Wanaka's Zoi Sadowski-Synnott is through to the finals of the Air + Style FIS Snowboard World Cup in Beijing, finishing second in her qualifying heat.
Russia has been banned from the world's top sporting events for four years, including the next Summer and Winter Olympics and football's 2022 World Cup, for tampering with doping tests.
Kiwi riders Michael Vink and Tim Rush, Kate McIlroy and Amy Hollamby and Josie Wilcox and Joe Skerman have won the main categories at the Pioneer race.
Riders overcame the worst the weather could throw at them on stage three of the Pioneer from Alexandra to Bannockburn yesterday.
A ‘‘hectic’’ year for Forsyth Barr Stadium has resulted in the re-turfing being brought forward by 12 months.
Defending champions Michael Vink and Tim Rush made an emphatic statement on day two of the Pioneer race by dominating the spectacular 76km first stage from Moke Lake to Arrowtown.
Mitchell Finnie can bring a little more experience than usual to the blue and gold uniform this year.
These articles are compiled by the Otago Secondary Schools Sports Association which is proudly sponsored by Perpetual Guardian.