London Games 2012 News
Valerie Adams says she could have never imagined her Olympic gold medal ceremony in Auckland could be so perfect. (AUDIO)
A beaming Valerie Adams blinked back tears as she received her 2012 Olympics shot put gold medal at a ceremony in Auckland.
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)
A South Auckland sports club is inviting Olympic shot put champion Valerie Adams to a second medal ceremony at its grounds.
A Pacific Island Auckland councillor says there should be a second medal ceremony in South Auckland for Olympic champion shot putter Valerie Adams.
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)
New Zealand's Paralympians have returned home following a successful campaign in London where they won 17 medals. (AUDIO)
New Zealand shot putter Valerie Adams will finally receive her Olympic gold medal at a ceremony in Auckland next week. (AUDIO)
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 celebrated the end of both the Olympics and Paralympics with a parade for the British athletes on Monday.
Paralympics New Zealand says it may cut funding for some sports that did not perform to expectations at the London 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.
The New Zealand flag will be carried at the Paralympics' closing ceremony in London by triple gold medallist Sophie Pascoe. (AUDIO)
The Paralympics in London have ended on a high for the New Zealand athletes, with another gold and silver medal won on Saturday.
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 Mary Fisher has won her fourth medal and her first gold at the Paralympic Games in London.
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.
New Zealand swimmer Sophie Pascoe has won the 100m freestyle to claim her third gold medal of the Paralympic Games in London.
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.
New Zealand Paralympians say the coverage being given to the London Games is the worst it has ever been. (AUDIO)
Swimmer Sophie Pascoe of Canterbury has won her fourth medal at the London Paralympic Games, with a silver in the 100 metres S10 backstroke.
Peter Martin of Waikato finished sixth in the javelin at the Paralympics in London on Tuesday.
Equestrians Rachel Stock and Anthea Gunner have given themselves a pass mark in their debut appearance at the Paralympic Games in London and indicated their intentions to compete in Brazil in 2016.
New Zealand now has 11 medals at the Paralympic Games in London, after capturing four more on Sunday and is 10th in the overall medal list.
Cyclist Phillipa Gray and her pilot Laura Thompson won gold in the 3000m individual B pursuit at the Paralympics in London on Sunday beating the world champions from Ireland. (AUDIO)
Swimmer Cameron Leslie won gold in a world record time in his individual medley event at the Paralympics in London on Sunday. Earlier, Mary Fisher won a silver medal.
Shooter Michael Johnson won bronze in the 10m air rifle standing event at the Paralympics in London on Sunday.
Sophie Pascoe of New Zealand won her second gold medal in world record time at the Paralympics in the women's 100m butterfly on Saturday.
New Zealand Paralympic team high performance coach Mal Humm says the success of swimmer Mary Fisher has been a highlight of the Games in London and her best event - is yet to come.
Sophie Pascoe has won a silver medal at the Paralympics, her second medal of the London games, while fellow swimmer Mary Fisher took out silver in the freestyle.
Tandem cyclists Phillipa Gray and Laura Thompson have won bronze in the 1km time trial at the Paralympic Games.
Swimmer Sophie Pascoe has won New Zealand's first gold medal at the Paralympics in London, smashing two world records in the process.
The Paralympics have begun in London with a spectacular opening ceremony watched by some 80,000 spectators and featuring a rare public appearance by Britain's most famous living scientist, Stephen Hawking.
2011 disabled Maori sportsperson of the year, cyclist Jayne Parsons, has had her dream of winning three gold medals at the London 2012 Paralympics dashed - after pulling out due to injury.
Paralympic shooter Michael Johnson will be the New Zealand flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the Paralympic Games on Wednesday evening.
Southland has welcomed home its Olympic athletes with thousands lining the streets of Invercargill to catch a glimpse of the region's medal winners. (AUDIO)
Four teams are scaling the highest peaks of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland on Tuesday to create the Paralympic flames.
