What a sport! Kiwi, US runners capture Olympics’ true spirit

Olympics Day 10: They tripped up. They helped each other up. Then they ran to the line and hugged – and the world teared up.

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Work those muscles now

New study finds that working our muscles now, gives us a huge advantage later on in life.

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Olympic Faces

These are the hair-raising moments that have captured the worlds attention thus far during the emotion-packed London Olympic games.

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Uproar over empty seats at Olympics

Shut out of sporting events, fans sat in a field and watched highlights on massive television monitors while rows of seats went unoccupied. Organisers are investigating why.

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DNA chip could prevent athletes’ heart-related deaths

A microchip test that can detect hidden heart defects in professional athletes is set to go on sale this autumn, prompted by a string sudden deaths of top flight sports stars in recent years.

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World-Class New Zealanders

The results are in for this year’s Kea World Class New Zealand Awards. From agricultural improvements to working with top athletes these innovators have made a real difference on the international stage, MiNDFOOD reports.

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Vancouver’s Games in danger of sinking

Mutterings of ‘Worst Games Ever’ surfaced by day four and with 13 days left organisers are desperate to turn around growing frustration among Olympic spectators, reports MiNDFOOD.

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Protest plans cloud Winter Olympic spirit

The excitement of the Vancouver Olympics starts to pale the minute you leave the airport and the economic recession becomes obvious, reports MiNDFOOD.

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Fitness without frills

As young athletes converge on Vancouver for the 2010 Winter Olympics, figure skating legend Dorothy Hamill is sharing her secrets for staying fit when there’s no rink in sight.

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