Bridgewater on standby for Rio

George Bridgewater and the NZ men's quad are back in training on Lake Karapiro.

Former Olympic medallist back training as doubts swirl over Russia's place at Rio.

Olympic Power Rankings: No 3

New Zealand 49er stars Peter Burling and Blair Tuke are the heaviest of favourites in the 10 yachting classes at the Rio ...

New Zealand's four-time world champion 49er crew are ready to turn London silver into Rio gold.

Kiwis on standby for Russia ban video

Rowing New Zealand chief executive Simon Peterson said he couldn't live with himself if he didn't give three crews a ...

NZ athletes on standby for the Rio Olympics should Russia be banned over doping scandal.

Pearson out of Rio: reports

Sally Pearson has torn a hamstring and won't defend her title at the Rio Olympics.

Olympic champion hurdler has torn a hamstring in training and won't compete at the Rio Games.

Rio 7s pools: NZ get lucky video

Sonny Bill Williams is expected to be part of the New Zealand side going for gold in Rio.

New Zealand gets lucky in the Olympics draw, being named in the weakest of three pools.

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Body parts wash ashore in Rio video

The construction site of the beach volleyball venue is pictured on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 13, ...

Parts of a mutilated body washed up on Copacabana Beach in Brazil, metres from the Olympic beach volleyball courts.

NZ's Olympic uniform falls flat gallery video

There is little to love in the New Zealand Olympic uniforms worn by Tim Mikkelson and Liz Thompson.

Experts rip shapeless threads to shreds; PM says our athletes would look good in anything.

Spieth unsure about Olympics

Jordan Spieth: "I have not received enough information to make an informed decision either way or not."

Two-time major winner Jordan Spieth is still undecided about whether to participate in Rio.

NZ Olympic uniforms revealed video

The new New Zealand Olympic uniform  has been revealed.

New Zealand will wear black, silver, green and blue at the Rio Olympics.

Best & worst Olympic uniforms gallery

Ralph Lauren dressed the American Olympic team in 2012. Very flash.

We're blessed with our national colours of black and white - it's pretty tricky to really mess that up.

Olympic gold medalist killed

South Korean skater Oh Se-jong has been killed in an accident in Seoul.

Former Olympic short track speed skating champion Oh Se-jong has been killed in a motorcycle crash in Seoul.

Durant, Anthony lead US Olympic team

Kevin Durant will lead the US basketball team at the Olympic Games in Rio.

Warriors trio combine with Durant to chase basketball gold in Rio.

Todd selected for Olympics for the ninth time video

Mark Todd Mark Todd was again named as a New Zealand Olympian.

Sir Mark Todd will contest his eighth Olympic Games at Rio.

Olympic Power Rankings: 4

Mahe Drysdale trains on Lake Karapiro.

With the Rio Olympics fast approaching, Stuff counts down New Zealand's top 20 medal prospects. Today, No 4, men's single sculler Mahe Drysdale.

Rio relief for Brougham

Julie Brougham and Vom Feinsten qualified for the Rio Olympics by breaking an Australasian record at the Horse of the ...

A wave of relief swept Julie Brougham when she was told her Olympic dream was set to be a reality.

Two weightlifters chosen for Rio

The selection of Tracey Lambrechs and Richie Patterson takes the total size of the New Zealand team for Rio to 111.

Olympic Games selection of Richie Patterson and Tracey Lambrechs conformed in Auckland.

Water thrown at Olympic flame video

A bucket of water is thrown at the Olympic torch.

Brazen bucket raid on Olympic torch passed off as "a joke, a dare on Facebook".

Rio Olympics could be 'big failure'

Rio de Janeiro's acting governor has warned of a lack of security and transport for the Games.

Just over a month out from the opening ceremony, Rio de Janeiro's governor gives an ominous warning.

Olympic Power Rankings: No 5 video

The belief burns bright in Valerie Adams that she can capture a third straight Olympic gold in Rio.

Val Adams has had to deal with many challenges on the road to Rio, not the least of which has been her own mortality.

Kiwi cyclist makes sprint podium

Matt Archibald was victorious in the bronze medal ride in the individual sprint off at the UCI event in Melbourne.

Matt Archibald to carry strong form to Europe to make final push for Olympic selection.

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Two weightlifters chosen for Rio

The selection of Tracey Lambrechs and Richie Patterson takes the total size of the New Zealand team for Rio to 111.

Olympic Games selection of Richie Patterson and Tracey Lambrechs conformed in Auckland.

Olympic Power Rankings: No 5 video

The belief burns bright in Valerie Adams that she can capture a third straight Olympic gold in Rio.

Val Adams has had to deal with many challenges on the road to Rio, not the least of which has been her own mortality.

Kiwi cyclist makes sprint podium

Matt Archibald was victorious in the bronze medal ride in the individual sprint off at the UCI event in Melbourne.

Matt Archibald to carry strong form to Europe to make final push for Olympic selection.

Black Sticks miss medals

New Zealand's Olivia Merry, left, controls the ball during her side's 1-1 draw with the United States at the Champions ...

New Zealand's build-up to the Olympics took a small setback.

Olympic Power Rankings: 6 video

New Zealand's sprint team of Sam Webster, left, Ethan Mitchell and Eddie Dawkins are confident of replicating this ...

"They [opponents] are going to be watching from second place," Kiwi sprint cyclist Eddie Dawkins.

Olympic Power Rankings: No 7

These are trying times for Sir Gordon Tietjens as he plots the path to sevens gold in Rio.

The NZ men's sevens team head to Rio as just one of a pack of contenders chasing gold in the sport's debut.

Adams, Freeman team up video

Valerie Adams features in Visa's newest as

Kiwi shot put champ takes the wheel with the leading role in an ad featuring Morgan Freeman.

Olympic Power Rankings: No. 8

Sarah Goss says the New Zealand women's sevens team will be firing come Rio.

 New Zealand are in good shape ahead of the Rio Olympics' women's sevens tournament.

Singlet plus gold medals offer video

Peter Snell wore the singlet at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.

Kiwi running great Sir Peter Snell will add two gold medals to Te Papa's singlet buy.

NZ's Rio sevens pool takes shape

Tim Mikkelson and Scott Curry will be back in Rio de Janeiro playing sevens in August.

NZ likely to get a kind draw for sevens pool play at next month's Olympics.

NZ boxers' Rio dreams over

David Nyika was beaten by Dutch fighter Roy Korving in Azerbaijan.

David Nyika's second-round defeat at qualifiers means NZ will have no boxers at the Rio Olympics.

Olympic Power Rankings: 9

Sophie MacKenzie and Julia Edward will chase gold at Rio.

Making the NZ team for Rio was half the challenge for these dual world champs.

Olympic Power Rankings: 10 video

Lydia Ko has tailored her schedule with the goal of of peaking at the Olympics.

Rio the priority for Lydia Ko as she looks to bounce back from major heartache.

Kiwi rowers rake in medals video

Hamish Bond and Eric Murray scored another World Cup win.

Ten finals and 10 medals for the NZ team at the final World Cup of 2016.

Russia calls for IAAF axing

Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko wants the IAAF disbanded over its handling of doping scandals.

Sports minister wants international athletics body disbanded as Russian athletes appeal their Olympic bans for doping.

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