There is no limit to how old an Olympic competitor can be. The oldest competitor ever in the Olympics was shooter Oscar Swahn of Sweden who was 72 years, 281 days old when he competed in the 1920 Games in Antwerp. Oscar is also the oldest competitor to ever win an Olympic medal as he won a silver medal in team running target double shot shooting at the 1920 Games. The oldest competitor in the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing was Hiroshi Hoketsu of Japan who was 67 years, 139 days old when he competed in dressage (equestrianism).
Bill Roycroft. Roycroft was 61 years and 131 days old when he competed in individual and team eventing (equestrian) at the 1976 Summer Games in Montreal, winning a bronze medal in the team competition. Obviously, not only is he the oldest Australian to compete in the Olympics but the oldest Australian to win a medal in the Olympics.
Gymnastics requires the competitor to be turning 16 in the year of the Olympics. Figure skating requires the competitor to be turning 15. Other than those two events, there are no age limits.
New Zealand has never hosted an Olympiad.
New Zealand won 5 medals at the 2004 Summer Olympics, 3 gold and 2 silver.
No. The Summer Olympics have been held in Australia twice (1956-Melbourne, 2000-Sydney) but never in New Zealand.
New Zealand is sending 183 athletes to the 2008 Summer Olympic Games, its biggest team ever.
No. Australia has hosted the Summer Games twice: at Melbourne in 1956 and Sydney in 2000.
New Zealand has competed in 23 Summer Olympics, the first being in 1908 combining their athletes with Australia's and competing under the name Australasia. New Zealand has competed in 13 Winter Olympics, the first being in 1952.
Austrian sailor Hubert Raudaschl competed in 9 consecutive Summer Olympics between 1964 & 1996 Austrian sailor Hubert Raudaschl competed in 9 consecutive Summer Olympics between 1964 & 1996
Winter Olympics: 1952 Summer Olympic (Australasia Team) Australia and NZ team was 1908
at least 5 medals