London Games 2012 News

Adams celebrates a perfect end to Olympics

Valerie Adams says she could have never imagined her Olympic gold medal ceremony in Auckland could be so perfect. (AUDIO)

Beaming Adams gets gold

A beaming Valerie Adams blinked back tears as she received her 2012 Olympics shot put gold medal at a ceremony in Auckland.

Adams home to claim gold medal

Olympic gold medal winner Valerie Adams was met by a cheering crowd of family and well-wishers as she arrived back in New Zealand on Wednesday. (AUDIO)

Adams invited to second medal ceremony

A South Auckland sports club is inviting Olympic shot put champion Valerie Adams to a second medal ceremony at its grounds.

Call for second medal ceremony for Valerie Adams

A Pacific Island Auckland councillor says there should be a second medal ceremony in South Auckland for Olympic champion shot putter Valerie Adams.

Tongan group wants Adams ceremony in Sth Auckland

Auckland's Tongan Advisory Council says the medal ceremony planned for the Olympic champion shot putter Valerie Adams is an insult to members of the public who want to be involved. (AUDIO)

Fans out in force to welcome home Paralympians

New Zealand's Paralympians have returned home following a successful campaign in London where they won 17 medals. (AUDIO)

Adams to get gold medal next week

New Zealand shot putter Valerie Adams will finally receive her Olympic gold medal at a ceremony in Auckland next week. (AUDIO)

Coach says he spiked Ostapchuk's food

The coach of shot putter Nadezhda Ostapchuk, who was stripped of the Olympic gold medal in August, says he intentionally spiked her food with steroids without her knowledge. (AUDIO)

London parade held for Olympic and Paralympic athletes

London celebrated the end of both the Olympics and Paralympics with a parade for the British athletes on Monday.

Paralympics NZ to review performance at Games

Paralympics New Zealand says it may cut funding for some sports that did not perform to expectations at the London Games.

Fiery finale at Paralympic Games

After 11 days of sport, the Paralympic Games closed in London on Sunday night in a "festival of flame" honouring Britain's ancient traditions and festivals.

Pascoe to carry NZ flag

The New Zealand flag will be carried at the Paralympics' closing ceremony in London by triple gold medallist Sophie Pascoe. (AUDIO)

Paralympics end on high note for NZ

The Paralympics in London have ended on a high for the New Zealand athletes, with another gold and silver medal won on Saturday.

Pascoe earns sixth medal

The Canterbury swimmer Sophie Pascoe has won her sixth medal of the London Paralympics, rounding out her campaign with silver in the 100 metres breaststroke.

Wellington swimmer wins gold

Wellington swimmer Mary Fisher has won her fourth medal and her first gold at the Paralympic Games in London.

Fisher in fourth place in freestyle final

New Zealand swimmer Mary Fisher set an Oceania record in her 400m freestyle final at the Paralympic Games though that still wasn't enough to win her a medal.

Sophie Pascoe wins third gold

New Zealand swimmer Sophie Pascoe has won the 100m freestyle to claim her third gold medal of the Paralympic Games in London.

Cyclists win silver in time trial event

Southland tandem cyclists Philippa Gray and Laura Thompson have claimed a silver medal at the London Paralympics. The win pushed the New Zealand team's medal tally above that in Beijing four years ago.

Paralympians say TV coverage worst ever

New Zealand Paralympians say the coverage being given to the London Games is the worst it has ever been. (AUDIO)