Mike Stanley
Mike Stanley (cropped).jpg
Stanley in 2017
Personal information
Full nameMichael Rowland Stanley
Born (1957-11-06) 6 November 1957 (age 64)
Lower Hutt, New Zealand
Sport
CountryNew Zealand
SportRowing
Medal record

Michael Rowland Stanley CNZM (born 6 November 1957) is a New Zealand sports administrator and former rower. He represented New Zealand at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. Stanley has since 2009 been the president of the New Zealand Olympic Committee.

Early life

Stanley was born in 1957 in Lower Hutt.[1][2] Stanley and his three brothers all attended Westlake Boys High School, where he was from 1971 to 1975. He captained the 1st Rugby XV for three of those years, and was a member of the school's senior rowing eight team in 1974 and 1975.[3]

Rowing career

He was chosen for the coxed four for the 1980 Moscow Olympics, but New Zealand did not attend the games due to the boycott.[2] At the 1981 World Rowing Championships at Oberschleißheim outside Munich in Germany, he was a member of the New Zealand eight, which won the B final.[4] At the 1982 World Rowing Championships at Rotsee, Switzerland, he won a gold medal with the New Zealand eight in the stroke seat.[5] At the 1983 World Rowing Championships at Wedau in Duisburg, Germany, he won a gold medal with the New Zealand eight in the stroke seat.[6] At the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, he was a member of the New Zealand eight that came fourth.[2][7] He retired after the 1984 Olympic Games from competitive rowing.[2]

Awards

In 1982, the 1982 rowing eight crew was named sportsman of the year.[8] The 1982 team was inducted into the New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame in 1995.[9]

Post rowing career

From 1988 to 1994, Stanley was Sports Master for Westlake Boys High School. He coached the rowing team, and the Westlake boat won the Springbok Shield in 1989 and 1991, with his school coming second in the Maadi Cup in both those years.[3] He returned to the school in 2004 as a rowing coach.[3] Stanley was chief executive of Rowing New Zealand from 1994 to 2003. He remained on the board of the organisation until 2009. From 2005, he was a member of the New Zealand Olympic Committee, and since 2009, he has been president of the organisation,[2][10] when he succeeded Sir Eion Edgar.[11]

Family

Stanley is married to Jane, and they have three children.[3]

References

  1. ^ "Mike Stanley". International Rowing Federation. Retrieved 4 October 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Mike Stanley". New Zealand Olympic Committee. Archived from the original on 4 February 2016. Retrieved 5 October 2015.
  3. ^ a b c d "Mike Stanley". Westlake Boys High School. Archived from the original on 6 October 2015. Retrieved 5 October 2015.
  4. ^ "Men's Eight – Final". FISA. Retrieved 5 October 2015.
  5. ^ "Men's Eight – Final". FISA. Archived from the original on 8 October 2015. Retrieved 5 October 2015.
  6. ^ "Men's Eight – Final". FISA. Retrieved 4 October 2015.
  7. ^ "Men's Eight – Final". FISA. Retrieved 5 October 2015.
  8. ^ "1980's [sic]". Halberg Awards. Retrieved 5 October 2015.[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ "Eight, 1982". New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame. Archived from the original on 13 January 2015. Retrieved 5 October 2015.
  10. ^ "NZOC Board Members". New Zealand Olympic Committee. Archived from the original on 19 October 2015. Retrieved 5 October 2015.
  11. ^ "Retiring president gives NZ Olympic Committee $1 million". Radio New Zealand. 5 May 2009. Retrieved 5 October 2015.
Awards Preceded byAllison Roe New Zealand Sportsman of the Year 1982 With: Tony Brook, George Keys, Les O'Connell, Dave Rodger, Andrew Stevenson, Chris White, Roger White-Parsons, Andy Hay Succeeded byChris Lewis Civic offices Preceded bySir Eion Edgar President of the New Zealand Olympic Committee 2009–present Incumbent