ARTICLES RELATING TO OLYMPICS

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.

SBW's goal is Olympic gold

2013-02-04 14:22

Sonny Bill Williams has set his sights on a Sevens gold medal at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Olympians stripped of medals

2012-12-05 20:47

Four medallists from the 2004 Olympic Games have officially been stripped of their medals by the International Olympic Committee.

SASCOC salutes Semenya

2012-08-13 07:54

SASCOC has celebrated Caster Semenya’s brave silver medal in the Olympic women’s 800-metre final in London.

Sascoc: No cause for alarm

2012-08-08 09:01

Sascoc has not been told of any "untoward" behaviour by the swimmers on South Africa's London Olympic team.

 

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.

Cycling could get Olympic chop

2013-01-15 22:05

The IOC could drop cycling from the Olympics if Lance Armstrong implicates the sport’s governing body of covering up doping.

Bolt fights Olympics ad ban

2012-09-22 08:47

Usain Bolt has joined a group of athletes fighting a rule that bans Olympians from appearing in advertisements during the Games.

Semenya confident for final

2012-08-10 17:06

South Africa’s Caster Semenya has expressed confidence after setting a good time in the semi-final of the women’s 800m.

Heartbreak for Schoeman

2012-08-03 21:31

SA swimmer Roland Schoeman has finished sixth in the final of the men's 50M freestyle as Florent Manaudou claimed gold.

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