Latest New Zealand Olympic Team News

US draws Mexico, Cuba, Puerto Rico for World Cup qualifying

Aug. 31, 2021 08:58 AM EDT

USA Basketball will face Puerto Rico, Mexico and Cuba in the first round of qualifying for the 2023 Basketball World Cup. The Americans, who won a fourth consecutive Olympic gold medal in Tokyo but finished only seventh at the most recent Basketball World Cup two years...

Roundup of Olympic gold medals from Saturday, August 7

Aug. 07, 2021 11:32 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A roundup of gold medals from Saturday, August 7, at the Tokyo Games: ___ ARTISTIC SWIMMING TEAM FREE Svetlana Romashina has won the seventh gold medal of her Olympic career by leading the...

Olympic Latest: France earns gold for 1st volleyball medal

Aug. 07, 2021 10:52 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ MEDAL ALERT France made sure its first Olympic volleyball medal would...

American gold bonanza as Tokyo Olympics near end

Aug. 07, 2021 10:36 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The second to last day of competition at the Tokyo Olympics produced a gold medal bonanza for the United States. The Americans kept up their domination in men's basketball and women's water polo with gold medal victories in both on Saturday, and Allyson...

Dream season for Nelly Korda now includes Olympic gold medal

Aug. 07, 2021 04:07 AM EDT

KAWAGOE, Japan (AP) — Her parents used to call her a lion when Nelly Korda was young because she was relentless in everything she played, from gymnastics to ice skating to golf. “I've always been super determined and super focused on what I want,” Korda said. ...

Ronald Rauhe of Germany wins medal in 5th Olympics

Aug. 07, 2021 02:06 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Ronald Rauhe of Germany set an Olympic canoe sprint milestone Saturday, and Lisa Carrington of New Zealand just missed another in her otherwise splendid Tokyo Games. And Serghei Tarnovschi of Moldova, who was stripped of his bronze medal in 2016 because of...

Nelly Korda of US wins gold medal in women's golf; Mone Inami of Japan, Lydia Ko of New Zealand go to playoff for silver

Aug. 07, 2021 00:50 AM EDT
KAWAGOE, Japan (AP) — Nelly Korda of US wins gold medal in women's golf; Mone Inami of Japan, Lydia Ko of New Zealand go to playoff for silver.

'Snakeman' looks to spread joys of table tennis beyond Games

Aug. 06, 2021 03:13 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Voice of Table Tennis, aka Snakeman, isn’t quite at the top of the sport he loves. Maybe three levels below the U.S. national team, he says. But Adam Bobrow is still very good, able to hang, for some rallies, at least, with the best. More importantly,...

Olympics Latest: China women win table tennis again

Aug. 05, 2021 10:53 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ MEDAL ALERT China's women continued their table tennis dominance,...

American teen Harrison wins first Olympic women's canoe 200

Aug. 05, 2021 03:56 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Nevin Harrison saved her tears for the finish line, where they came pouring out over a golden smile. The American teenager made women's Olympic history on Thursday when she surged over the back half of the first canoe 200 sprint final to overtake Laurence...