Officials at the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne think the amount of times the New Zealand teams have performed their “haka” at events is distracting. I’ll say (but in a good way). Popularized by the New Zealand All Blacks rugby team as an energetic team rouser/cheer/ritual. Particularly effective when shirts are doffed.
I have to say I’ve never experienced the haka before but it looks a tad more butch than lip-synching to “Total Eclipse of the Heart.”
Even the swim team chose to honor their gold medallist Moss Burmeister by getting into it.