We look back at 2014 and 25 of the best pictures of the Sochi Winter Olympic Games, Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - What a year!
1. Gymnast Charlotte Sullivan flies through the air in her beam routine, Glasgow 2014 (c) Getty Images
2. Valerie Adams walks off the track after winning Gold in the Shot put, Glasgow 2014 (c) Getty Images
Tayla Ford and Sam Belkin won wrestling bronze medals for today, lifting New Zealand’s Commonwealth Games medal count to 33.
The New Zealand women’s hockey team cemented top spot in their pool by demolishing Canada 6-0 today. They have earned themselves a semi-final match against the improving England team on Friday.
The New Zealand netballers won their pool by beating Jamaica 50-42 in a testing encounter today. It means they remain unbeaten at the Commonwealth Games.
New Zealand had another memorable day at the Commonwealth Games, picking up three gold medals and a silver. That means New Zealand has already won 31 medals, a most impressive return.
Auckland swimmer Lauren Boyle bounced back from last night’s disappointment to win the women’s 400m freestyle gold medal tonight.
Anton Cooper and Sam Gaze brought cheers from their New Zealand supporters when they won gold and silver in the men’s mountain bike cross-country race today.
New Zealand had another memorable day at the Commonwealth Games, with gold medals to weightlifter Richie Patterson and shooter Sally Johnston, silvers to swimmer Lauren Boyle, shot putter Tom Walsh
Auckland weightlifter Richie Patterson kicked off the biggest week of his life by winning the 85kg gold medal today.
Julia Ratcliffe and Tom Walsh picked up silver medals for New Zealand in the athletics stadium today.
New Zealand swim queen Lauren Boyle won a hard-earned silver medal in the women’s 800m freestyle final today.
Lower Hutt shooter Sally Johnston put behind her the upheaval of losing her bolt on the trip over to Scotland to win a gold medal in the 50m rifle prone women’s final.
Joelle King completed her sweep of Commonwealth Games medals when she picked up the bronze in the squash women’s singles today.