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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

    Kiwi rowing great Dickie mourned
    Sports 14 Dec : Rowing has lost the man who urged New Zealand crews to some of their greatest Olympic moments following the death of coxswain Simon Dickie. click for full story...

    Molly Bloom knew her secretive high-stakes poker games attracted an "incredible network" of people "to try and leverage"
    Entertainment 09 Dec : The Olympic-class skier organised one of Hollywood's poker games and with the buy-in set at $50,000 it attracted a number of A-listers including the likes of Ben Affleck, Tobey Maguire and Leonardo DiCaprio as well as the Russian mob click for full story...

    Indonesian figure skaters dream of competing in the Winter Olympics
    09 Dec : Indonesia has a tiny budget for sport and has never been represented at a Winter Olympics, but two teenagers training hard in Jakarta hope to figure skate for their country in the future. click for full story...

    Olympics: Japanese schoolchildren to vote on official mascots for 2020 Games
    Living & Travel 08 Dec : Japanese schoolchildren will vote to choose the official mascots for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, with the winner announced next year. click for full story...

    #NoRussiaNoGames: State TV, banned athletes take aim at IOC over Pyeongchang Winter Olympics ban
    Entertainment 07 Dec : Russian state television leads the charge in attacking the International Olympic Committee's decision to ban Russia from the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games, which some said was tantamount to genocide. click for full story...

    Nyika commits to Olympic heavyweight bid
    Boxing 07 Dec : Kiwi heavyweight boxer David Nyika plans to turn professional in 2020 after pursuing a gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics. click for full story...

    NZOC supports Russian Olympic ban
    06 Dec : Russia's ban from the Winter Olympics has been fully backed by the New Zealand Olympic Committee. click for full story...

    Tom Daley says his marriage is "far from perfect"
    Entertainment 05 Dec : The 23-year-old Olympic diver tied the knot with Dustin Lance Black in May this year but admitted their union is "not all plain sailing" and there have been "struggles", such as not seeing each other for up to five weeks click for full story...

     Olympics NewsLinks
      15 Dec: Australia strike back at the waca (RadioNZ)
      15 Dec: Diamonds lose some sparkle (RadioNZ)
      15 Dec: Hewitt returns for aussie open (RadioNZ)
      15 Dec: America's cup venue gets thumbs up from team nz (RadioNZ)
      15 Dec: Penney chasing win in milestone game (RadioNZ)
      15 Dec: Mix of old and new faces chasing olympic short track berths (NZ Herald)
      15 Dec: White out: shaun white falls in olympic halfpipe qualifier (NZ Herald)
      15 Dec: Heart scare for top nz shot putter (RadioNZ)
      15 Dec: Goss gets goosebumps as black ferns dominate awards (RadioNZ)
      15 Dec: Teen cayla barnes youngest player on usa hockey team (NZ Herald)
    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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