
3 News reporter Rachel Smalley spoke with the minister yesterday on his return, and asked him about those meeting.
Watch the video for the full interview.
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12/08/2012 4:08:56 p.m.
No doubt the people complaining about the 60 mill would also be the ones complaining if we didn't win any medals. It's one of the many things we do a kiwi's to build national pride. Should we also stop funding the All Blacks?
11/08/2012 8:11:17 p.m.
Since when does sport cost money? especially $60million
11/08/2012 6:18:13 p.m.
nigel smith wrote:
i would watch it nothing against the host but the minister i have no time for .
11/08/2012 4:50:09 p.m.
AT the moment the investment is not enough to warrant any higher medal count. The Aussies spend a lot more, sporting success is part of their national identity. We can't have it both ways - we either pay a lot for athletes to train properly, in which case we can expect medals, or we don't in which case we can;t comp-lain if we don't win. Rowing has shown what is possible with proper investment.
11/08/2012 4:35:52 p.m.
Who s Murray McCully .
11/08/2012 3:37:47 p.m.
so they expect too much from a Country of 4.4 Million People so they spend only so little more to help in the failing sports? New Zealand will never be a Olympic Superpower like Countries such as USA,China,Russia,Great Britain or Australia has been over the past Olympics so stop dreaming too big Murray McCully.
11/08/2012 2:14:48 p.m.
Arent the priorities of this government completely screwed up.
No money for health, no money for education, no money for anything... except sport?.
Surely private partnerships are the best way for these athletes to get funding?.
Its what National suggests for things like education, health and welfare.
Completely screwed up priorities.. no wonder this government has improved nothing and most services are now dangerous.... or cant do their jobs properly... ACC being the perfect example of how to completely screw something up.
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