A New Zealand Olympian accused of sex and violence offences that include raping his wife will have his name suppressed at least until the New Year.

He faces a raft of charges including four charges of raping his wife, unlawful sexual connection with his wife and abduction for sex.

The sportsman, whose age and occupation also cannot be revealed, also faces five charges of assault, assault with intent to injure and threatening to kill.

He has been remanded on bail after being ordered to surrender his passport and not to contact any Crown witnesses. He will next appear in January when he will face the assault charges, in the family violence court.

The man is also scheduled to appear in the Auckland High Court in February for the more serious charges.

- NZ HERALD STAFF