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The 2020 Summer Olympics were to run July 23-Aug. 8 in Tokyo, Japan. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the games have been postponed until 2021. 

This Olympiad Rose honours our elite athletes who would have represented our country in Tokyo but who are forced to wait to another year for their hard-won opportunity. 

Rosa 'Olympiad' is a hybrid tea rose cultivar first introduced into New Zealand in the early 1970s.

 

[Photo: Shelagh MacKinnon]