Government funding for high-performance sport will be frozen for at least the next two years despite athletes exceeding expectations in the medal haul at the London Olympics.

Sports Minister Murray McCully says the country's financial situation means sport will suffer the same fate as other Government programmes and "flatline" for at least two years.

In contrast, British Prime Minister David Cameron yesterday announced a $964 million boost for UK athletes to help ensure their success at the Rio de Janeiro Games in 2016.

New Zealand won 13 medals at London - the same as in Seoul in 1988, but with five rather than three golds.


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