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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
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
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
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’ - 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
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