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    Rio Olympics 2016


    Welcome to NZCity's Olympics zone designed to help you easily find information about the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. During the course of the games we'll keep you up to date with interesting NZ olympic news, and continually update our links to the best Olympic web sites. Don't forget to check out the official Olympics Site


    Walsh beaten by Olympic champ in Oregon
    Athletics 28 May : Kiwi Tom Walsh is beaten into second place by Olympic champion Ryan Crouser at the Diamond League meet in Eugene, Oregon. click for full story...


    World Cup K1 500m silver for Carrington
    Sailing 27 May : Double Olympic sprint canoe gold medallist Lisa Carrington has finished second in the K1 500m at the second World Cup regatta in Hungary. click for full story...


    Caitlyn Jenner's mother needed "a month" to come to terms with her decision to transition into a woman
    Entertainment 19 May : The 67-year-old American star was formerly known as Bruce Jenner, an Olympic gold medal winning athlete, prior to her undergoing gender reassignment surgery, and the television personality has revealed her parent Esther couldn't come to terms with Caitlyn's change for weeks and "blamed" herself and her mothering skills for the decision. click for full story...


    Caitlyn Jenner has credited the 'Caitlyn' inside her for winning her gold medal in the decathlon in the 1976 Olympic games
    Entertainment 15 May : The 67-year-old reality star was known as Bruce Jenner when she partook in the game, before she underwent a gender transition in 2015, and despite evolving in sports as a male, she believes winning the prize inspired her to want to transition even more because she feared she was too masculine and wouldn't ever be able to unveil Caitlyn. click for full story...


    Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black have tied the knot
    Entertainment 09 May : The Olympic diver and the 42-year-old screenwriter said 'I do' in front of 50 relatives and close pals at Bovey Castle, a five-star golf resort just 30 miles from Tom's hometown of Plymouth, Devon. click for full story...


    Aleppo children compete in mini-'Olympics' organised by local sports club
    09 May : Children in a rebel-held town in the Syrian province of Aleppo get a small taste of life outside of a war-zone with a four-day mini-"Olympics" organised by a local sports organisation. click for full story...


    Olympic great Adams to be a mother
    Athletics 30 Apr : Double Olympic champion Dame Valerie Adams has announced she is expecting her first child in October. click for full story...


    Laser sailor Meech solid at World Cup
    Sailing 26 Apr : Kiwi sailor Sam Meech has made a decent start to the Hyeres World Cup, his first regatta since claiming an Olympic Laser bronze medal. click for full story...



     Olympics NewsLinks
      29 May: Man pleads guilty to supplying drugs to kiwi nrl players (RadioNZ)
      29 May: Tigers confirm lolohea signed (RadioNZ)
      29 May: Man admits supplying drugs to kiwi nrl players (RadioNZ)
      29 May: Black ferns win fourth title of the season (RadioNZ)
      29 May: Why would my father support the lions? (RadioNZ)
      29 May: Kiwi kayakers head home with four medals (RadioNZ)
      29 May: Recap: america's cup, day two (RadioNZ)
      29 May: Dutch cyclist dumoulin wins giro d'italia (RadioNZ)
      29 May: Under 20 footballers qualify for round of 16 (RadioNZ)
      29 May: Winning day for team new zealand (RadioNZ)
    more Olympics newslinks >>


    "In the name of all competitors, I promise that we shall take part in these Olympic Games, respecting and abiding by the rules that govern them, in the true spirit of sportsmanship, for the glory of sport and the honour of our teams."
    - The Olympic athletes' oath


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