12 Feb 2010

New Zealand Olympians eyeing top 10

11:58 am on 12 February 2010

The New Zealand Winter Olympic team may be a long-shot for medals at the Vancouver Games, but many of the athletes have their sights set on top 10 finishes.

The Games get underway this weekend and New Zealand's Chef de Mission Peter Wardell says with the 16-strong squad containing 12 new faces, medals will be out of most athletes' reach.

But he says New Zealand is likely to turn heads internationally, with some squad members a strong chance to place within the top 10 of their field.