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(Reuters) – The New Zealand government will pour NZ$20 million ($12 million) into winter sports funding for the 2026 Olympics and Paralympics in Milan after its most successful Games at Beijing. The investment includes an additional NZ$1.6 million per annum over the four-year Olympic cycle for governing body Snow Sports New Zealand, a hike of more than 60% on funding levels for Beijing. Snowboarder Zoi Sadowski-Synnott and freestyle skier Nico Porteous won the nation’s first ever Winter Olympic gold medals in China with their victories in the women’s slopestyle and men’s halfpipe. Sadowski-Synnott also grabbed a silver in the big...