Thousands of people gathered in Christchurch on Friday to welcome home athletes who took part in the London Olympic Games. (AUDIO)
Jamaica must bring in tougher testing before the world will accept its sprint stars as honest competitors, the founder of the World Anti-Doping Agency says. (AUDIO)
A New Zealand member of the International Olympic Committee says Valerie Adams will have to wait until the end of the year to get her London Games gold medal.
New Zealand's chef de mission says countries should not be allowed to compete at the Olympic Games unless they have a drug-testing system monitored by the World Anti-Doping Agency. (AUDIO)
Hundreds of supporters have turned out to welcome home New Zealand's Olympic athletes. (AUDIO)
The country's olympic team will be officially welcomed home from the London 2012 Games in Christchurch's Hagley Park on Friday week but Valerie Adams will not be there. (AUDIO)
Shot putter Valerie Adams says she was speechless when Olympic Games chef de mission Dave Currie phoned her to tell her she had won the gold medal in the shot put at the London Games after all. (AUDIO)
Sport Minister Murray McCully says there are plans for a ceremony to celebrate Valerie Adams's belated Olympics gold medal win, but it may be some time before she actually receives the medal.
Drug Free Sport New Zealand says suspicions were raised about disgraced Olympic shot-putter Nadzeya Ostapchuk even before she tested positive for a steroid and was stripped of her gold medal. The gold has now gone to New Zealand's Valerie Adams. (AUDIO)
Swimming and triathlon have been singled out as New Zealand's under performers at the London Olympics, by funding agency High Performance Sport New Zealand.
The 2012 London Games are over: the Olympic flame was extinguished on Sunday night at the end of a spectacular closing ceremony and the Olympic flag was handed over to Rio de Janeiro, host of the next Games in 2016.
The Ugandan runner Stephen Kiprotich has caused an upset in the men's marathon at the Olympics by easily beating the experienced Kenyan pair of Abel Kirui and Wilson Kipsang.
The United States men's basketball team of superstars has delivered at the London Games, winning the gold medal by beating Spain 107-100 in the final.
Bay of Plenty kayaker Lisa Carrington has won another gold medal on the water for New Zealand at the Olympics.
World champion Mo Farah of Britain won the 5,000 metres title and his second Olympic gold medal on Saturday.
Mexico have beaten Brazil 2-1 to win the gold medal in the men's football at the London Olympics.
New Zealander Quentin Rew has posted a personal best time in the men's 50km walk at the London Olympics.
Karen Hanlen has finished midway down the field in the Olympic women's cross country mountain biking event.
The United States won the women's basketball Olympic gold medal by beating France 86-50 in the final on Saturday.
New Zealand is 15th on the medal table at the Olympic Games in London with five golds, three silver and five bronze - the best performance since the 1988 Seoul Games.
Jamaica won the Olympic gold medal in the men's athletics 4x100m relay on Saturday and set a world record time.
Germany won their second successive Olympic men's hockey gold on Saturday by beating the Netherlands 2-1.
Yelena Lashmanova of Russia won gold in the Olympic women's 20km walk in a world record time of one hour 25 minutes two seconds on Saturday.
Evgeniya Kanaeva of Russia on Saturday become the first rhythmic gymnast to win back-to-back individual Olympic gold medals.
New Zealand javelin thrower Stuart Farquhar finished ninth in the men's final at the Olympic Games on Friday.
New Zealand athletes have won two more medals at the London Olympics - a gold in the sailing and a silver in the BMX competition - bringing the tally to 12.
New Zealand's Sarah Walker won silver in the final of the BMX competition at the London Olympics. Disappointment in Beijing in 2004 was her motivation.
Great Britain took its medal tally to 57 on Day 14 of the London Olympics on Friday - but missed out on more gold.
The New Zealand women's hockey players have lost to Great Britain 3-1 in their playoff for the bronze medal at the London Olympics.
The United States and Spain will play for the gold medal in the Olympic men's basketball tournament on Sunday in a repeat of the 2008 final in Beijing.
Korea beat Japan 2-0 to claim bronze in the Olympic men's football tournament at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff on Friday.
