Olympic flame

Olympic torch lit in Greece

The Olympic flame-lighting ceremony for the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi has been held in Greece.

Wrestling makes Olympic return

Rule changes to reward aggressive wrestling among adjustments made to get the ancient sport reinstated at the Olympics.

NZOC hail choice of Tokyo

New Zealand Olympic Committee boss Kereyn Smith has hailed the choice of Tokyo as host city for the 2020 Olympics.

Drysdale hints at Rio tilt

Mahe Drysdale Olympic champion Mahe Drysdale says he is thinking about Rio Olympics all the time.

Bottle thrower gets community service

Usain Bolt A man who threw a plastic beer bottle onto the track and shouted abuse at Usain Bolt before the men's 100-metre final at the Olympics will be electronically tagged for eight weeks.

NZ medalists get together

NZ gold medalists For one of their last acts of these Olympic games the New Zealand medallists gathered together for photos and final interviews.

Video: Reflecting on London

Fairfax's reporting team covering the London Olympics recount New Zealand's memorable moments at a highly successful Games.

Carrington's golden moment

Valerie tells her story

Taylor takes bronze to school

Peter Taylor Olympic bronze medallist Peter Taylor was centre of attention as he showed off his prized possession at his old school, Wellesley College.

Rowers dump on Ostapchuk

New Zealand's triumphant Olympic rowers express scorn over Valerie Adams' Games dramas. | Adams' gold rush | Olympians hope to inspire

Games spirit rises above jingoism

Will rowers go four more years?

'There's been some dark days'

Olympic champion rower Joseph Sullivan opens up about his decision to quit the sport before Rio 2016.

Dictator urges athletes to fess up

Weepu The leader of Belarus is calling for his own debriefing into the country's abysmal display at the London Olympics.

Val-Gate review underway

An investigation into the admin errors that affected shot putter Valerie Adams' Olympic performance is underway and will be robust.

Usain Bolt keen on Rio

Only way Ostapchuk could win

Athletics NZ in firing line

Athletics New Zealand officials are now ducking for cover.

Sky's the limit for Aussie rider

Richie Porte Australian Richie Porte was promoted from 'spare wheel' to Team Sky's new leader after defending champion Chris Froome crashed out of the Tour de France this morning.

Dawkins ready for Rio Games

Eddie Dawkins was the first Southland Olympian to arrive home yesterday and his focus is already on Rio 2016.

Van Velthooven charging for Rio

Glamour girl is 'BMX royalty'

Sergent wins stage in Austria

Jesse Sergent has won the fifth stage in the Tour of Austria, sealing his first ever road stage win as a pro.

Swimming faces financial dive

Daniel Bell Daniel Bell is resigned to losing a significant portion of funding, to the point where he is considering cafe work to subsidise his career.

Coutts turns focus to world record

Alicia Coutts may have five Olympic medals around her neck, but the Australian swimmer has already set herself a new challenge: breaking a world record.

Dunlop-Barrett keen for Rio

Swim NZ need to do convincing

Aussies 'unprepared' for pressure

Back on home soil after a whirlwind Olympic campaign, Australia's swimmers admit they did underestimated the pressure.

Mexico upset Brazil for gold

Oribe Peralta Mexico won the Olympic men's football title for the first time when they stunned Brazil 2-1 in front of 86,162 fans at Wembley Stadium.

Ferns medal chance at Rio: coach

Football Ferns coach Tony Readings says New Zealand can challenge for a medal at the Rio Olympics if the bulk of the current squad stays together and they get the right preparation.

NZ could be world football force

Football Ferns eliminated

IOC urge Korea player ban

The International Olympic Committee has asked South Korea to bar a football player from the medal ceremony after he was photographed apparently holding a political message about a territorial dispute with Japan following their bronze play off.

Sport NZ boss skirts disappointment

Phil Burrows Sport NZ boss Peter Miskimmin will not have a say on funding for the under-performing men's hockey team due to a conflict of interest.

Sour end for Black Sticks

Every Day at the hockey a tall, wise Indian man speaks glowingly of the Black Sticks.

Germany end Dutch hopes

Hager pushes Tasman ties

Sharland decides to take break

With the pain of narrowly missing an Olympic medal fresh in her mind Black Sticks' captain Kayla Sharland is set to take an indefinite break.

Trophy from 1896 on display in Greece

Silver Cup The trophy won by the marathon winner at the 1896 Olympics has gone on display for the first time in Greece.

Games medal forgotten in flurry

In the mad rush to get on the plane back home Andrew Nicholson forgot to pack his prized Olympic bronze medal.

Ainslie uncertain about Rio

South Koreans have bans reduced

New Sevens coach for Aussie

A member of Graham Henry's staff when he was coach of Wales at the 1999 World Cup has been appointed to co-ordinate the Australian Rugby Union's bid for Sevens gold at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games and Rio Olympics.

James' gesture a game changer

Kirani James The most important thing that happened at the Olympics was something Grenada's Kirani James did.

Ostapchuk not an exception

New Zealand woke up to the news Nadzeya Ostapchuk was a drugs cheat and "our Val" was now a double Olympic gold medallist.

Scandal tarnishes golden glow

Ostapchuk's cheating obvious

Winter Olympics-wear

Busy, kitchy, rave or chintzy? There's something for everyone in the Sochi team uniforms.

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