Latest News - Winter Olympics

  • Burling, Tuke defend European 49er crown

    Kiwi sailors Peter Burling and Blair Tuke continue their two-year domination of the 49er class with victory at the European championships. More »

    Newswire - 4 hours ago
  • Gill release a goodwill act: Sevens coach

    Australian sevens coach Geraint John hopes Super Rugby coaches will see that he's willing to work with them over player availability. More »

    Newswire - 19 hours ago
  • Olympics 'top priority' after Cup - IOC

    IOC head Thomas Bach praises Brazil's organisation of the World Cup and looks forward to similar success with the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. More »

    AAP - Sun, Jul 13, 2014 4:15 AM NZST
  • Suspect qualifying for Olympic skier

    Slovenian ski officials are being investigated over allegations they helped pop violinist Vanessa-Mae falsely qualify for the Sochi Olympics. More »

    Newswire - Sat, Jul 12, 2014 2:43 AM NZST
  • Suspect qualifiying for Olympic skier

    Slovenian ski officials are being investigated over allegations they helped pop violinist Vanessa-Mae falsely qualify for the Sochi Olympics. More »

    AAP - Sat, Jul 12, 2014 2:39 AM NZST
  • Blake apologises for missing Games

    Not all Jamaica's star athletes will be competing at the Commonwealth Games but the rich Diamond League meet in Glasgow is another matter. More »

    Newswire - Fri, Jul 11, 2014 3:58 AM NZST
  • Young Kiwis take on world team triathlon champs in Hamburg

    Hamburg plays host to the latest round in the ITU World Triathlon Series this weekend with a sprint distance race backed up by the ITU World Mixed Team Relay Championships. With the Glasgow Commonwealth Games looming ever larger on the horizon, New Zealand will field a strong contingent of athletes in the individual races on the Saturday before a youthful and inexperienced team takes on the Mixed Team Relay on the Sunday. The entire Glasgow team will race in Hamburg, with all but Tom Davison all taking part in the individual event with Nicky Samuels, Andrea Hewitt and Kate McIlroy in the women’s and Ryan Sissons and Tony Dodds in the men’s. The Mixed Team Relay a day later is in the hands of a young New Zealand team comprising of Sophie Corbidge, Simone Ackermann, Sam Ward and Davison. More »

    Fuseworks - Thu, Jul 10, 2014 12:17 PM NZST
  • Hopes Brazil's Football woes won't kill Olympic Games atmosphere

    The International Olympic Committee hopes Brazil's stunning exit from the FIFA World Cup doesn't kill the atmosphere for the 2016 Games. Hopes Brazil's Football woes won't kill Olympic Games atmosphere International Olympic Committee, Brazil More »

    NewsTalk - Thu, Jul 10, 2014 7:29 AM NZST
  • Michelle Pickles leads 3 News Commonwealth Games coverage

    3 News is gearing up to provide comprehensive coverage of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games across its portfolio of news and current affairs programmes. Reporter Michelle Pickles will lead a seven-strong team based in Glasgow, supported by an around-the-clock operation in the Auckland newsroom, providing Kiwis the most up-to-date information. Director of News and Current Affairs Mark Jennings says TV3’s team has the experience and passion to provide unmatched news coverage of the Commonwealth Games. "Michelle Pickles has unrivalled experience at covering major sporting events, including the Beijing and London Olympics, the World rowing championships and the last Commonwealth Games in India. More »

    Fuseworks - Wed, Jul 9, 2014 1:42 PM NZST
  • Sevens: Forbes supports Tietjens' omissions

    Captain DJ Forbes is supporting Sir Gordon Tietjens' tough stance on selection for the All Black Sevens squad to compete at the Commonwealth Games. Sevens: Forbes supports Tietjens' omissions DJ Forbes, Sir Gordon Tietjens More »

    NewsTalk - Tue, Jul 8, 2014 6:05 AM NZST
  • ‘Game On English’ launched by Prime Ministers Key and Abe

    ‘Game On English’ - new English and sport product launched for Japan market today 7 July 2014 New Zealand has teamed up its expertise in rugby and English language teaching to develop a new edu-sport programme for Japan in the lead up to the 2019 Rugby World Cup and the 2020 Summer Olympics. The ‘Game On English’ programme matches English language providers with sports academies to deliver centrally-organised, bespoke courses for young athletes. In the lead up to Japan hosting the Rugby World Cup and Summer Olympics the Japanese Government aims to improve English language skills and increase sporting capacity amongst youth. "As a country with an envious track record of developing the world’s best rugby players and a top quality education system, New Zealand is well placed to help the Japanese government meet this goal. More »

    Fuseworks - Mon, Jul 7, 2014 11:40 AM NZST
  • Kiwi technology company eyes Rio Olympics

    A Christchurch-based technology company has the 2016 Olympics in its sights. Kiwi technology company eyes Rio Olympics Olympics More »

    NewsTalk - Mon, Jul 7, 2014 11:23 AM NZST
  • Drysdale powers into Henley regatta final

    Kiwi great Mahe Drysdale faces a Dutch rival in the single sculls final at the Henley Royal Regatta. More »

    Newswire - Sun, Jul 6, 2014 8:00 AM NZST
  • Rowing: Bridgewater no match for Drysdale

    George Bridgewater has proven no match for Mahe Drysdale at the Henley Royal Regatta on the River Thames. Rowing: Bridgewater no match for Drysdale George Bridgewater, Mahe Drysdale, Rowing More »

    NewsTalk - Sat, Jul 5, 2014 7:58 AM NZST
  • NZ's golden sisters beaten by Ginn

    Three-time Olympic gold medallist Drew Ginn has won the Thomas Keller Medal, beating finalists including the Evers-Swindell twins. More »

    Newswire - Fri, Jul 4, 2014 11:57 AM NZST

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