The New Zealand Olympic Committee is deeply saddened by the loss of Olympian #1333 and Cyclist Olivia Podmore. 

We offer our deepest condolences to family, friends and others in the NZ community who are grieving this loss.

We are providing wellbeing support for members of her team and the wider team as we return home from Tokyo.

Olivia represented New Zealand with honour and pride at both the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. She was a valued team member and her loss will be felt across the New Zealand Sporting Community.

Athletes and other New Zealand Team members can access support via the New Zealand Olympic Team psychology team (contact,  +64 27 5998990), the Health team (, or via sport/NSO psychology and health providers. 

Counselling is available by calling or texting 1737 in New Zealand, and for free confidential 24/7 support, contact Lifeline on 0800 543 354 or text 4357.

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