NZME's Laura McGoldrick wraps up day one of the action at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

The Football Ferns got their first win of the campaign, a 1-0 win over Colombia, but it came with controversy as NZ captain Abby Erceg was red carded late in the match.

Football Ferns coach Tony Readings has confirmed they are looking into all options to make sure the card is overturned before their last pool match against France.

In Rowing, Mahe Drysdale and Emma Twigg both raced, but the news has focused more on the conditions than the rowing itself.


Rowing New Zealand has since laid an official complaint.

The women's Sevens side has gotten off to a flyer, while an injury has made big headlines on the opening day in gymnastics.