IOC won't ban Russia from Rio

The Rio Olympics begin on August 5.

2:23 AM  International sports federations to decide if Russian athletes can compete in each sport at Rio Olympics.

IOC meeting to make critical decision

Village not fit for athletes

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

The troubled Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games have arrived at their first major crisis, two weeks before the opening ceremony.

Why Russia must be banned

Russian President Vladimir Putin now wants an anti-doping commission, after a state-sponsored doping programme was uncovered.

OPINION: If Russia is allowed to compete despite its doping programme, athletes should refuse to share a podium with them.

Kiwis athletes on podium

Cantabrian Tom Walsh finished second in the final Diamond League meet in London before the Olympics.

Kiwis Tom Walsh and Eliza McCartney in top three in the final Diamond League athletics meeting before the Olympics.

Russia face Paralympics ban

Fiona Allan says New Zealand Paralympians are warned about taking any performance enhancing substances.

Paralympics CEO Fiona Allan says nations are putting more focus on Paralympic medal success.

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IOC to make critical decision on ban

International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach.

The IOC's 15-member executive board are poised to make a decision on Russia's participation in Rio.

Rio Athletes Village opening

The Rio Olympics are about to ramp up, ahead of the official opening on August 6.

Thousands to arrive at Athletes Village in next two weeks, ahead of the official start of the Rio Olympics.

'I wanted to crawl under a rock'

Liza Hunter-Galvan of New Zealand lies on the asphalt after finishing the women's marathon during the Beijing 2008 ...

Liza Hunter-Galvan injected a banned drug, bought over the counter at a Mexican pharmacy.

Phelps hopes Rio swansong hits the right notes

Michael Phelps greets fans in the stands after winning the men's 100m butterfly finals in the US Olympic swimming team trials

Michael Phelps enters the Rio de Janeiro Olympics pool for his second swansong determined to bow out on his own terms.

The Football Ferns family

Kirsty Yallop says it's been cool having a core group of Football Ferns together for a decade.

A decade after they first played together at the 2006 under-20 World Cup, this group of seven are still going strong.

NZF keeps faith in Fifa

New Zealand Football chief executive Andy Martin has faith in Fifa.

New Zealand Football has "full confidence" in FIFA, to ensure the 2018 World Cup in Russia is free of drug cheats.

McLaren: Bring on Rio

Black Sticks star Anita McLaren trains in the lead-up to the Olympic Games.

Anita McLaren says she will take a leaf out of Kelsey Smith's book and "play with confidence."

Golden Moments: Mark Todd video

Mark Todd flanked by Karen Stives (left) and Virginia Holgate-Leng (right) on the podium in Los Angeles in 1984.

Mark Todd's eventing gold medals in 1984 and 1988 helped put equestrian on the map in New Zealand.

Erceg is ready for a tough Olympics

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 07:  Abby Erceg of New Zealand and Caitlin Foord of Australia compete for the ball during ...

The Olympics are going to be hard work for the Football Ferns, who have drawn world No 1, the United States, and No 3, France, in their pool.

Jousting: the time hath cometh video

Should this ancient sport be included in the Olympics?

Hark, jousting fans! Enthusiasts say the sport doth deserve to be in the Olympics.

Brazil arrests over Isis message video

Rio de Janeiro is swarming with soldiers, police and guards ahead of next month's Olympics.

Ten men detained and two others wanted after social media discussions about potential attack on Rio Olympics.

'The funeral of athletics'

Pole vaulter Elena Isimbayeva has described the CAS decision "the funeral of athletics"..

Russia condemns upholding of Olympics ban on track and field athletes.

Sky TV rules keep media out of Rio

Fairfax Media has pulled out of Olympics coverage in Rio.

Sky wanted to put commentators above criticism as its rivals walk away from Olympics coverage.

Rio-bound? No Portuguese? Problem

People gather and take photos at the 'Cidade Olimpica' sign.

Speaking only English won't get you far in the Olympic city.

Whitelock eyes medal in swansong

Kayla Whitelock will bring up 250 games for the Black Sticks at the Rio Olympics.

Black Sticks captain Kayla Whitelock is confident her team can claim their first Olympic medal.

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Village not fit for athletes

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

The troubled Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games have arrived at their first major crisis, two weeks before the opening ceremony.

The Football Ferns family

Kirsty Yallop says it's been cool having a core group of Football Ferns together for a decade.

A decade after they first played together at the 2006 under-20 World Cup, this group of seven are still going strong.

NZF keeps faith in Fifa

New Zealand Football chief executive Andy Martin has faith in Fifa.

New Zealand Football has "full confidence" in FIFA, to ensure the 2018 World Cup in Russia is free of drug cheats.

McLaren: Bring on Rio

Black Sticks star Anita McLaren trains in the lead-up to the Olympic Games.

Anita McLaren says she will take a leaf out of Kelsey Smith's book and "play with confidence."

Golden Moments: Mark Todd video

Mark Todd flanked by Karen Stives (left) and Virginia Holgate-Leng (right) on the podium in Los Angeles in 1984.

Mark Todd's eventing gold medals in 1984 and 1988 helped put equestrian on the map in New Zealand.

Erceg is ready for a tough Olympics

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 07:  Abby Erceg of New Zealand and Caitlin Foord of Australia compete for the ball during ...

The Olympics are going to be hard work for the Football Ferns, who have drawn world No 1, the United States, and No 3, France, in their pool.

Ali inspires SBW's Rio dream

Sonny Bill Williams is relishing the chance to add to his amazing sporting resume at the Rio Olympics.

"He's my man...he won a gold medal, his faith was inspiring...people wanted to see him fail."

Venus wins battle of Rio Kiwis

The strong year on the ATP doubles circuit continues for Rio-bound Kiwi Michael Venus.

Kiwi tennis ace claims straight sets win over Olympic team-mate in Swiss ATP tournament quarterfinals.

'The funeral of athletics'

Pole vaulter Elena Isimbayeva has described the CAS decision "the funeral of athletics"..

Russia condemns upholding of Olympics ban on track and field athletes.

Whitelock eyes medal in swansong

Kayla Whitelock will bring up 250 games for the Black Sticks at the Rio Olympics.

Black Sticks captain Kayla Whitelock is confident her team can claim their first Olympic medal.

Golden Moments: John Walker video

John Walker of New Zealand (black singlet) in the pack during the 1500m Olympic Games Games final in Montreal.

Only "an elephant gun'' could have stopped him winning Olympic gold medal in 1976.

'Work to do' at NZ Rio HQ

Chef de Mission Rob Waddell has had his hands full sorting out last minute details in Rio before the New Zealand ...

Chef de Mission Rob Waddell and his advance party turn into tradesmen to complete Kiwi compound.

Waddell: Get tough with Russians

The Russian drug scandal has left a cloud hanging over the Rio Olympics.

NZ's team boss calls for "the strongest possible action" as talk of the drug scandal sweeps the Olympic village.

NZ name Rio horses

Sir Mark Todd aboard Leonidas II during his strong performance at Badminton this year.

Veteran Sir Mark Todd confirms his strong Badminton mount will carry his next Olympic medal hopes.

Time against replacing Russians

The New Zealand coxless four of Anthony Allen, Patrick McInnes, Axel Dickinson and Drikus Conradie are on standby for ...

NZOC says there is little time to replace Russian athletes if they are banned.

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