1 Apr 2016

Barry Maister & Suzanne McFadden on hockey's golden moment

From Nine To Noon, 10:07 am on 1 April 2016

It was a David and Goliath battle: New Zealand versus Australia in the final of the men's hockey at the 1976 Montreal Olympics.

New Zealanders were enthralled by runners John Walker and Dick Quax at those games, but no one thought the hockey team had a chance. In fact, they almost didn't make it to Montreal at all.

Sports journalist Suzanne McFadden describes what the team overcame in her new book Striking Gold.

Kathryn's also joined by team member and now International Olympic Committee member Barry Maister.