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New Sevens coach for Aussie

rugby ball generic

A member of Graham Henry's staff when he was coach of Wales at the 1999 World Cup has been appointed to co-ordinate the Australian Rugby Union's bid for Sevens gold at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games and Rio Olympics.

Trophy from 1896 on display in Greece

Silver Cup

The trophy won by the marathon winner at the 1896 Olympics has gone on display for the first time in Greece.

Games medal forgotten in flurry

Andrew Nicholson

FRED WOODCOCK - Fairfax Media

In the mad rush to get on the plane back home Andrew Nicholson forgot to pack his prized Olympic bronze medal.

Ainslie uncertain about Rio

Ben Ainslie

British sailor Ben Ainslie has moved to temper reports he will chase more Olympic glory in 2016.

South Koreans have bans reduced

Jung South Korea badminton

South Korean Olympic badminton players and a coach have had suspensions for throwing matches reduced.

LeBron eyes fourth Olympics

Kevin Durant and LeBron James

TOM WITHERS - AP

LeBron James squeezed his mom's hands, the way he did as a kid. Moments before being honoured again in his hometown, James stood among family members and friends.

No big pay day for Kiwi medallists

Sarah Walker

Kiwi Olympic Gold medallists looking to cash in on their new-found fame can expect ''bread and butter'' rather than ''gold and jewels''.

Jordan v LeBron?

A 1992 file photo of Michael Jordan playing for the Chicago Bulls.

ANDREW SELIGMAN - AP

Michael and Magic versus Kobe and LeBron? Sounds like a dream matchup, and it could be coming to a video game console near you.

Congo athletes 'missing'

Cedric Mandembo

A UN-run radio station in Congo says four members from the country's Olympic delegation have gone missing in London.

Pentathlon looks ahead

Pentathlon

Imagine a soldier trapped behind enemy lines.

15 golds given on final day

Stephen Kiprotich

Fifteen gold medals where handed out on the final day of action at the London Olympics - with the first, on the streets of London.

Olympics Quiz - Day 16

Spice

Stuff's daily London Olympic Games quiz.

Mates bonded by gold

Lisa Carrington and Erin Taylor

SIMON PLUMB AND TONY SMITH IN LONDON - Fairfax Media

Olympic champion Lisa Carrington has paid tribute to the friend and crewmate who helped make her gold-medal winning kayak dream reality.

Many Kiwis eyeing Rio

Bond and Murray

Wellington

Rio is looking rosy for the NZ Olympic squad with most of our gold medallists and dethroned shot put star Valerie Adams set to be back.

NZ has deep talent pool

Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie

FRED WOODCOCK IN LONDON - Fairfax Media

If New Zealand sailing bosses are judging the success of these Olympics by top-10 finishes, they'll be doing cartwheels on the Hauraki Gulf.

Lisa showed hallmarks of a champion

Lisa Carrington

TONY SMITH IN LONDON - Fairfax Media

The Carrington clan thought they could have a champion in the making when little Lisa first started primary school.

Canoe racing back on map

Lisa Carrington

SIMON PLUMB IN LONDON - Fairfax Media

Lisa Carrington's Olympic gold brings a much-needed boost to Canoe Racing New Zealand - but Carrington's coach, Gordon Walker, expects life to remain hard for elite Kiwi paddlers.

USA repeat basketball gold

Kevin Durant and LeBron James

Kevin Durant scored 30 points as the USA men's basketball team defended its Olympic title, holding off stubborn Spain 107-100.

One last gold medal for hosts

Anthony Joshua

Britain's Anthony Joshua produced a big comeback to beat Italian Olympic champion Roberto Cammarelle to the super-heavyweight title today, capping an impressive performance by the host nation in the ring.

Kiprotich wins men's marathon

Stephen Kiprotich

Stephen Kiprotich won Uganda's first medal of the London Olympics, pulling clear with 6km remaining to win the men's marathon.

Egyptians top 'Val-Gate'

Olympic flame and flags

Two Egyptian wrestlers crashed out of the Olympics without breaking sweat after they were late for the start of their competition.

USA women rout France for gold

US basketball team

LARRY FINE - Reuters

The USA women's basketball team routed France 86-50 in the final, winning their fifth straight Olympic gold medal.

FIBA mulling age limit

LARRY FINE - Reuters

Applying an age limit to future Olympic basketball tournaments is being discussed but will not likely affect the 2016 Rio Games, FIBA's Secretary General said.

Muppet steps up for sailors

Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie

Kiwi sailors Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie named their 470 Olympic dinghy Muppet because of some of the silly calls and "dumb stuff" they have done at previous regattas.

