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 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.
New Zealand really got among the medals at the Commonwealth Games today, picking up three gold medals, two silvers and two bronzes.
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.