Manawatu Deaf Society

Deaf athletes visit Disneyland en route to the World Games for the Deaf in Köln!

1981
New Zealand athletes stopover at Los Angeles on the way to the World Games for the Deaf in Köln, and make the most of the trip with a visit to Disneyland!
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The New Zealand team, with its 14 athletes, stops by Disneyland in Los Angeles on their way to the XIV World Games for the Deaf in Köln (Cologne), Germany in 1981! Two New Zealand athletes won medals at the games: the Palmerston North cyclist, Johannes Ooteman won a gold medal for his 35km road race while the wrestler Robert Algie (Featherston) won two silver medals. After the Games, the New Zealanders fly back home to New Zealand via London and Hong Kong, where they were treated to a warm welcome by the locals.

File ref: MDS06-02-SPO81

Donated by Manawatu Deaf Society
Original format 7" 8mm