There were few Maori sports people seen by the world in the years gone by when the Maori Sports Awards were being celebrated.

But CEO Dick Garret of Tuhoe descent said that has now changed with more Maori Sports Champions participating individually or teams in the world and olympics.

Tokoiti anahe nga kaitakaro Maori i kitea e te ao whanui i nga tau tawhito maha ki muri i te wa Te Tohu Taakaro o Aotearoa e whakanui ana i a ratau takarohanga maiatanga. Engari ki nga korero a te tumuwhakarae o Te Tohu Taakaro o Aotearoa a Dick Garret tetahi uri hoki o Tuhoe ina kē te tokomaha o nga kaitakaro Maori i naianei.