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A look back at the action from the first official day of the Games.
But this time around, he has some competition from a fellow Polynesian.
The low-key ceremony had fewer than 1,000 people in attendance, strict social distancing rules and signs calling on spectators to "be quiet around the venue."
When are our NZ athletes competing at the Tokyo Olympics.
Put out the cat, turn off your phone and settle in, as these Kiwis go for Games glory.
Since their inception, the Games have been as much about politics, drugs and money as sport.
The No. 9 raised 1000 domestic rugby points for the defending Farah Palmer Cup champions.
NZR are exploring their options of staging the Bledisloe Cup, as well as the Rugby Championship.
New Zealand and Australia were scheduled for three tests in three weeks across both sides of the Tasman.
It marked the most points the Rabbitohs have ever scored against the NZ club.
The Kiwis and Australia Kangaroos have already withdrawn from the tournament scheduled for October.
"We are very unhappy with this decision and we are not prepared to take it lying down."
The 31-year-old will return to the ring for the first time since December 2020.
The former heavyweight champ was rumoured to be among the Tyson Fury coronavirus cluster.
Poirier won the trilogy bout on Sunday after the Irishman suffered a broken leg.
Lewis Clareburt has become a social media star in recent days, but insists his focus is firmly on breaking NZ's long Olympic medal drought in the pool.
Several New Zealanders are in Tokyo to support their loved ones during the upcoming Olympics.
Defender Meikayla Moore joins The Project in the build-up to NZ's opening action at the Tokyo Olympics.
The mountain specialist knows this could be his best chance of an Olympic medal.
Erica Dawson is back in the boat, four weeks after breaking her leg.
Newshub's panel of experts brace themselves for the worst and ponder the week's other sporting issues.
Ollie Ritchie, Lisette Reymer and Mitch McCann drop in on the podcast, before tackling their 'bucket list' assignment.
Fight Club unwraps UFC 264.