Olympics in Rome? Ciao

Rome's newly elected mayor Virginia Raggi is due to give a media conference on Thursday morning (NZT) about the Olympic bid.

Rome's new mayor has withdrawn city's support for a bid to host 2024 Olympics.

NZ rowing dream team?

Olympic rowing champions Eric Murray and Hamish Bond are considering a new challenge.

Murray, Bond and Drysdale eyeing move to men's eight for 2020 Games.

Pascoe's hugs for gran

Paralympian Sophie Pascoe is greeted by her nana after arriving back home in Christchurch on Friday night.

Swimming star Sophie Pascoe is finally back from Rio and with her family. First to get a hug? Her nana.

Malone true to his word video

Liam Malone of New Zealand celebrates after winning the men's 400m T44 final.

Liam Malone's Paralympics dream started as exactly that - he just wanted to run in Rio de Janeiro.

'I had tears in my eyes'

Nikita Howarth with her golden glow after winning the 200m individual medley SM7 final.

Nikita Howarth was born with no hands. But she never let it stop her. Now she's a Paralympic champion.

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Cheerleading in Olympic mix

An Indianapolis Colts cheerleader performs during a commercial break during the game between the Indianapolis Colts and ...

Cheerleading is on its way to becoming an Olympic sport.

'I proved doctors wrong' stuff nation video

Tupou Neiufi: "Believe in yourselves, but most importantly, be yourselves."

After being hit by a car doctors said Tupou Neiufi would never walk, let alone swim. She certainly proved them wrong.

Touch of gold for Olympic duo

Clarke Johnstone with his Olympic horse Balmoral Sensation.

Olympic eventer Clarke Johnstone has a unique 24-carat memento of the Rio games.

Doubt over LA's Olympics bid

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 01:  A man takes a selfie in front of the Olympic rings in Olympic Park ahead of the Rio ...

Bid for the 2024 Olympics could become "the ultimate disaster movie" if Donald Trump becomes President.

Doping test figures 'alarming'

Revelations that one third of Rio competitors were not drug tested in the lead up to the Games has been met with a ...

World doping agency speaks out in wake of damning report revealing 1 in 3 Olympians went to Rio without being drugs tested.

Sports funding too 'fat'

New Zealand Cricket Players Association chief executive Heath Mills.

Top administrators get paid five times more than Olympic gold medalists, investigation finds.

Olympic athletes inspire youngsters

Step 10 Individual Jayde Maguire practicing her beam routine.

Olympic success for New Zealand's athletes has inspired budding sports stars in Wellington.

Waimate welcomes Rooney, Kennett video

Natalie Rooney, left, Waimate Mayor Craig Rowley and Dylan Kennett celebrate Rooney and Kennett's outstanding efforts at ...

Waimate welcomed Olympians Natalie Rooney and Dylan Kennett home with song and celebration.

Paralympians in spotlight

It's been another successful Paralympics for swimmer Sophie Pascoe.

Do our Paralympic athletes get the recognition they deserve?

Lochte protesters defend ambush video

Ryan Lochte of the United States attends a press conference in the Main Press Center on Day 7 of the Rio Olympics.

Protesters who ambushed Ryan Lochte on tv are defending their actions after being released from jail.

Rio doper takes bronze

Anatoli Ciricu, pictured, of Moldova was caught in doping retests meaning Tomasz Zielinski is now in line for a bronze medal.

He was sent home in disgrace from Rio, but will now receive a bronze from 2012.

Kiwi athletes transcend Paralympics

Sophie Pascoe competes in the women's 100m Backstroke at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

The world's taking notice of NZ Paralympians, but will it last? Have Paralympics finally gone mainstream?

Biles not ashamed of ADHD

The hack forced US gold medal Olympian Simone Biles to admit she had ADHD - but she wasn't ashamed of it.

If Russian hackers hoped to embarrass the US gymnast, they failed.

Russian hackers target US athletes

Serena Williams and her sister Venus are believed to be among the athletes who have had confidential media data stolen ...

Top US athletes, including Serena and Venus Williams and Simone Biles, are among those targeted in medical data hack.

Protesters storm Ryan Lochte video

Two protesters stormed the stage during Ryan Lochte's debut on Dancing With The Stars in the United States.

Gymnasts allege sex abuse

Two gymnasts have accused a USA Gymnastics doctor of sexually abusing them.

