50 years on: Snell's double
50 years on: Snell's double

Peter Snell remains one of only two men to complete the 800m-1500m double at the same Olympic Games, writes David Leggat…

The race to rewrite history
The race to rewrite history

An oral history of Carter and Docherty's race to the finish line, where they became only the second NZ duo to go gold-silver…

A champion looking for redemption
A champion looking for redemption

Ten years ago on Tuesday at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens Hamish Carter and Bevan Docherty rewrote history. This is their…

One Night in November
One Night in November

A written history feature on the All Whites' historic 2010 World Cup qualifying win over Bahrain.

Special report: The Shame Game

How to fix NZ cricket system?
How to fix NZ cricket system?

When a player was approached to contribute to a story on New Zealand Cricket's high-performance set-up, his answer while…

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Special report: Rise of peptides in NZ

Peptides: Secret lives of drug cheats
Peptides: Secret lives of drug cheats

Powerful new-generation, performance-enhancing drugs are flowing into the country largely unchecked, a Herald investigation…

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Special report: The stuff of champions

The stuff of champions: Irene van Dyk
The stuff of champions: Irene van Dyk

In a three-part series Herald chief sports writer David Leggat looks at the secret of success of some of New Zealand's greatest…

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The race that stopped a nation

The race that stopped a nation
The race that stopped a nation

Forty years ago on Sunday at the 1974 Commonwealth Games in Christchurch the world witnessed one of the greatest middle…

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Special report: Rugby's drinking culture

Rugby's battle with the booze
Rugby's battle with the booze

Drinking is the evil rugby can't flush - 25 high-level players have sought professional help for alcohol and drug issues…

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Match-fixing inquiry

Cairns' trial is set for October
Cairns' trial is set for October

Chris Cairns' perjury trial looks set for October after he pleaded not guilty to a charge relating to a 2012 libel trial…

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Sport and social media

Sports world riding the wave of change
Sports world riding the wave of change

When Usain Bolt sprinted clear of compatriot Yohan Blake to complete an unprecedented second straight Olympic 100m-200m…

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