The United States blitzed the field to win the women's 4x100 metres relay final claiming gold and a new world record at the Olympic Stadium in London.
New Zealand's Lisa Carrington has qualified fastest in the K1 200m canoe sprint to make the final at the London Olympics.
The New Zealand women's 470 sailors won gold on Friday, beating a crew from Great Britain in their final race.
New Zealand's Vaughan Scott has lost his first-round bout in the taekwando competition at the London Olympics.
Oussama Mellouli of Tunisia won the gold medal in the men's swimming marathon at Hyde Park in London on Friday, to become the first swimmer to get medals in the pool and open water. No-one else could keep up with him.
China wants another review into the relegation of their women's cycling sprint team for an illegal changeover in the London Games final last week which cost the team a gold medal.
A New Zealand Paralympian has tested positive for a banned substance but will be allowed to compete in the upcoming Paralympics in London.
With an historic sprint double-double in the bag for Jamaican Usain Bolt, Ethiopian athlete Tirunesh Dibaba hopes also to achieve another track double at the London Olympics.
Usain Bolt declared himself "the greatest athlete" to have lived after winning an Olympic sprint double. (AUDIO)
Kenya's David Rudisha caused a sensation in the main Olympic stadium on Thursday by winning the 800m in a new world record time of 1min 40.91s.
New Zealand's Brent Newdick has finished 12th overall in the Olympic decathlon.
The United States won their third successive women's Olympic football tournament when they beat world champions Japan 2-1 at Wembley Stadium on Thursday. Canada won the bronze.
American Manteo Mitchell competed with a broken leg in the 4x400m relay event at the Olympic Stadium.
The United States has overtaken China at the top of the Olympic medal table, with 90 medals including 39 gold.
Britain's Nicola Adams has made Olympic history, becoming the first woman to win a boxing title.
New Zealand's Marc Willers cruised into the semifinals of the BMX competition at the London Olympics, but teammate Kurt Pickard is out after a heavy crash.
Double amputee Oscar Pistorius has been handed a chance for an historic Olympic medal after South Africa was given the spare ninth lane in the 4x400m relay final despite failing to finish the heat.
Sailing events at the Olympic Games were postponed on Thursday due to a lack of wind.
Eva Risztov of Hungary held on to win the gold medal for the women's marathon swim at the London Olympics after a desperate sprint finish to the 10km race.
Britain's Charlotte Dujardin has won the Olympics gold medal in the equestrian dressage individual event.
London 2012 organisers have hailed the 'passion and spirit' of the British public after the two millionth ticketed spectator passed through the Olympic Park since the Games began on July 27.
New Zealand canoeists have come in seventh in their finals at the London Olympics.
The New Zealand men's hockey team have finished their Olympic campaign with a 9th place playoff win against Argentina.
New Zealander Logan Campbell has missed out on the quarterfinals of the men's under 68kg category in the taekwondo at the London Olympics.
Usain Bolt's bid for an unprecedented Olympic sprint double double in the 200m is the highlight of the seventh day of athletics action at the London Games.
New Zealand is 16th on the medals table at the Olympic Games in London, with three golds, two silvers and five bronzes on Wednesday.
New Zealander Sarah Walker justified her reputation as one of the world's best BMX riders, recording the second-fastest time of the 16 competitors in the Olympic seedings round on Wednesday.
Stuart Farquhar of New Zealand qualified for the men's Olympic javelin final on Wednesday with his first throw of 83.32m.
There was a sensation in the men's 110 metres hurdles final at the Olympics in London on Wednesday when the leading runner failed to finish.
New Zealand has won its 100th Olympic medal with sailors Peter Burling and Blair Tuke taking a silver in the 49er class at the London Games.
The New Zealand's women's hockey side will play for the bronze medal at the London Olympics after losing a thrilling semifinal to the Netherlands.
New Zealand kayakers Steven Fergusson and Darryl Fitzgerald have missed out on a medal in K2 1000m final at the London Olympics.