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Key Facts

Top medal sports
(pre-2012)

Capital

Wellington

Population

4,300,000

Size

270,534km²

Languages

  • English
  • Maori

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Records

Medals

London 2012
Gold Silver Bronze
6 2 5
Beijing 2008
Gold Silver Bronze
3 2 4
Athens 2004
Gold Silver Bronze
3 2 0

Nadzeya Ostapchuk Ostapchuk provisionally suspensed

Belarusian women's shot put gold medallist Nadzeya Ostapchuk is provisionally suspended after failing a drugs test at London 2012.

8 Mar 13

Lisa Carrington Carrington wins kayak single 200m

New Zealand's Lisa Carrington wins a thrilling sprint to claim Olympic gold in the women's kayak single 200m.

Saskia Clark & Hannah Mills Mills & Clark take sailing silver

Women's 470

10 Aug 12

Britons Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark have to be content with a silver medal after losing out in their final 470 shootout with New Zealand.

Netherlands hockey players Hockey thriller at the Riverbank

Women's Hockey

9 Aug 12

School Reporters from Reading were at the Riverbank Arena as New Zealand and the Netherlands battled for a spot in the Olympics final.

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New Zealand at the Olympics

15 London 2012 ranking

25 Beijing 2008 ranking

1908 First Olympic appearance

Top Medal Sports at London 2012

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Rank
Rowing 3 0 2 RANK 2
Sailing 1 1 0 RANK 5
Athletics 1 0 0 RANK 16
View the London 2012 medal table for New Zealand