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  •   Home > News > Sports >  Subscribe to NZCity's Athletics articles  Athletics
    Tonga's Pita Taufatofua aims to make Olympic history as he paddles his way to Tokyo 2020
     23 August 2019
    Pita Taufatofua, who first shot to fame as Tonga's shirtless flagbearer at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, is trying to make history as the first athlete to compete at the Olympics in three different sports — this time with a kayak.
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    New Zealand Olympic team chef de mission Rob Waddell is encouraged by the excitement around Tokyo
    22 Aug: New Zealand Olympic team chef de mission Rob Waddell is encouraged by the excitement around Tokyo... more
    One of the best Olympic triathletes to ever wear a New Zealand singlet can see one of the rising talents at the start line come next year's Tokyo Games
    19 Aug: One of the best Olympic triathletes to ever wear a New Zealand singlet can see one of the rising talents at the start line come next year's Tokyo Games... more
    Rowing New Zealand named 53 athletes for this month's World Championships in Austria
    15 Aug: Rowing New Zealand named 53 athletes for this month's World Championships in Austria... more
    Another national title for Kate McIlroy
    12 Aug: Another national title for Kate McIlroy... more
    Eliza McCartney continues to be hamstrung, but insists she's making progress
    10 Aug: Eliza McCartney continues to be hamstrung, but insists she's making progress... more
    Two time world champion hurdler Sally Pearson has announced her retirement due to a devastating run of injuries
    6 Aug: Two time world champion hurdler Sally Pearson has announced her retirement due to a devastating run of injuries... more
    Transgender athletes controversy swirls after Laurel Hubbard wins gold at Pacific Games
    30 Jul: Some have called for the International Olympic Committee to effectively ban transgender female athletes from competing after New Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard won gold at the Pacific Games this month.... more
    A record breaking swim, but the New Zealand 4x200m freestyle relay team has missed the final at the world champs in South Korea
    26 Jul: A record breaking swim, but the New Zealand 4x200m freestyle relay team has missed the final at the world champs in South Korea... more
    Some impressive results by kiwi athletes at the latest ITU Triathlon event in Edmonton
    21 Jul: Some impressive results by kiwi athletes at the latest ITU Triathlon event in Edmonton... more

     Most Popular Recent Athletics News
     30 Jul: Transgender athletes controversy swirls after Laurel Hubbard wins gold at Pacific Games +++
     26 Jul: A record breaking swim, but the New Zealand 4x200m freestyle relay team has missed the final at the world champs in South Korea +++
     10 Aug: Eliza McCartney continues to be hamstrung, but insists she's making progress ++
     19 Aug: One of the best Olympic triathletes to ever wear a New Zealand singlet can see one of the rising talents at the start line come next year's Tokyo Games ++
     15 Aug: Rowing New Zealand named 53 athletes for this month's World Championships in Austria ++
     06 Aug: Two time world champion hurdler Sally Pearson has announced her retirement due to a devastating run of injuries ++
     12 Aug: Another national title for Kate McIlroy ++

     Athletics NewsLinks
      21 Aug: Alec mcnab: athletics leadership and development important components in sport (NZ Herald)
      20 Aug: Usain bolt's 200m world record 10 years on - 'you've got to be kidding me!' (BBCWorld)
      17 Aug: Archive: 'brilliant beyond compare' - usain bolt sets 100m world record (BBCWorld)
      12 Aug: 'absolutely gutting' - gb disqualified from 4x400m relay for naming shot putter in squad (BBCWorld)
      4 Aug: Sir peter snell takes over as patron of athletics new zealand (Stuff.co.nz)
      27 Jul: Athletics: christian coleman wins us 100m title in world championship warning (NZ Herald)
      21 Jul: Athletics: decathlete aaron booth setting sights on being new zealand's next great olympics hope (NZ Herald)
      18 Jul: Whanganui athletics coach alec mcnab reflects on form around the globe from england (NZ Herald)
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