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Olympics: Athletes warned over social media risks

Olympics: Athletes warned over social media risks

Athletes at this summer's Olympics must sever ties with all non official Games sponsors while competing and adhere to strict social media guidelines or risk sanctions and possible disqualification.

Olympics: Sailors going to lengths to stay healthy

Olympics: Sailors going to lengths to stay healthy

Despite Kiwi 49er pair Peter Burling and Blair Tuke's 27-regatta winning streak ending earlier this month, the two are hopeful their training and preparation for the Rio waters will pay off.

Olympics: Years preparing to put icing on cake

Olympics: Years preparing to put icing on cake

We continue our series on Otago's Olympians. Sports reporter Matt Smith talks to London 2012 gold medal-winning rower Hamish Bond.

Coaches go up the ladder looking for the big break

Rugby in these professional days is full of buzz words.

Kiwi sportsman 'kidnapped in Rio'

Kiwi sportsman 'kidnapped in Rio'

A Kiwi sportsman in Brazil says he was kidnapped by men in police uniform and forced to withdraw money from ATMs.

Kiwis happy, Aussies boycott Games village

Kiwis happy, Aussies boycott Games village

The first New Zealand Olympic team members to arrive at the Rio athletes' village are happy with the surroundings despite major concerns from their Australian counterparts.

Russia escapes blanket Olympic ban

Russia escapes blanket Olympic ban

The International Olympic Committee has rejected clarion calls for Russia to be banned from the Rio Olympics over the nation's doping record, offering athletes a lifeline by ruling that decisions on individual competitors will be left to the international sports federations.

Bid to make jousting an Olympic sport

Bid to make jousting an Olympic sport

British enthusiasts have launched a bid for the ancient sport of jousting, in which riders in steel armour charge and try to knock each other off their horses with a 12-foot pole, to be made an Olympic sport.

Olympics: Russia 'won't boycott' Rio

Olympics: Russia 'won't boycott' Rio

The head of Russia's Olympic Committee says Russia has no intention of boycotting the Rio Games to protest against the way a doping scandal was being handled, and politics had no place in sport.

There's never a dull day in sport, but it's time to go

This week I want to talk about the seven-year itch; that psychological term that suggests happiness in a relationship declines after about seven years.

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