Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

Christchurch To Host Second Supergames

CHRISTCHURCH TO HOST SECOND SUPERGAMES

Having successfully staged the inaugural world Supergames, Christchurch will now host the second gathering in April 2003.

The first Supergames attracted more than 1000 competitors from 16 countries competing in 43 sports in March-April this year.

Public services’ personnel such as the armed forces, fire and ambulance services, police, customs, and prison officers from around the world, contest the games held every two years.

Included in the 43 sports played earlier this year were touch football, lawn bowls, angling, canoeing, chess, cross country, deer hunting, darts, golf, judo, rugby, rugby league, shooting, squash and tennis.

Some individual services have their own games, but Supergames 2001 held in Christchurch earlier this year was the first occasion that all of the services were able to compete against each other at the one location.

The Christchurch City Council’s Leisure Unit announced today that it had secured the second Supergames and the Council’s Leisure Manager, Alistair Graham, said it was expected the Games would be bigger than ever.
“Commencing with the opening ceremony on Friday 4th April and concluding on Saturday 12th April, Supergames 2003 is expected to have more sports, and more competitors from more countries,” he said.

Supergames Chief Executive Keith Schultz stated that the overwhelming support provided by the Christchurch City Council, Christchurch Businesses as well as Sporting Clubs and Associations was the deciding factor in the games returning to Christchurch and Canterbury.

Mr Schultz endorsed the comments from competitors who attended the 2001 games that Christchurch was an ideal venue to host this type of event, with its easy access to world class sporting facilities and its top quality accommodation.

Competitors who attended Supergames 2001, were completely overwhelmed by the friendliness shown to them by the people of Canterbury.

“We will build on the success of the first Games and potentially we could get to a point where the size of the event could mean Christchurch or any other New Zealand City could no longer stage them,” Mr Schultz said.

Planning is already under way with many of the Countries that competed in the 2001 event already making arrangements for a return visit.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Gordon Campbell: On Finding A Model To Replace The Monarchy


One feels reluctant to pre-empt the verdict of history, but maybe we need to have a Plan B in mind just in case the reign of King Charles III turns out badly. With that possibility in mind, are there any other countries that do a reasonably good job of electing their ceremonial head of state? There is no perfect model for New Zealand to follow but - arguably - Ireland has made a pretty good fist of it over the past 70 years or so. Ireland has roughly the same population as New Zealand, so the pool of talent is similar in size...
More>>



Alastair Thompson: Are There TPLF Ethiopia Insurgency Training & Support Operations in Uganda?


Mystery Document Alleges:
Covert Operation has US/Egypt Support
Operations Coordinated between South Sudan, TPLF and Uganda
Planning began December 2021...

More>>




 
 

Australia-NZ Leadership Forum: Prime Minister And Ministers Attend
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will lead New Zealand’s Ministerial delegation to the Australia New Zealand Leadership Forum (ANZLF) in Sydney today, following a successful trade mission... More>>

Government: Welcomes Climate Change Commission Advice On Agricultural Pricing System
The Government has welcomed advice from the Climate Change Commission assessing readiness in the agricultural sector for an emissions pricing system... More>>

ALSO:

Government: Action To Tackle Delays In Family Court
New legislation aimed at tackling delays in the family justice system, will help improve the wellbeing of thousands of children caught up in Family Court disputes every year, Justice Minister Kiri Allan says... More>>



Government: New Air Pollution Report Shows Importance Of Action On Emissions

A new report released today on the health effects of air pollution shows the Government’s focus on reducing emissions will save lives... More>>


Economy: Financial Statements Of The Government Of New Zealand
Please note the next Financial Statements of the Government of New Zealand to be released will be for the full year ended 30 June 2022. It is anticipated that these will be released in early October 2022... More>>



Government: New Era For Better Health In Aotearoa New Zealand

The Government has today delivered a nationwide health system that will ensure better outcomes for all New Zealanders with the establishment of Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand... More>>


 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels