| Athol Earl|| Olympic athlete|
| Rowing at the 1972 Summer Olympics – Men's eight|
Dick Joyce, Simon Dickie, Franklin Hobbs
Athol Earl Wikipedia
Athol John "Joe" Earl (born 1 October 1952) is a former New Zealand rower who won two Olympic medals.
Earl was born in 1952 in Christchurch, New Zealand. At the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich he teamed with Dick Joyce, Wybo Veldman, John Hunter, Lindsay Wilson, Tony Hurt, Trevor Coker and Gary Robertson and Simon Dickie (cox) to win the gold medal in the eights. He rowed with the coxed eight in the 1975 World Rowing Championships in Nottingham, Great Britain, and won a bronze medal. At the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal he again crewed the eight which this time won the bronze medal. His crewmates this time were Alec McLean, Ivan Sutherland, Trevor Coker, Peter Dignan, Lindsay Wilson, Tony Hurt and Dave Rodger and Simon Dickie (cox).
Earl later sold real estate in Christchurch.