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.

London's Tube disrupted

2012-08-03 10:48

Signal failures have caused delays on a key London Underground line connecting the city centre with the Olympic Park.

Phelps accused of doping

2012-07-31 10:17

China's former Olympic doctor says he has long suspected Michael Phelps of using performance-enhacing drugs, according to a report.

Athletes stage Twitter protest

2012-07-30 09:15

A group of American athletes have protested over curbs on appearing in commercials during the London Olympics.

Shock exit for Park

2012-07-28 16:08

Park Tae-Hwan's title defence lay in ruins after he became the first athlete to be disqualified in competition at the 2012 Olympics.

Giant-killing Japan stun Spain

2012-07-26 18:01

Japan have recorded one of the greatest upsets in Olympic soccer history after stunning reigning world and European champions Spain.

Federer top seed for Olympics

2012-07-25 21:37

The ITF has named Roger Federer and Victoria Azarenka as the No 1 seeds for the Olympic singles tournaments at Wimbledon.

Rogge backs Beckham snub

2012-07-05 10:06

IOC president Jacques Rogge supported the decision to omit David Beckham from the British football squad at the Olympics.

Rafa upset with 3-set Olympics

2012-06-26 21:19

Rafael Nadal has criticised the decision to play the Olympic tennis tournament over the best of three sets rather than five sets.

SA to prepare for 2024 bid

2012-06-06 18:08

IOC executive board member Sam Ramsamy says SA will take its first steps toward bidding for the 2024 Olympics after the 2012 Games.

Merritt queries Oscar's 'legs'

2012-05-17 14:01

Olympic 400m champion LaShawn Merritt says he's concerned about the progress made by amputee Oscar Pistorius.


The SA men's hockey side have arrived at OR Tambo after successfully qualifying for the Olympic Games in London.

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Doctors blast McDonald's Olympic sponsorship

2012-05-01 12:24

McDonald's is a sponsor for the London Olympics - and a British doctors' group says that's sending the wrong message in a country with ballooning obesity.

Tough draw for Banyana

2012-04-24 17:18

South Africa's women's soccer team have been drawn in a tough group in the soccer tournament at the 2012 London Olympics

No Olympic stress for LJ

2012-04-18 21:30

South African 400m hurdles record holder LJ van Zyl says he does not feel the pressure of Olympic medal expectations.

SABC to air Olympics in 11 languages

2012-04-18 13:23

The SABC has acquired the free-to-air broadcasting rights for the 2012 Olympic Games and will be using all 11 official languages during the course of its coverage.


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.

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.

Federer tops big-serving Isner

2012-08-02 19:02

Roger Federer has moved into the Olympic semi-finals as the Swiss Wimbledon champion cut giant American John Isner down to size.

Aussies thrash SA men

2012-07-30 13:45

A clinical hat-trick by Australian midfielder Jamie Dwyer helped his team to a victory over the South African men's hockey team.

Federer survives scare

2012-07-29 10:38

Roger Federer survived some shaky moments against Colombia's Alejandro Falla before winning their first round Olympics clash.

UK media hail ceremony

2012-07-28 08:33

The UK media proudly hailed a spectacular opening ceremony to the Olympics, with the Times calling it 'The Greatest Show'.

Hart's Olympic exclusion costly

2012-07-26 11:53

Paul Hart's withdrawal from the equestrian event at the Olympic Games has cost him almost R1 million, according to a report.

Olympics opening show cut

2012-07-18 12:39

The organisers of the Olympics have scrapped part of the opening ceremony to ensure that the spectacle finishes on time.

Road to London: Paul Hart

2012-06-29 11:08

Graeme Joffe chats to South African equestrian star Paul Hart ahead of the 2012 London Olympic Games.

Nadal to carry Spanish flag

2012-06-20 15:23

Gold medallist Rafael Nadal will carry the Spanish flag at the opening ceremony for the London Olympic Games.

Road to London: LJ van Zyl

2012-05-18 13:15

Graeme Joffe chats to South African 400m hurdles athlete LJ van Zyl ahead of the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

Johnson fuming - 24 years on

2012-05-16 13:46

Ben Johnson has revealed anger over his drugs scandal more than two decades after one of the Olympics' most infamous incidents.

Theron runs Olympic time

2012-05-04 17:22

South African women's 400m hurdles champion Wenda Theron has reached her first Olympic qualifying time at the SA Open.

Students to get Olympic shot

2012-04-26 21:57

This weekend's national student championships will give SA's top athletes another shot at joining the Olympic squad.

DStv adds 4 HD channels for Olympics

2012-04-23 15:21

DStv is set to include four HD channels in its extensive coverage of the 2012 London Olympic Games, due to start at the end of July.

Mashaba: Banyana touching up

2012-04-18 19:37

Banyana Banyana are adding the final touches to their preparations, their technical advisor, Shakes Mashaba, says.

Sport24 Facebook banter

2012-04-16 14:18

Sport24 readers' comments from our Facebook page on Victor Matfield's Bok return, SA's Olympic kit and the Stormers' first loss.

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