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An Amendment to the Sanders Olympic Policy!

New Zealand wins FIRST Olympic GOLD medal in Winter Games!

I will as God allows and as I discover, if I find a nation wins its first medal in the Winter Games or First Gold Medal in the Winter Games they get the Official Sanders Tout: Victory lap with flag, and a playing of the national anthem.

Here it is: New Zealand won first Olympic Gold medal in the Winter Olympics! Here is the Fox News article.

The land of the long white cloud has its first gold medal in Winter Olympics history.

Zoi Sadowski Synnott of New Zealand threw down a thrilling run on her last trip down the Secret Garden Olympic Slopestyle course on Sunday to claim the gold medal for her island nation.

I mentioned Sadowski-Synnott (Fox left off the hyphen) four years ago as part of the end of a 26 year wait for a medal of any kind (Bronze) in the Winter Games for New Zealand. Now she has won GOLD! That is worthy of a tout for sure.

Zoi Sadowski-Synnott is now the first athlete in Games history to get a double tout!

I love the NZ flag: it has the four leading stars in the most beautiful and majestic constellation, the Southern Cross. (Australia, Western Samoa, Papua New Guinea and Brazil also have the Crux in their flag.) Here is how to see the Cross from North America (hint go as far south as you can in the USA or a missions trip to the tropics or the Southern Hemisphere).

Here is the national anthem for New Zealand. (That rendition is actually pretty impressive!) The lyrics are great:

God of Nations at Thy feet
In the bonds of love we meet
Hear our voices, we entreat
God defend our free land
Guard Pacific’s triple star
From the shafts of strife and war
Make her praises heard afar
God defend New Zealand

E Ihowā Atua
O ngā iwi mātou rā
Āta whakarangona
Me aroha noa
Kia hua ko te pai
Kia tau tō atawhai
Manaakitia mai

Men of every creed and race
Gather here before Thy face
Asking Thee to bless this place
God defend our free land
From dissension, envy, hate
And corruption guard our state
Make our country good and great
God defend New Zealand

So I am glad to give a tout to the beautiful nation of New Zealand! Stay tuned here but remember – do not watch the Games on NBC or anywhere else!

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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