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Todd, Nicholson arrive at Greenwich in style

July 5, 2011

New Zealand's most capped Olympians Andrew Nicholson and Mark Todd arrived at the Greenwich Park Eventing Invitational in a traditional London black cab.

Mark Todd and Andrew Nicholson were chauffeured to the Greenwich venue in a black cab featuring the new Kiwi Olympic livery. © Lulu Kyriacou

Andrew Nicholson, left, and Mark Todd made a splendid entrance to Greenwich yesterday. © Lulu Kyriacou

But there was a twist - it was a black cab decorated with a silver fern - one of four on the roads in London that have been designed to make Kiwis proud as the world heads to the 2012 London Olympics.

Double gold Olympic medalist Todd and World Equestrian Championships bronze medalist Nicholson, who have each ridden at six Olympic Games, are part of the three-strong New Zealand team invited to compete at the event. Joining them in the team is Clarke Johnstone, who was part of the bronze medal winning team at the World Championships last year.

Greenwich Park, the oldest enclosed Royal Park in London, is south-east of the city and, along with the adjacent World Heritage Site, is home to many historic buildings, including the Royal Observatory and the Queen's House.

The London Olympic Games take place July 27 - August 12, 2012. The New Zealand team is expected to comprise some 200 athletes taking part in 17 sports.



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