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  •   Home > News > Sports > Athletics

    The International Olympic Committee has announced all already qualified athletes will keep their spots at the 2021 Games in Tokyo

    The International Olympic Committee has announced all already qualified athletes will keep their spots at the 2021 Games in Tokyo


    A number of New Zealand athletics in sports such as athletics, canoe racing, and sailing have been named for the Games.

    AFL Players have accepted a 50 percent pay cut with agreement to sacrifice 70 percent if required.

    It's a different story in the NRL with pay negotiations to linger into next week after the two parties failed to reach an agreement.

    The dream of a fourth Paralympics remains alive for swimming great Sophie Pascoe.

    The three time Paralympian says there is no doubt whatsoever the IOC and International Paralympic Committee made the right choice to postpone the games.

    Tennis world number one Novak Djokovic has pledged one million euros to help buy ventilators and other medical equipment in his native Serbia, joining a list of other athletes in the fight against coronavirus.

    Utah Jazz players and staff have been cleared of the coronavirus.

    The NBA suspended play after Utah center Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID-19 on March 11.

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     28 Apr: Most of our top secondary school athletes may have to wait until New Zealand reaches alert level one to start competing again
     26 Apr: Tom Walsh's coach will have to whip out some old-school communication when the pair meet for training this week
     26 Apr: Athletics New Zealand have received clarity on how some of their elite athletes will be able to train when the country drops to alert level three on Tuesday
     24 Apr: Players' union boss Clint Newton has warned the NRL return date could still change as his association's athletes await further details around health measures
     05 Apr: New Zealand's best ironman athletes will have to wait a while longer until they're back competing against their rivals
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