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Not even pouring rain could stop celebrations in the French capital.

Watch: The Eiffel Tower lights up as Paris awarded 2024 Olympics

Not even pouring rain could stop celebrations in the French capital.

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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Bond said he couldn't help but feel disappointed a 'safety net' had disappeared for the 2020 Olympics should his cycling career fail.

'I'm sure it's heartfelt, but who knows' – Hamish Bond hopeful Eric Murray may return despite retirement

Bond said he couldn't help but feel disappointed a 'safety net' had disappeared for the 2020 Olympics should his cycling career fail.

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Overall supreme winner of the Halberg Award, Lisa Carrington ( canoeing ) at the 54th Halberg Awards in support of the Halberg Disability Sport Foundation. Vector Arena, Auckland, New Zealand. Thursday 9 February 2017. © Copyright photo: Andrew Cornaga / www.photosport.nz

Lisa Carrington as motivated as ever following epic 2016 and Halberg success

"Whether I get faster, I don't know, but I've got lots more work to do."

Medals for 2020 Tokyo Olympics to be made of recycled metal

Discarded electronic devices will be used in the production of the medals.

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Adams says her New Year’s Honour recognises her for who she is as a person and "not just the muscles".

Shot put hero Valerie Adams named Dame Companion of NZ Order of Merit in New Year's Honours List

Adams says her New Year's Honour recognises her for who she is as a person and 'not just the muscles'.

Video: NZ Olympics celebrates festive season with Rio-inspired rendition of Twelve Days of Christmas

Lydia Ko, Eliza McCartney and Nick Willis all feature in the Kiwi-fied carol.

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The powerhouse paddler was the first female to win two medals at one Olympic games.

"It's nice to be recognised, it's four years of work."

Star Olympian Lisa Carrington awarded prestigious Lonsdale Cup

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The powerhouse paddler was the first female to win two medals at one Olympic games.

Star Olympian Lisa Carrington awarded prestigious Lonsdale Cup

"It's four years of work, we don't do it to be recognised but it's nice."

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The Olympic pole vaulting star joined Seven Sharp to reflect on her incredible year.

Still so giggly: Eliza McCartney laughs off commenting on Hosking's cameo in her Air NZ vid

The Olympic pole vaulting star joined Seven Sharp to reflect on her incredible year.

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The Olympic successes and failures have determined which sports will receive funding going into 2017.

'We've been anticipating since Rio' – high performance sport in funding shake up

The Olympic successes and failures have determined which sports will receive funding going into 2017.

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The pole vault star was in hot demand as New Zealand’s medal winners got together for a catch-up ahead of the closing ceremony.

New funding for our Olympic sports is released: Who were the big winners - and losers?

Our stars from Rio have reaped the rewards but some programs have taken a big hit.

Trump vs Clinton: The most talked about thing on Facebook among Kiwis, ahead of Kaikoura quake

These are the top 10 things that interested you the most on Facebook, New Zealand.

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The sporting legend visited Henry Hill School, who had already been inspired by American wrestler John Cena.

Watch: Napier schoolkids greet Val Adams with rousing haka

First it was wrestler John Cena, now Olympic star Valerie Adams touched base with Henry Hill School.

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Seven Sharp Reporter Erin Conroy wasn't quite up to the pole vault challenge set for Lisa Carrington, Sophie Pascoe and Sarah Walker.

Watch: 'I'll be the medal stand!' Pregnant Seven Sharp reporter opts out of Eliza McCartney’s pole vault challenge

[They've] provided a great example – they have nothing to hide and expect that of others - NZOC President Mike Stanley

Mahe Drysdale, Peter Burling latest Olympic champions caught up in therapeutic drugs leak

Mahe Drysdale, Peter Burling latest Olympic champions caught up in therapeutic drugs leak

The Kiwi gold medallists both had their Rio Games subscriptions leaked online, but have been cleared of any wrongdoing by anti-doping agencies.

Watch: 'Self-proclaimed fastest man in the world' James Corden challenges Usain Bolt to 100m sprint

Hollywood actor Owen Wilson also got in on the action. Unsurprisingly, Corden didn't win.

Eric Murray and Hamish Bond, of New Zealand.

'The only thing left to do in New Zealand is rowing the eight' - Bond and Murray could walk away from men's pair

The champion pair are yet to decide their future after another successful Olympic campaign.

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Peter Williams managed to grab our star rowers, who are understandably still beaming from their Rio glory.

'No such thing as a holiday!' Kiwi Olympic champion Eric Murray drug tested twice in just 20 minutes

Eric Murray had his post-Olympic holiday interrupted by two different testers on the same night.

Sean Horan during a New Zealand Women's Sevens training session

Women's Sevens coach Sean Horan steps down

The Olympic silver medallist is believed to have applied for the vacant men's coach role.

US swimmer Ryan Lochte hit with 10-month ban for Rio scandal

The disgraced swimmer was also fined $100,000 and lost multiple sponsors.

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Walsh arrives in Christchurch after getting bronze in Rio and smashing records in the Diamond League.

Welcome home, hero: Kiwi shot put star Tom Walsh beams with joy as he returns to NZ after four months away

Walsh arrives in Christchurch after getting bronze in Rio and smashing records in the Diamond League.

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The Paralympic team are ready for the games after a relaxed build-up.

Kiwi Paralympians hoping to match Rio success

The Paralympic team are ready for the games after a relaxed build-up.

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