Our best medal roughies for Rio

Dylan Schmidt is a young trampolinist with eyes on a finals place

Seven Kiwi longshots that could bring home a medal from Rio.

No Pokemon Go in Rio

Anna Green is one of the athletes upset that Pokemon Go isn't available to play in Rio.

10:32 AM  Athletes are disappointed that they won't be able to chase Pokemons around the Olympic village.

Fire in Olympic village

Members of the Australian hockey team walk at the Olympic Village before the fire.

Some Aussie athletes were evacuated after a fire in their Olympic village accommodation.

Weightlifters out of Olympics

Russia's weightlifting team aren't allowed to compete at Rio Olympics.

Weightlifters have joined the list of Russian athletes banned from the Rio Olympics.

Val Adams' coach out of Rio

Valerie Adams will be without her coach Jean-Pierre Egger at the Olympics.

Shot put champion's bid for a third Olympic gold is dealt a blow by an injury − to her coach.

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IOC looks at gene doping test

A gene doping test is on the horizon but will not be experimented with during the Rio Olympics.

IOC looking at a new test for gene doping, although it won't be used at the Rio Games.

Ferns refine focus for Rio opener

Experienced striker Amber Hearn was one of four Football Ferns to get on the scoresheet in their Olympic warm-up clash ...

NZ women's football team ready to bump up intensity after 4-1 warm-up win over South Africa.

Kiwi doubles pair lose

Michael Venus has won four ATP doubles titles playing with Croatian Mate Pavic this year.

Michael Venus and Marcus Daniell's preparations for the Rio Olympics have come to a swift halt.

Bauer: I was ready for Rio

Golden Bay cyclist Jack Bauer, left, in action during the 2014 Commonwealth Games men's road race.

While he was unable to prove that he was fit and ready to go, cyclist Jack Bauer never doubted his ability to perform in Rio.

Olympians warned on 'Rule 40' video

Kiwi Olympic athletes such as Tom Walsh have been warned about strict guidelines around social media and sponsors' ...

Soft on Russia, but hard on social media, the IOC warns strict rules on what athletes may say on social media.

Rio provides ideal motivation

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 21:  Tori Peeters of New Zealand competes in the Women's Javelin during the IAAF Melbourne ...

Two-time New Zealand javelin champion Tori Peeters is on an Olympic quest as she eyes Toyko.

Olympic flame put out video

The Olympic torch relay in Angra dos Reis was disrupted by angry Brazilians protesting over not being paid in two months.

Chaos on the streets as angry government workers not paid in two months grab the Olympic torch.

Nadal injury 'delicate'

Rafael Nadal announces in May his second round withdrawal from the French Open.

It won't be an easy return to tennis at Rio for the world No 4, Spanish Olympic team-mate says.

Rio readies for the worst video

A warship patrols Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro.

A perfect storm for Brazil's inexperienced anti-terror forces as half-a-million tourists, heads of state and world media gather.

Kidnap Kiwis safe in Toronto

Laura McQuillan and Jason Lee.

When they found they couldn't trust those who were there to protect them, they had to flee.

Depleted Russians off to Rio

Members of Russia's Olympic synchronised swimming team attend a farewell ceremony before the national team's departure ...

Depleted Russian team departs for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, missing dozens of athletes.

Martelletti loses Rio appeal

Paul Martelletti's Olympic dream appears to be over.

Runner appealed for place in team through the Sports Tribunal of NZ and may yet take it higher.

Johnstone selected for Rio

Clarke Johnstone and Balmoral Sensation have been selected for the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Matangi equestrian Clarke Johnstone has been selected for the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Banned stars get own Games

Olympic champion triple jumper Ekaterina Koneva will be among athletes competing in Moscow.

They were banned from Rio, now these Russian athletes will compete at "Stars 2016" event in Moscow.

New Zealand at centre of Olympics race row gallery

Sir John Walker (far left) poised to claim his 1500m gold medal in what was a controversial Olympic Games for New Zealand.

Forty years ago New Zealand's presence at the Olympic Games was the subject of heavy scrutiny.

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Golden Moments: Yvette Williams video

Yvette Williams flanked by the second and third place-getters in the long jump.

When Yvette Williams won gold in 1952, people were huddled around a radio in Dunedin hoping for the best.

Our best medal roughies for Rio

Big-hitting Ryan Fox could be a in with a shot in the men's golf competition.

Seven Kiwi longshots that could bring home a medal from Rio.

Ferns refine focus for Rio opener

Experienced striker Amber Hearn was one of four Football Ferns to get on the scoresheet in their Olympic warm-up clash ...

NZ women's football team ready to bump up intensity after 4-1 warm-up win over South Africa.

Kiwi doubles pair lose

Michael Venus has won four ATP doubles titles playing with Croatian Mate Pavic this year.

Michael Venus and Marcus Daniell's preparations for the Rio Olympics have come to a swift halt.

Bauer: I was ready for Rio

Golden Bay cyclist Jack Bauer, left, in action during the 2014 Commonwealth Games men's road race.

While he was unable to prove that he was fit and ready to go, cyclist Jack Bauer never doubted his ability to perform in Rio.

Kiwi aid: Food in the favelas video

New Zealand Olympic kayaker Mike Dawson has been giving food to the poor in the favelas of Rio.

"Little kids' eyes light up at just a little food," NZ Olympic kayaker on the poor streets of Rio says.

Johnstone selected for Rio

Clarke Johnstone and Balmoral Sensation have been selected for the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Matangi equestrian Clarke Johnstone has been selected for the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Rio top five: Kiwi gold prospects video

Hamish Bond and Eric Murray need to keep their remarkable unbeaten run going through the Olympics final.

Cast your eye over five New Zealand combinations that look certain to be on the podiums with a good chance of winning gold.

Men's four miss out

The New Zealand men's four have missed out on a spot at the Rio olympics.

New Zealand men's rowing four won't be off to Rio after Russia confirms it will enter a crew in the event.

Celebrating Nelson's Olympic legacy

Nelson mayor Rachel Reese, right, handed Rio Olympians Kelsie Smith's parents Lee and Maree Smith, left, Julian ...

The next batch of Nelson's Olympic hopefuls were farewelled at a special lunch to celebrate the local games legacy.

Murray on board with Bolt

New Zealand rower Eric Murray was joined on his flight to Rio by Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt.

World champion Kiwi rower and elite Jamaican sprinter share a ride on the road to Rio.

Makeshift crew could cost Kiwis

The NZ men's four of Drikus Conradie, Axel Dickinson, Patrick McInnes and Anthony Allen.

Russia may cobble-together a men's four crew, scuppering Kiwi rowers' final Olympic hope.

Bulling returns to cycling for Rio video

Pieter Bulling isn't scared to lay down the law to his older team-mates in the New Zealand men's pursuit lineup.

Southlander finds himself the unofficial captain of men's pursuit team, gunning for a medal in Rio.

Olympics top five: Young guns video

Pole vaulter Eliza McCartney placed fifth at the world indoor championships in March to show she can mix it with the ...

Five of the youngest members of NZ's Olympic team hoping to make a splash at their first Games.

Olympic uniform backlash

Iran's Olympic uniform has been compared to a brand of eraser.

In Georgia, Iran, and even New Zealand, uniform designs for the Rio Olympics have come under fire.

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