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Top 10 sports stories you may have missed (31 July)

Top 10 sports stories you may have missed (31 July)

30 July 2015

Think you’ve caught up on all the week’s sports news from across New Zealand? Think again with our list of the ‘top 10 sports stories you may have missed!’

Aotearoa on a players shirt

This week's stories feature an inspiring name change from one of our biggest sporting teams, a golden start to the Special Olympics and much more.

BLACKCAPS become Aotearoa for Maori Language Week - External link no longer available. To mark Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori - Māori Language Week - the BLACKCAPS will be renamed Aotearoa for the opening match of the Zimbabwe series in Harare this weekend.

Ten reasons to compete at the 2017 World Masters Games - External link no longer available. With the World Masters Games coming to Auckland in 2017, check out 10 reasons why you would want to participate!

Indoor rowing world record broken in Whangarei A pair of Whangarei rowers combined to capture a world record when they completed a 100 kilometre indoor tandem row in just over six hours.

Ice Hockey: Queenstown's Southern Stampede secure a home final Two wins over the West Auckland Admirals has earned the Southern Stampede home advantage for the national Ice Hockey Championships final to be held in late August.

Three players playing icehockey

Medals start to flow for New Zealand at the Special Olympics Coming from the back of the field, Josie Noble finished strongly to win the 100 metres freestyle gold medal at the Special Olympics in Los Angeles.

Teen hopes to inspire Pacific Island rowers with bold showing at Junior World Champs Waikato teenager Finau Mosa'ati-Fosita has been handed a big stage to make her first international impact on - the World Junior Rowing Championships in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

World Junior Rowing Championships team

Muay Thai: Fighter going for world gold After winning silver at the Royal Muay Thai World Cup in Malaysia last year, Hawke's Bay teen Cody Thomson is looking for gold in Thailand next month.

Young star lines up for NZ cross country championships From competing at the World Youth Championships in California last week, there is no rest for Kelsey Forman as she takes on the field at the NZ cross country championships this weekend.

Two girls looking at the camera

Taekwondo: O'Neill has Olympics in her sights Rhiannon O'Neill has a summer of hard work to look forward to in preparation for the Oceania Olympic Taekwondo qualifying tournament in March.

Squash: Northland teen pair win titles at national tournament Northland has two sporting stars on the rise with Abbie Palmer and Natalie Sayes winning titles at the North Island Junior Age Group Champs in Wellington.

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