Sporting Spirit: Special Olympics NZ Basketball Team

Sporting Spirit: Special Olympics NZ Basketball Team
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The Special Olympics Summer Games in Los Angeles was one of the world’s biggest sporting events. 177 countries competing in 25 sports. The Kiwi basketball team achieved the greatest result ever for a New Zealand team. We won this because we played really well in our division. The team came from all over the country and had just 4 weekend training camps ahead of international competition. Yeah we don’t have too many training camps. It would be nice to have a bit more time together as a whole team but I think we did pretty well considering. There’s pride in that silver medal, but greater satisfaction comes from winning the Games sportsmanship trophy. Makes us champions in our books. You know, best out of New Zealand so far. Come on, you got to be champions.

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