They have dreams of turning their passion into a profession.
The side is one win away from a quarterfinal spot at the world champs, which would be their best finish in 30 years.
Mountain biker Kate Weatherly says there are "way bigger issues" in women’s sport.
It's one of the oldest games in the world, taken to the extreme.
The organisation also proposed an “open competition category.”
It's been a quiet time for Erika Fairweather since the hysteria of Tokyo, and she admits it's "hard to judge" where she's at heading into next week's world champs.
Our NZ men's team will head to Greece next month to compete in beach handball, which is a sport described as being like waterpolo without water.
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The Western Bulldogs have launched an investigation after images surfaced showing star Bailey Smith holding a bag of white powder, which comes during his current two-game suspension.
The Mt Difficulty Ascent is 44km of pure and utter pain.
The side is returning to the international stage armed with rare funding and top players from the US college system with one destination in their sights - Paris.
Thomas is just four seconds behind her mum's personal best in the 800m freestyle that saw her win gold at the 1986 Commonwealth Games.
The 24-year-old is peaking at the right time, with the World Championships and Commonwealth Games coming up next month.
The 13-strong Aqua Blacks are heading off for the swimming world champs in Budapest but Ruby Heath's experience will be a little bit different to everyone else.
Lewis Clareburt still believes he'll be at his best next month, despite his training being derailed by the virus.
An independent inquiry into Cycling New Zealand and the high performance system is set to be released on Monday.
Now 50, New Zealand's greatest ever long-distance triathlete is still racing as a pro.
The 40-year-old rugby league great turned pugilist will again ponder retirement after Kriz Terzievski was hailed the "King of the Castle".
Australia pulled off a last quarter comeback to put two goals past New Zealand to escape with a 2-all draw.
While only in Year 11, Smith has her sights set on competing at the next Paralympics in 2024.