“We are providing wellbeing support for members of her team and the wider team as we return home from Tokyo.”
She represented New Zealand at Rio 2016 and the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games in cycling track events, including the team sprint, the keirin and the individual sprint.
She did not represent New Zealand at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
In 2017, Podmore was the national New Zealand keirin champion.
A New Zealand Police spokesperson told CNN: “Police attended a sudden death at a Cambridge property yesterday evening.
“Police are making enquiries in relation to the death on behalf of the Coroner. The Coroner will release their findings in due course.”
“Many people are understandably devastated and trying so hard to comprehend what has happened. We have been and will continue to provide support to our staff and riders, the cycling community and those that were close to Olivia.”