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7 August 2002 by Dean Thomas
The original logo (Olympic Rings with the Silver Fern inset) was designed
in 1979 as a marketing symbol for the then-named New Zealand Olympic and
Commonwealth Games Association.
This flag represented the New Zealand Olympic and Commonwealth Games
Association until the name change to New Zealand Olympic Committee took
place in 1994. The Olympic Rings and Silver Fern were colored white
on a black background (black and white are New Zealand's national sporting
colors). This flag was used by the New Zealand Team at the Games
of the XXII Olympiad in Moscow, USSR, when the New Zealand Government forbade
the delegation to use the New Zealand National Flag as a protest against
the USSR's invasion of Afghanistan in December 1979.