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Two-time Olympic gold medallist Valerie Adams to visit Tonga. Photo: melino maka

Olympic gold medallist Valerie Adams to visit Tonga

Two-time Olympic gold medallist Valerie Adams to visit Tonga. Photo: melino maka Two-time Olympic gold medallist Valerie Adams will visit Nuku’alofa next week to promote healthy lifestyles and sports participation in Tonga. The shot put champion will conduct coaching clinics with up-and-coming athletes, speak with elite athletes, visit New Zealand-funded projects including the Just Play football […]

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Valerie Adams gold medal presentation, The Cloud, Auckland, 19 Sept 2012

Governor-General Speech to the Olympic Gold Medal Presentation to Valerie Adams

Auckland, The Cloud, 19 September 2012: Rau rangatira mā, e huihui nei, Ngāti Whātua Iwi, Te Whānau a Valerie, te hunga hākinakina katoa kei konei, i tēnei pō whakahirahira.  Tēnā koutou katoa. Distinguished guests, members of the Olympic family, ladies and gentlemen; and I specifically acknowledge Valerie Adams, and your family and friends; good evening. […]

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Air NZ posted this photo on Facebook of Adams at Heathrow - We have someone special flying with us today en route to get her gold medal

Adams looking forward to arrival

Valerie Adams is looking forward to a warm welcome from friends, family and members of the Tongan community when she touches down at Auckland Airport tomorrow morning. En route to New Zealand today, Adams said she looking forward to the celebrations. “I can’t wait to get home,” she said. “I know friends and family will […]

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Val Adams, 2012 Olympics Champion - photo tv3

Share in Valerie’s Gold Medal Moment

ANZ today announced further details of how people can get hold of tickets to Valerie Adams’ Gold Medal ceremony at the Cloud on Auckland’s waterfront. The Olympic champion shot-putter will receive her Olympic Gold Medal in front of a home crowd on Auckland’s waterfront on Wednesday 19 September. The medal ceremony has been developed in […]

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