Medal-winning gymnast says US Gymnastics doctor groped her under guise of physical therapy.

No Olympic sanctions for Lochte

Ryan Lochte lied about being robbed at gunpoint in Rio.

The International Olympic Committee has decided against punishing US swimmer over fake robbery tale in Rio.

Olympic boss fights scalping charges

Former top European member of the International Olympic Committee, Patrick Hickey, leaves a police station in Rio de Janeiro.

Ireland's Pat Hickey is unable to leave Brazil while awaiting trial over an alleged ticket sales rort.

History beckons for Pascoe video

Sophie Pascoe is overcome by joy after winning the women's 200m individual medley final - and breaking a world record in ...

Kiwi swim star two medals away from becoming NZ's most successful Paralympian.

Olympic heartbreak serves as motivation

Julian Matthews runs up the Centre of New Zealand during his stint back home following the Olympic Games.

Julian Matthews allowed himself a 24 hour sulking period before taking his frustration out by running some miles.

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'I proved doctors wrong' stuff nation video

Tupou Neiufi: "Believe in yourselves, but most importantly, be yourselves."

After being hit by a car doctors said Tupou Neiufi would never walk, let alone swim. She certainly proved them wrong.

Sports funding too 'fat'

New Zealand Cricket Players Association chief executive Heath Mills.

Top administrators get paid five times more than Olympic gold medalists, investigation finds.

Waimate welcomes Rooney, Kennett video

Natalie Rooney, left, Waimate Mayor Craig Rowley and Dylan Kennett celebrate Rooney and Kennett's outstanding efforts at ...

Waimate welcomed Olympians Natalie Rooney and Dylan Kennett home with song and celebration.

Olympic heartbreak serves as motivation

Julian Matthews runs up the Centre of New Zealand during his stint back home following the Olympic Games.

Julian Matthews allowed himself a 24 hour sulking period before taking his frustration out by running some miles.

Walsh building to raise roof video

Tom Walsh's stellar year included a gold at the world indoor championships in Portland, USA.

Shot putter Tom Walsh returns from work as a globetrotting professional athlete to his day job

Walsh: We've got a shot at history video

Tom Walsh has had a big year, but he's not done chasing special marks in his sport.

Kiwi shot put ace predicts long-standing world record will soon be hauled in.

Tom Walsh second in Germany

Tom Walsh couldn't quite get the job done in Germany, just a day after his Diamond League triumph in Zurich.

Kiwi Olympic medallist just fails to make it two victories in two days on the busy European athletics circuit.

Winner Walsh 'a 22-metre guy' video

New Zealand shot put ace Tom Walsh has followed up on his Rio Olympics bronze with a mighty 22m Diamond League ...

Kiwi shot put ace finds a bit extra in the tank to beat the Rio gold medallist for Diamond League glory.

Bulling sets sights on Tokyo

New Zealand team pursuit track cyclist Pieter Bulling returned home to Invercargill recently after the Rio Olympic Games.

New Zealand cyclist Pieter Bulling has his sights firmly set on the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

Fahey reflects on Rio

A rare break for Olympic triathlon organiser Juliet Fahey.

There was only one person probably more nervous than the Olympian lined up at the start of the triathlon in Rio - organiser Juliet Fahey.

Back to school for Eliza video

Olympic bronze medalist Eliza McCartney pays a visit to her old school Belmont Intermediate in Takapuna.

Kiwi Olympic hero goes back where it all began to relive her Rio experience.

Begg appalled by comments

New Zealand speed skating coach Bill Begg was digusted by the treatment of cyclist Dylan Kennett in Rio.

New Zealand speed skating coach Bill Begg takes aim at Cycling New Zealand's high performance director.

Walsh backs up in Poland

Tom Walsh has hit a rich vein of form following his bronze medal at the Rio Olympics.

Kiwi shot put ace makes it two victories in two days with another win at a major meet in Europe.

Willis confirms Tokyo Olympic bid

New Zealand's Nick Willis will press on to Tokyo in 2020 after winning his second Olympic medal in Rio.

After winning a second Olympic medal in Rio, Nick Willis is gunning for three in Tokyo.

Olympians blown away video

Rebecca Scown and Genevieve Behrent - the silver medal-winning women's coxless pair - were crowd favourites.

Hundreds braved horrible weather to cheer on the nation's heroes.

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