There are many people in Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand who have one thing in common: they are all past Olympics participants. Some are Olympians from as far back as Melbourne, 1956, and Rome, 1960. As they attend the upcoming London Olympics, these Olympians display their past heroics by wearing the lapel pins handed out at those events. Pins from past Olympics adorn their lapels as they head to the Olympics with the past on their heart and their eyes on the future.
“PINNED: New Zealand Olympic Committee secretary-general Kereyn Smith presents a pin to former Olympic javelin thrower Mike O’Rourke at an event for the …”