Athlete of the Year
2 May
Watch: Olivia McTaggart set for surgery after freakish pole vault accident

Watch: Olivia McTaggart set for surgery after freakish pole vault accident

Rising New Zealand pole vault star Olivia McTaggart is set for an injury layoff after a frightening incident during the Auckland Vertical Pursuit last weekend.McTaggart requires surgery after...
Author: Bryce
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Tokyo 2020: Shirtless Tongan flagbearer Pita Taufatofua has sights on third Olympic sport

Tokyo 2020: Shirtless Tongan flagbearer Pita Taufatofua has sights on third Olympic sport

First taekwondo, then cross-country skiing... and now controversial athlete Pita Taufatofua is setting his sights on competing in a third Olympic sport.The 35-year-old youth worker from Brisbane...
Author: Bryce
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Athletics: Kiwi sprint star Eddie Osei-Nketia tipped for All Blacks sevens

Athletics: Kiwi sprint star Eddie Osei-Nketia tipped for All Blacks sevens

Eddie Osei-Nketia for the All Blacks sevens team — that's the inside tip from the top Kiwi sportsman who has become the young sprint sensation's mentor.And athletics fans need not fret.​Former...
Author: Bryce
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Athletics: Caster Semenya's closest rival also has testosterone condition

Athletics: Caster Semenya's closest rival also has testosterone condition

Caster Semenya's closest rival also has a condition that gives her high levels of naturally occurring testosterone and would be affected if track and field's governing body implements a contentious...
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The past, present and future with Whanganui athletics guru Alec McNab

It was a long and demanding season for Whanganui athletes.The end of a season not only brings a rest and transition but also a chance to reflect and to plan for the future learning from the...
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Athletics: Edward Osei-Nketia conditionally selected by New Zealand for World Athletics Championships

Athletics: Edward Osei-Nketia conditionally selected by New Zealand for World Athletics Championships

Athletics New Zealand have selected teenage sprint sensation Edward Osei-Nketia for the World Championships - if he confirms his allegiance to New Zealand.The 17-year-old has been in an eligibility...
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Phil Gifford: Yvette Corlett - our most versatile world class athlete

Yvette Corlett had a slightly guilty admission to make.In 1977 we were sitting in the lounge of the Pakuranga home she shared with husband Buddy, working on a chapter for a book the Halberg...
Author: Bryce
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Athletics: Why sprint star Eddie Osei-Nketia should stick with silver fern

Athletics: Why sprint star Eddie Osei-Nketia should stick with silver fern

The tug-of-war involving the incredible young New Zealand sprinter Eddie Osei-Nketia will be fascinating to watch.Athletics or rugby? Australia or New Zealand?He is a true sensation, and winning...
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Athletics: Portia Bing gets over her biggest hurdle

Athletics: Portia Bing gets over her biggest hurdle

Portia Bing's rollercoaster athletics journey now has her hurdling towards Qatar. The former New Zealand heptathlete took up the 400m hurdles only a year ago.Now she's broken the national record...
Author: Bryce
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Athletics: Kiwi star Joseph Millar says teen sensation Edward Osei-Nketia should choose Australia over New Zealand

Athletics: Kiwi star Joseph Millar says teen sensation Edward Osei-Nketia should choose Australia over New Zealand

Teenage sprint sensation Edward Osei-Nketia has been advised not to chase his dream of Olympic glory in the black singlet – by the only other New Zealand sprinter of international quality.The...
Author: Bryce
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