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Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Commencing 5th August 2016, Rio de Janeiro in Brazil will play host to the XXXIst Olympic Games, sharing its vibrant culture and breathtaking landscape with the world.

The Olympic Games are the greatest celebration of sport in the world and New Zealand athletes will be there, striving to realise their dreams (an inspiring New Zealanders as they do it).

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NZ athletes journey to Rio

200 New Zealand athletes will make up the Rio Games team. Among them will be medallists from London 2012, athletes heading for second, third or even four or more games and athletes who will wear the Olympic rings and fern for the very first time. For all these athletes, years of dreams, ambition, determination, inspiration and training are becoming increasingly focussed as the countdown clock clicks steadily closer to August 2016.