Manawatu Deaf Society

WDG Köln 1981 team returns home

The NZ team returns from the XIV World Games for the Deaf, Köln, Germany 1981.
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The New Zealand team attended the XIV World Games for the Deaf in Köln, Germany in 1981 and are seen returning home, filmed at Auckland Airport. A crowd welcomes them back with banners, WELCOME HOME TO OUR CHAMPIONS, WE ARE PROUD OF YOU! Two New Zealand athletes won medals at the games: the Palmerston North cyclist, John Ooteman won a gold medal for the 35km road race and the wrestler Robert Algie (Featherston) won two silver medals, and they show their medals to the cameras. The New Zealand team and management pose for photographs outside Auckland Airport. The arrival home of the athletes is also featured on News Review.

  1. Anne Bennett

  2. Brian Harris

  3. Daniel Beech

  4. David Henry

  5. Gloria Fage

  6. Gwen Rapley

  7. John Chandler

  8. John Lavell

  9. John McRae

  10. John Ooteman

  11. Kaz Witko

  12. Margaret Coutts

  13. Michael Rose

  14. Norman Norris

  15. Peter Downie

  16. Polly Fechney

  17. Robert Algie

  18. Royce Flynn

  19. Susie Ovens

Donated by Manawatu Deaf Society
Produced by Joan Bailey and News Review, Television New Zealand
Original format 7" 8mm
Reference number MDS01-01-SPO81