Rowing leads NZ performance

Hamish Bond, Mahe Drysdale and Eric Murray

How did our top sports fare at the London Olympic Games?

Minister joins 'Val-Gate' fray

Valerie Adams

SIMON PLUMB IN LONDON - Fairfax Media

Minister for Sport Murray McCully has intervened in "Val-Gate" and will host a Beehive meeting this week to try to get to the bottom of it.

Drysdale deserves flag honours

Mahe Drysdale

TONY SMITH IN LONDON - Fairfax Media

Mahe Drysdale deserves the honour of carrying the NZ flag at the London 2012 closing ceremony tomorrow morning.

Swede won't be awarded gold

Nicola Spirig of Switzerland and Sweden's Lisa Norden

Swedish triathlete Lisa Norden will not be awarded a gold medal after the close finish to the Olympic women's event, the Court of Arbitration for Sport said.

Carrington cheers nation

Lisa Carrington

Lisa Carrington stormed to victory on Dorney Lake to give NZ its first women's gold in sprint canoeing.

Rew posts PB in 50km walk

Quentin Rew

Proving the "haters and knockers" wrong helped motivate New Zealand race walker Quentin Rew to a personal best in London.

Carrington wins gold

Lisa Carrington

Lisa Carrington has blitzed the field to win gold in the women's K1 200m final.

NZ's golden Games on the water

Lisa Carrington

OPINION: Lisa Carrington's gold medal in London proves yet again Kiwis are whizzes on the water.

The expressions of swimming

Synchronised Swimming

Dramatic in stroke, dramatic in expression: The faces of synchronised swimmers say it all.

Burroughs delivers wrestling gold

Jordan Burroughs

Jordan Burroughs has won the first wrestling gold for the United States at the London Olympics, earning a US$250,000 bonus from US officials.

USA men into basketball final

LeBron James

LARRY FINE - Reuters

One more for the gold, and seemingly nothing that can prevent it. This USA men's Olympic basketball team might not slow down until it's standing at the center of the medals platform again.

Olympic Quiz - Day 14

Jordan Burroughs

Stuff's daily London Olympic Games quiz.

Scott loses taekwondo repechage

Vaughn Scott

New Zealand's Olympic  Games taekwondo campaign is over after Vaughn Scott lost his repechage fight in the men's 80kg class in London this morning.

Spain top Russia to reach final

Pau Gasol

European champions Spain have battled back from a 13-point deficit to beat Russia 67-59 and reach the Olympic men's basketball final.

Promising campaign for 470 men

Jason Saunders and Paul Snow-Hansen

New Zealand men's 470 skipper Paul Snow-Hansen thinks he might be in the first phase of some sort of addiction after completing his first Olympic campaign.

Irish pride in champion boxer

Katie Taylor

PHIL LUTTON - FFX Aus

Picture the way NZ ground to a halt before the World Cup final. Now you're getting close to what Katie Taylor's boxing gold means to Ireland.

Meet America's new sweetheart

Gabby Douglas

CHRIS BARRETT - FFX Aus

America's latest sporting darling is not afraid of the limelight.

Kiwi pair win 470 sailing

Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie

Olivia 'Polly' Powrie and Jo Aleh have won NZ's fourth gold medal of the London Olympics.

Scott loses first round fight

Vaughn Scott

Aucklander Vaughn Scott has become the third New Zealand taekwondo fighter to lose in the first round at the London Olympic Games.

Carrington into K1 200m final

Lisa Carrington

Canoe sprinter Lisa Carrington has qualified fastest for the K1 200m final with an Olympic record.

Cool heads key in race for gold

'We came here to win gold and the job's not done'

Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie

Coach Nathan Handley hopes the training hours NZ 470 sailors Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie have spent in match racing scenarios pay dividends.

Lack of funding hinders Campbell

Logan Campbell

Former brothel owner Logan Campbell is off to buy a house, have kids and hopefully train future Olympians after tumbling out in the first round of the taekwondo competition in London.

Boxer's hard road to gold

Claressa Shields

She has a boxer's story: troubled childhood, brother in prison and dad who couldn't watch at the Olympics because of his criminal record.

Olympic quiz - day 13

Daily Olympic Quiz - Day 13.

Men's 470 medal race postponed

Jason Saunders and Paul Snow-Hansen

The New Zealand men's 470 crew of Paul Snow-Hansen and Jason Saunders must wait till tomorrow to race for an unlikely bronze.

Schwazer could have samples re-tested

Alex Schwazer

The IOC has opened an investigation into the Italian race walker expelled from the London Games for doping.