Rio 2016 #ThisIsHighPerformance

In August 2016 one of New Zealand’s best ever teams will take on the world in the hunt for medals at the 2016 Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Where there are Kiwi medal hopes, there is High Performance Sport New Zealand (HPSNZ).

HPSNZ is a one stop shop for our elite athletes and provides funding, a nationwide network of training facilities and truly world leading performance support. Through HPSNZ New Zealand now boasts a high performance system described as one of the top in the world.

Our job is to ensure that every one of the 220 or so athletes going to Rio has the best preparation possible. Like them, we have an unwavering commitment to excellence. It's an incredibly tight ship we run. Every dollar and every minute we invest in our athletes is carefully managed to ensure it is having the maximum impact on performance.



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Team Announcements


Access the HPSNZ Rio 2016 Media Hub for all available media resources. 


Sport Information Sheets

These sport information sheets provide a useful summary of each New Zealand Olympic and Paralympic Sport.

Each information sheet is provided in Word and PDF for your convenience.

Olympic Sports

Paralympic Sports


A video that was played at the 53rd Halberg Awards. This video showcases the work High Performance Sport New Zealand does for New Zealand athletes.