Chad le Clos' parents fighting cancer

2016-07-11 12:43

South African swimming superstar Chad le Clos has confirmed that both his parents are battling cancer.

Hockey folly: Shame on SASCOC

2016-05-05 12:33

With Rio 2016 a mere three months away, SASCOC has still not budged with regard to our men's and women's hockey teams.

Poll finds locals back LA 2024 bid

2016-02-24 15:19

A poll has found that 88% of Angelenos support Los Angeles hosting the 2024 Olympics.

Frisbee gets Olympic nod

2015-08-02 19:25

The sport of flying disc, commonly known as "frisbee", has been officially recognised as an Olympic sport by the International Olympic Committee.

Boost for SA 2024 Games bid

2014-12-09 14:09

An African bid to stage the Olympic Games for the first time will get widespread sympathy in the IOC after its new reforms.

Samsung extends Olympics deal

2014-08-17 20:15

South Korea's Samsung has extended its top sponsorship contract as an Olympics worldwide partner to 2020, says the IOC.

IOC inks mega TV deal

2014-05-08 10:57

The IOC and US broadcaster NBC-Universal announced they have reached a TV rights deal worth $7.65bn.

Madiba had Olympic wish

2013-12-09 12:54

Sascoc's Sam Ramsamy has outlined his ambition to bring the Olympics to SA to fulfil one of Nelson Mandela’s last wishes.

Squash gets Murray's backing

2013-09-04 10:46

Reigning Olympic, Wimbledon and US Open champion Andy Murray is backing squash's bid to join the family of Olympic sports in 2020.

Space walk for Olympic torch

2013-04-28 13:40

Russian astronauts will take an unlit Olympic torch on a space walk ahead of the country's hosting of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.


4 countries that were once banned from the Olympics

2016-06-21 19:56

Russia is not the only country to be barred from the Olympics. Here are four countries that were once banned from participating.

Le Clos on the right path to Rio

2016-04-13 10:17

South African superstar Chad le Clos believes he is on track for another successful Olympic Games in Rio this year.

Stormers get De Jongh, Kolbe boost

2016-02-01 12:25

The Stormers are set to be boosted by the return of Blitzbok duo Cheslin Kolbe and Juan de Jongh.

ICC to push for Olympic spot?

2015-07-15 08:06

The Marylebone Cricket Club has urged the sport's ruling body to try to get the game's Twenty20 format into the Olympics.

SA to rival Germany bid?

2014-10-29 17:04

South Africa will likely face stiff opposition from Germany should SA elect to bid for the 2024 Olympic Games.

SASCOC seek R10bn overhaul

2014-07-15 16:09

A whopping R10 billion is needed to take the country's sport to a competitive level on the international stage, Gideon Sam has said.

Book that Angelina Jolie's film is based on gets young adult adaptation

2014-04-18 15:00

Random House says it plans to publish a young adult adaptation of Laura Hillenbrand's bestselling survival saga Unbroken.

Jamaica facing Olympic ban

2013-10-22 16:00

Jamaica's athletes, including Usain Bolt, could be banned from the Olympics due to their handling of recent drug scandals.

Wrestling voted onto shortlist

2013-05-29 21:02

The Executive Board of the IOC has included wrestling in a shortlist of three to be voted on by the wider membership.

London plans floating village

2013-03-12 16:16

London has plans to build a floating village on the River Thames, looking to regenerate derelict sites after the Olympics.

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