Sports

Mass Gathering Ban Hits NZ Sport Hard

The latest governmental announcement has struck terror into the hearts of the New Zealand sports industry. And NZ Rugby’s fledgling plans to replace the suspended Super Rugby season are dead in the water. Health Minister David Clark has announced that, for the foreseeable future, mass gatherings are to be limited ….

COVID-19 Recovery Package Proposed by Robertson

New Zealand Sports Minister Grant Robertson has assigned our country’s main representative sports bodies the task of creating a Recovery plan as the coronavirus COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc on sport at every level. This news comes as the Super Rugby 2020 season gets suspended, Black Caps’ Cricket games get ….

Christchurch Sports Hub to Get New Facility

Athletics New Zealand and the City Council of Christchurch have signed an agreement to develop a 20-metre by 30-metre facility for Indoor Throwing and Strength Training. It will be situated on the site of the city’s Ngā Puna Wai Sports Hub, a feature which is line with the original idea ….

HPSNZ Boosts Funding For Women’s Sports

High Performance Sport New Zealand announced that they will be making a core investment programme worth NZ36.8 million available for sports in 2020, with netball and women’s cricket getting the biggest boost. While there is no change for any sports which are heading into the Olympics or Paralympics next year, ….

More Suspensions Affect Russian Athletes

The Russian athletics president, along with a number of senior officials have been suspended due to breaches of anti-doping riles that involve with high jumper Danil Lysenko. The Athletics Integrity Unit has stated that the provisional suspensions were directly linked with an assessment into violations that had been committed by ….

RWC, F1 May Be Affected by Hagibis

Organisers of both Formula 1 and the Rugby World Cup are currently monitoring a large typhoon that has been forming just south of Japan, which is expect to bring torrential rain and strong winds to the country over the weekend. The Japanese Meteorological Agency has stated that Typhoon Hagibis is ….

Russia Faces Worldwide Sporting Ban

Russia could potentially see a ban from all major sporting events due to discrepancies in a lab databases, as warned by the World Anti-Doping Agency. The country has been given a limit of three weeks to explain the many inconsistencies in their database or face being excluded from the Olympics ….

Tokyo 2020 Organisers Test New Snow Machine

Despite it being 25C in central Tokyo, snow was falling at the venue for the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The snow wasn’t result of freak weather, but rather the latest innovation tested by organisers of the 2020 event, who are hoping to try and keep the extreme heat at ….

Lisa Adams Sets a New World Record

Lisa Adams has surpassed the Women’s Para Shot Put World Record for the second time in just three weeks, but this time she’ll be celebrating her achievement with an entry into the record books! Adams pitched an impressive 14.52 metres in the F37 event she was participating in at the ….

A Golden Era for NZ Snow Sports

Snow sports in New Zealand and are enjoying a gilded age in terms of success and overall popularity. Freestyle snowboarder Zoi Sadowski-Synnott, who specialises in big air competitions and slopestyle, has been one of the country’s brightest stars. She took home a bronze medal in the PyeongChang Olympics last year ….