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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

    Bond claims honours in Oceania time trial
    Motoring 23 Mar : Former Olympic rowing star Hamish Bond has sharpened up for next month's Commonwealth Games with a win in the Oceania road cycling championships time trial. click for full story...

    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...

     Olympics NewsLinks
      24 Mar: As it happened: silver ferns vs jamaica (RadioNZ)
      24 Mar: Jamaica make netball history beating nz 59-53 (RadioNZ)
      24 Mar: Whincup defies wet at aust grand prix (RadioNZ)
      24 Mar: Conrad smith retires from rugby (RadioNZ)
      24 Mar: Australian cricketers cop verbal abuse in cape town (RadioNZ)
      24 Mar: Hamilton fastest in melbourne practice (RadioNZ)
      24 Mar: Williamson says crowe is nz's greatest batsman (RadioNZ)
      23 Mar: Return to the future: lillehammer explores another olympics (NZ Herald)
      23 Mar: Crusaders beat bulls in rugby arm wrestle (RadioNZ)
      23 Mar: Silver ferns conquer fiji 88-26 (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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