PYEONGCHANG, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 07: Rhys Thornbury of New Zealand in action during the Men's Skeleton training run ahead of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Olympic Sliding Center, Alpensia  on February 7, 2018 in PyeongChang, South Korea.  (Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images)

NZ skeleton athlete Rhys Thornbury in strong position to make Olympic final

Thornbury clocked one minute 41.93 seconds over today's two heats to sit safely inside top-20 cut-off, with one more qualification heat remaining.

US snowboard Olympic gold medallist Shaun White apologises for comments on sexual misconduct lawsuit

White said on NBC's Today Show he used "a poor choice of words to describe such a sensitive subject."

US snowboard star Shaun White delivers flawless final run to win third Winter Olympics gold

White scored 97.75 to take out the snowboard men's halfpipe final in PyeongChang.

PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 13:  Rakai Tait of New Zealand competes during the Snowboard Men's Halfpipe Qualification on day four of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Phoenix Snow Park on February 13, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Kiwi snowboarder Rakai Tait misses out on Winter Olympics halfpipe final

Tait fell in both of his runs to finish fourth last in the 30-man field.

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Pete Wardell is just as mesmerised by Pita Taufatofua's story as the rest of the world.

Tonga's Winter Olympic flag bearer thinking of cyclone-hit homeland

"Thank you for all the kind messages of support," Pita Taufatofua said on his Facebook account today.

WANAKA, NEW ZEALAND - AUGUST 25:  Tiarn Collins poses during a New Zealand Winter Olympic portrait session on August 25, 2017 in Wanaka, New Zealand.  (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

NZ snowboarder Tiarn Collins suffers shoulder injury, pulls out of Olympics

The 18-year-old dislocated his shoulder in PyeongChang last week.

NZ snowboarder Zoi Sadowski-Synnott completes last run in style, places 13th in women's slopestyle

Sadowski-Synnott, 16, pulled off a double wildcat in her second run where she scored 48.38 in PyeongChang.

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The NZ snowboarder said he was gutted not improve on his first run score of 78.60 at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics.

The NZ snowboarder said he was gutted not improve on his first run score of 78.60 at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics.

Video: 'It's a little bitter sweet' – Kiwi Olympic snowboarder Carlos Garcia Knight on missing medal podium

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Knight led with a score of 78.60 after his first run but finished fifth overall at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics.

Heartbreak for Kiwi snowboarder Carlos Garcia Knight - slips over in final run, misses medal chance at Winter Olympics

Knight led with a score of 78.60 after the first run but finished fifth overall at the PyeongChang.

Watch: Kiwi flag bearer Beau-James Wells receives rousing haka from Olympic teammates, led by his brother

The Winter Olympic team delighted their international competitors with the haka.

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The freeskier says he 'certainly hopes' the Kiwis can pick up a medal at the games.

The freeskier says he 'certainly hopes' the Kiwis can pick up a medal at the games.

Freeskier Beau-James Wells named NZ flag bearer at Winter Olympics

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The freeskier says he 'certainly hopes' the Kiwis can pick up a medal at the games.

Freeskier Beau-James Wells named NZ flag bearer at Winter Olympics

Wells will carry the flag at tonight's opening ceremony at PyeongChang Olympic Stadium.

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The team requested 1500 eggs, but instead, were delivered 15,000 in South Korea.

The team requested 1500 eggs, but instead, were delivered 15,000 in South Korea.

Norway's Olympic team's egg order goes sunny side up when 15,000 get delivered instead of 1500

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The 229-member strong squad features women chosen for their youth, good looks and enthusiasm.

All female North Korean cheering squad arrives at Winter Olympics

The 229-member strong squad features women chosen for their youth, good looks and enthusiasm.

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Pyeongchang could take the record off the Norway Games in 1994 where temperatures reached -11 degrees.

Pyeongchang could take the record off the Norway Games in 1994 where temperatures reached -11 degrees.

NZ athletes to potentially deal with coldest-ever Winter Olympics

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Pyeongchang could take the record off the Norway Games in 1994 where temperatures reached -11 degrees.

NZ athletes to potentially deal with coldest-ever Winter Olympics

Pyeongchang could take the record off the Norway Games in 1994 where temperatures reached -11 degrees.

Russian speedskater Olga Graf

'I don't want to compete without our flag or anthem!' Russian speedskater rejects IOC's invite to Winter Olympics

Olga Graf refused her spot at Pyeongchang after her teammates weren't invited.

Watch: Bonkers Japanese game-show pits shot putter Tom Walsh vs All Black Nepo Laulala in epic test of strength

It's called "The Power Wall" and two high-profile Kiwi athletes made it to the final to see who's the strongest.

July 23, 2016 file photo, a representation of the Olympic rings are displayed in the Olympic Village in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Athletes increasingly are using apps like Tinder as they look to have fun and escape the pressures of competition inside the Olympic Village. (AP Photo/Leo Correa, File)

Officials estimate 2020 Olympics to cost $16.9 billion

The figure is twice the initial estimate of the cost for the Tokyo games.

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The IOC's dramatic move comes amid widespread evidence of state-sponsored doping.

The NZOC have endorsed the move, saying athletes deserve a level playing field.

Russia banned from 2018 Winter Olympic Games for systematic doping

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The IOC has also condemned Russia for manipulating the anti-doping lab at the last Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Russia banned from 2018 Winter Olympic Games for systematic doping

Some athletes can still compete but their flag and anthem will not be displayed during the Games.

NZ Olympian Lauren Boyle calls time on swimming career

The 29-year-old has been battling a hip injury and says she can't get the best out of her body.

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The two-time Olympic gold medallist said he couldn't commit to another full on four-year programme when his family needed him.

The two-time Olympic gold medallist said he couldn't commit to another full on four-year programme when his family needed him.

Exclusive: 'Your family make the sacrifices... it's pretty selfish' - Eric Murray talks retiring in first on-camera chat since announcement

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