Carrington's rival to be kept busy

Lisa Carrington will contest two events at Rio.

2:48 PM  The Kiwi's biggest threat over 500 metres is entered in three events.

Murky view for waiting Kiwis

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

Kiwi fours' uncertain chance to replace a Russian rowing crew in Rio running short on time.

Top five: Must-see events video

Lisa Carrington is hoping to follow in the footsteps of Ian Ferguson and Paul MacDonald and defend her canoe sprint gold ...

1:45 PM  Stuff takes a look at the top five must-see events at the Rio Olympics.

Russian team could be cut to 40

International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach is facing a backlash after refusing to issue a blanket ban ...

Many more athletes may follow the barred seven swimmers out of the Olympics.

Aussies set Rio move-in date

Australian chef de mission Kitty Chiller is happy with the progress made on fixing up the Olympic village.

"Enormous" progress made in the last 24 hours in fixing Australia's Olympic village apartments.

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Police investigation after kidnapping

Wellington jiu-jitsu athlete Jason Lee, who says he was kidnapped by police in Rio.

An investigation has begun after police who allegedly kidnapped a Kiwi athlete in Rio turned up at his apartment.

MacKenzie happy with underdog status

Sophie MacKenzie, right, and Julia Edward are well prepared and ready for the challenge of Rio.

 Sophie MacKenzie is used to having a target on her back. It comes with the territory when you are a double world champion.

1500m runner to skip opening ceremony

Julian Matthews says he will skip the opening ceremony at the Olympic Games.

Julian Matthews will delay his arrival into Olympic Games athletes village to avoid distraction.

'A million per cent innocent'

Egyptian javelin thrower Ihab Abdelrahman has been suspended after failing a doping test.

Top Olympic medal contender professes his innocence as doping scandal engulfs another country.

No Russians to swim at Rio

Russian breaststroke Olympic medal hopeful Yulia Efimova is one of seven swimmers ruled ineligible to compete in Rio.

Swimming's world governing body rules Russian swimmers ineligible to compete at the Olympics.

Kiwi runner: Drugs will be in Rio

Zane Robertson hasn't been shy to voice his concerns over doping abuse in athletics.

Zane Robertson blasts IOC over Russian doping scandal, and predicts drugs will dog the Games.

Hendry misses out on Olympics by two weeks

Kiwi golfer Michael Hendry leaves Olympic run too late.

Michael Hendry moves ahead of Ryan Fox, but it's too late for Rio.

NZ guilty of backing 'buck pass' video

IOC President Thomas Bach says the International Olympic Committee will leave the decision up to each sports federation ...

OPINION: NZ Olympic Committee defends the indefensible in backing IOC's buck-passing on Russia.

Burmester blasts IOC as 'sell-outs' video

Ex-swimmer Moss Burmester has slammed the IOC's soft stance on Russian athletes.

NZ's former Olympic swimmer Moss Burmester slams IOC's soft stance on Russians.

Football Ferns out to shock

Football Ferns' defender Ali Riley is optimistic about their chances at the Rio Olympics.

They face two of the world's best teams but the Kiwis are optimistic of an upset in Rio.

Kiwis warm up for Rio in Spain

Michael Venus' strong year on the ATP doubles circuit has him in good form for the Olympics

Michael Venus and Marcus Daniell link up for Olympic doubles tennis preparation.

Mahe 'first' into NZ Rio digs

Rio Olympics athletes' village.

Kiwi rower moves into Olympic HQ, declaring "all is good" as Aussies hit out at state of their apartments.

Kiwi 'kidnapped' in Rio

Kiwi Jason Lee: "I don't think I've ever felt like I could possibly die."

Kiwi athlete forced into unmarked car by armed police, made to withdraw money.

A roo in Rio for upset Aussies video

The kangaroo is a symbol of Australian pride.

Rio mayor offers a kangaroo to appease Australian concerns about an "uninhabitable" Olympic village.

Anti-doping despair over IOC video

International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach has left the decision on banning Russian athletes from the Rio ...

Olympics bosses miss a chance "to do the right thing" in not banning Russia from Rio, anti-doping officials say.

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NZ Olympic Team

Carrington's rival to be kept busy

Lisa Carrington will contest two events at Rio.

The Kiwi's biggest threat over 500 metres is entered in three events.

Murky view for waiting Kiwis

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

Kiwi fours' uncertain chance to replace a Russian rowing crew in Rio running short on time.

Golden Moments: Sarah Ulmer video

New Zealands Sarah Ulmer wins gold in the women's individual pursuit in Athens.

Sarah Ulmer thought about retiring from cycling, but wise words from her coach kept her in the game for Athens.

1500m runner to skip opening ceremony

Julian Matthews says he will skip the opening ceremony at the Olympic Games.

Julian Matthews will delay his arrival into Olympic Games athletes village to avoid distraction.

Kiwi runner: Drugs will be in Rio

Zane Robertson hasn't been shy to voice his concerns over doping abuse in athletics.

Zane Robertson blasts IOC over Russian doping scandal, and predicts drugs will dog the Games.

NZ guilty of backing 'buck pass' video

IOC President Thomas Bach says the International Olympic Committee will leave the decision up to each sports federation ...

OPINION: NZ Olympic Committee defends the indefensible in backing IOC's buck-passing on Russia.

Burmester blasts IOC as 'sell-outs' video

Ex-swimmer Moss Burmester has slammed the IOC's soft stance on Russian athletes.

NZ's former Olympic swimmer Moss Burmester slams IOC's soft stance on Russians.

Football Ferns out to shock

Football Ferns' defender Ali Riley is optimistic about their chances at the Rio Olympics.

They face two of the world's best teams but the Kiwis are optimistic of an upset in Rio.

Kiwis warm up for Rio in Spain

Michael Venus' strong year on the ATP doubles circuit has him in good form for the Olympics

Michael Venus and Marcus Daniell link up for Olympic doubles tennis preparation.

Mahe 'first' into NZ Rio digs

Rio Olympics athletes' village.

Kiwi rower moves into Olympic HQ, declaring "all is good" as Aussies hit out at state of their apartments.

Olympic Village in chaos video

Beds inside the athletes' accommodation seen during a guided tour for journalists of the athletes' village.

Rio Olympics arrive at first major crisis, with athletes refusing to stay in "uninhabitable" village.

Enough time to ban Russian cheats

New Zealand Olympic Committee president Mike Stanley.

Clock ticking but NZOC president Mike Stanley believes IOC ruling can still be effective on dopers.

'Black day for clean athletes'

Drug Free Sport New Zealand  chief executive Graham Steel.

NZ anti-doping boss slams IOC decision not to ban Russia from the Rio Olympics.

NZOC backs call on Russia

New Zealand Olympic Committee's secretary general Kereyn Smith.

NZOC backs IOC decision to let individual sports deal with banning Russian dopers from Rio Olympics.

Golden moments: Ferguson and MacDonald

Paul MacDonald and Ian Ferguson won gold in the K2-500 in 1984.

Ian Ferguson and Paul MacDonald were not going to let anyone stop them winning back-to-back golds in the K2-500 in 1984 and 1988.

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