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  • Home >  2016 Olympics

    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

    War with North Korea: From unthinkable to unavoidable?
    13 Mar : Despite the afterglow of a happy Winter Olympics, war on the Korean Peninsula remains a distinct possibility, with Kim Jong-un flaunting his nuclear capabilities and Donald Trump not ruling out a pre-emptive strike, write Kim Beazley and L Gordon Flake. click for full story...

    Pole vaulter McCartney to miss nationals
    Hamilton 08 Mar : Olympic bronze medallist Eliza McCartney will miss the national athletics championships in Hamilton as she manages her return to competition from injury. click for full story...

    Japanese students select 'futuristic' Tokyo 2020 Olympic mascots
    Education 01 Mar : After a nationwide selection process in Japan's schools, students select mascots for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. click for full story...

    Olympic 1500m champ to race in Whanganui
    Athletics 28 Feb : Whanganui's famous Cooks Gardens track will be graced by Olympic 1500m champion Matthew Centrowitz at next month's mile race. click for full story...

    China to have more ski resorts than Europe ahead of 2022 Winter Olympics
    26 Feb : China will host the next Winter Olympics in 2022, and already in the midst of a ski boom, the country plans to open more than 700 ski resorts, more than all of Europe, and are developing young talent to ensure a swag of medals. click for full story...

    Pyeongchang Olympics: The triumphs, surprises and tears of the 'peace games'
    26 Feb : After two failed bids for the Winter Olympics, Pyeongchang delivered the incredible, the absurd, and posed lingering questions about Russia's involvement at future Olympic events. click for full story...

    Winter Olympics: Garlic Girls' dream crushed as Sweden takes curling gold
    Entertainment 25 Feb : The Swedish women win the gold medal in the final match of a marathon curling festival, beating South Korea 8-3 in nine ends to leave the "Garlic Girls" with a silver that is the hosts' first-ever Olympic medal in the sport. click for full story...

    Winter Olympics: Australia's men's bobsleigh team record their fastest run on day 15 in Pyeongchang
    25 Feb : A team-best run in the men's bobsleigh and a pair of gutsy efforts in the men's cross-country ski headlined Australia's penultimate day at the Winter Olympics — see how the Aussies fared on day 15. click for full story...

     Olympics NewsLinks
      19 Mar: Chelsea into fa cup semis (RadioNZ)
      19 Mar: Shooting duo will play for silver ferns (RadioNZ)
      19 Mar: Hansen: i won't be coaching england (RadioNZ)
      18 Mar: Mccartney sets pb at vertical pursuit (RadioNZ)
      18 Mar: Paul henare leaves the breakers? (RadioNZ)
      18 Mar: Federer to meet del potro in indian wells final (RadioNZ)
      18 Mar: Jones taking too many positives from their loss (RadioNZ)
      18 Mar: Is paul henare leaving the breakers? (RadioNZ)
      18 Mar: Liam squire out for six weeks (RadioNZ)
      18 Mar: Jones take too many positives from a loss? (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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