New Zealand celebrates century of Olympics glory under silver fern

Sunday marks 100 years since the first athletes competed at an Olympic Games as part of a New Zealand team.

Kiwis had been to the Olympics before 1920, but had competed under the banner of Australasia.

But that all changed at Antwerp, when the silver fern adorned the first NZ team uniform and a century of sporting excellence began.

What followed were some of the country's most iconic moments, feats that have helped define who we are as a nation.

From Jack Lovelock's triumph in Berlin to Danyon Loader's double in the pool in Atlanta, Kiwis have now stood on the top step of the Olympic dais with gold around their necks a total of 46 times, and their success has often transcended sports.

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