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
New Zealand’s long reign as Commonwealth Games rugby sevens champions was ended by a blindingly fast South African team at Ibrox Stadium.
Paralympics star Sophie Pascoe added another gold medal to her massive collection when she won the women’s SB9 100m breaststroke today.
New Zealand cyclist Sam Webster may have some trouble getting through the airport metal detector when he returns to New Zealand.
Jo Edwards added to her already bursting list of bowls credits when she won the Commonwealth Games singles gold medal today.
The supercharged New Zealand track squad has produced yet another gold medal at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome today.
Zane Robertson ran a bold race to claim the bronze medal in an action-packed 5000m at the athletics stadium today.
New Zealand’s lawn bowlers got among the medals at the Commonwealth Games today.
Joelle King’s strong run in the women’s singles squash came to an end today when she was beaten in straight games by world No 1 Nicol David of Malaysia in the semi-finals.
Nelson bowler Jo Edwards struck her best form just at the right time to reach the final of the women’s singles at the Kelvingrove greens.
For the third consecutive day the cyclists stole centre stage and the judokas again got among the medals at the Commonwealth Games.
The New Zealand judo team continued its great run of medal-winning performances by producing two more bronzes today.