US superstars Granderson and Armstrong visit resort

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Two massive names in American sport have jetted into Queenstown this week.

New York Yankees sports star Curtis Granderson spent a semi action-packed two days in the resort jet boating, ziptrekking, riding the gondola, dining at Amisfield Winery and tucking into a famed Fergburger.

Due to strict conditions in his contract, Granderson couldn’t skydive, bungy jump, box or even play basketball.

“I would do it all but boxing,” the star claims if he had the choice.

“You’ve got to do certain things and I can’t live in a bubble,” the star states.

But Granderson isn’t hard to please. The highlight of his whirlwind visit to Queenstown?
“The drive from the airport to the accommodation at Amaroo [in Aspen Gorve, Fernhill].”

He flew home from his Kiwi jaunt organised by Baseball NZ and Tourism NZ yesterday – the day after cycling legend Lance Armstrong arrived by private jet with his partner Anna Hansen and two children.

The seven-time Tour de France champ and cancer survivor recently competed in the Aussie Tour Down Under last week before heading to our shores to holiday – without his bike.

In another code, Aussie Rules sports team St Kilda Saints returned home yesterday after a week-long training camp based at Queenstown Events Centre.