Mr Barry Maister, ONZM

Mr Barry Maister, ONZM
Full Name
Mr Barry Maister, ONZM
Date of birth
International Olympic Committee
New Zealand
Mr Barry Maister, ONZM

During his hockey career he played 85 games for New Zealand as a centre forward, and represented his country at three Olympic Games—in 1968, 1972, and 1976—winning a gold medal with the New Zealand team in 1976.He later coached the New Zealand junior academy team, and served on the executive of the New Zealand Secondary Schools Sports Council.

Maister was an International Olympic Committee member from 2010 until 2018 when, according to protocol, he retired from the role after turning 70.[3][5]

In 1991, the New Zealand hockey team that won the men's team gold medal at the 1976 Olympics was inducted into the New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame.In the 2012 New Year Honours, Maister was appointed an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to sport.[6] He was promoted to Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit, for services to sport and the community, in the 2020 Queen's Birthday Honours.

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