ARTICLES RELATING TO OLYMPICS 2012

Olympic James Bond parachutist killed

2013-08-15 11:17

The stuntman who amazed the world when he parachuted into the London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony dressed as James Bond has died while wing-diving in Switzerland.

Federer targets 2016 Olympics

2012-12-06 21:46

Roger Federer says he won't play as often in the next few years and hopes to compete in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Wrestler stripped of medal

2012-11-07 19:02

The IOC has stripped a London Games bronze medal from an Uzbekistani wrestler because of a doping violation.

Obamas salute Team USA

2012-09-14 19:11

President Barack Obama gathered Team USA at the White House to hail the Olympians and Paralympians as conquering heroes.

London promises big finish

2012-09-08 15:58

London 2012 organisers have promised an emotional celebration to bid farewell as the curtain falls on the Olympics and Paralympics.

Le Clos: Gold was my destiny

2012-08-30 17:21

Beating United States swimmer Michael Phelps was his destiny, 200m butterfly Olympic gold winner Chad le Clos has said.

Parliament lauds Team SA

2012-08-28 20:04

Parliament has paid tribute to South Africa's athletes who participated in the recent 2012 London Olympic Games.

Chad 'swoonworthy' Olympian

2012-08-16 14:43

Chad le Clos may have won gold in London, but will have to settle for second place in a survey of "swoonworthy" Olympians.

African Olympians still AWOL

2012-08-15 20:00

Thousands of Olympians have returned to their homelands after the end of the Olympics - but more than a dozen Africans have not.

No lighthouse for SA winners?

2012-08-15 12:24

SA's London Olympics gold medallists had to "settle" for R400 000, but that doesn't quite match up to Trinidad & Tobago's offering...

Games memorabilia for sale

2012-08-14 20:29

The London Olympics may be over, but it's not too late to take home a national flag from the athletes' parade or a used javelin.

S Korea attacks 'biased' Games

2012-08-14 14:00

South Korea has taken a swipe at the London Olympics over alleged cases of biased refereeing, vowing to step up Seoul's influence.

London looks back with pride

2012-08-14 14:00

London is nursing a collective hangove as it bades farewell to the Olympics and to thousands of athletes heading home.

Olympics smash US TV records

2012-08-14 13:11

NBC's TV coverage of the Olympics was the most-watched television event in US history, attracting some 219.4 million viewers.

SA medal winners cash in

2012-08-14 13:04
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SA's Olympic medallists left OR Tambo for a whirl of engagements, but not before receiving cheques for their achievements.

Olympians 'restored' SA pride

2012-08-14 11:58

South Africa's Olympic team has restored the nation's pride, Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula has said at its arrival home from London.

SA Olympians drug-free

2012-08-14 10:48

South Africa's Olympic campaign has been dope-free so far, Team SA chief medical officer Kevin Subban has said.

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Rio 2016 inspires Sevens

2012-08-14 10:05

Rugby Sevens will take centre stage at the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games.

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Olympic flag arrives in Rio

2012-08-14 09:14

The Olympic flag has touched down on Brazilian soil, marking the start of four years of preparations ahead of the 2016 games.

Team SA arrive home

2012-08-14 09:14

South Africa's Olympic Games team have returned home to a heroes welcome at OR Tambo Airport in Johannesburg.

Cameroon: Missing Olympians 'threatened'

2012-08-13 22:24

Five Cameroonian boxers who disappeared at the London Olympics have said in an interview that they absconded because they had been threatened by officials in their delegation.

No Olympic regrets for Mokoka

2012-08-13 19:53

Despite falling away in the second half of the Olympic Marathon, Stephen Mokoka says he has no regrets about his tactics.

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Team SA's best moments

2012-08-13 16:13

In tribute to Team SA returning home we have put together a collection of the best pictures of our heroes' outstanding moments at the London Olympics.

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SA left medals behind - Sam

2012-08-13 15:30
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SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee president Gideon Sam believes the country left a few medals behind at the Olympics.

China comes to terms with 2nd

2012-08-13 14:41

State-run newspapers have hailed China's "Olympic spirit" despite slipping back to second place in the medals table.

 

Royal honours for McCartney, McGregor

2012-12-30 14:00

Stella McCartney, actor Ewan McGregor, eccentric English singer Kate Bush, and Roald Dahl illustrator Quentin Blake are among the hundreds being honoured by Queen Elizabeth II.

Olympic Stadium closed

2012-11-07 20:26

London's Olympic Stadium will remain closed until at least August 2015, the authority responsible for its future says.

Voyeur at Olympics exposed

2012-09-17 21:45

A judge says a voyeur who snooped on members of China's Olympic swimming team risks being sent to prison if he transgresses again.

Thousands cheer UK Olympians in London

2012-09-10 16:21

Tens of thousands of Britons have taken to the streets of London to cheer Olympic and Paralympic athletes, celebrating a summer of spectacular sport.

Parents sue Olympic medallist

2012-09-08 07:58

The parents of Olympic gold medallist Tianna Madison have sued the US track star, saying she claimed they cheated her for money.

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President of Sascoc Gideon Sam congratulated all SA's Olympic athletes on a job well done and encouraged them to start planning for the 2016 games in Rio at a gala dinner held in Cape Town.

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Sascoc not fit to run SA sport

2012-08-20 12:03

Graeme Joffe takes a hard look at whether the "Fat Cats" at SASCOC should be running sport in South Africa.

David Beckham worth more after Olympics

2012-08-15 22:34

David Beckham is expected to bank a fortune in the next year thanks to his involvement in the 2012 London Olympic Games and its opening ceremony.

Kiprotich gets $80 000 for gold

2012-08-15 18:20

Olympic marathon champion Stephen Kiprotich from Uganda has received $80 000, while his parents have been promised a house.

Ryan Lochte lands first TV role

2012-08-15 10:09

Olympic gold medal swimmer Ryan Lochte, who emerged as one of the hottest new stars from the London Games, has signed on for his first acting role on 90210.

Hartley's bronze SA's best?

2012-08-14 17:24

Canoeing world champion Hank McGregor says kayaker Bridgitte Hartley's bronze medal at the Olympics was arguably SA's best.

Games: 2yr recovery for army

2012-08-14 14:00

Britain's military will take two years to return to normal after being called upon to provide troops for the London Olympics.

Closing ceremony draws 26.3m

2012-08-14 13:11

The BBC says its live television coverage of the Olympic closing ceremony peaked at 26.3 million viewers.

Phelps: 22 medals + 1 WAG

2012-08-14 13:04

Now that his work in London is done, swimming superstar Michael Phelps has gone public with his girlfriend.

Semenya hits back at critics

2012-08-14 11:58

Caster Semenya has hit back at criticism of the tactics which resulted in her winning a silver medal in the women's 800m race.

Winnie, Mbalula welcome Team SA

2012-08-14 10:54

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela and Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula have received the first of SA's Olympic athletes as they arrived home.

SA jump in hockey rankings

2012-08-14 10:40

The SA women's hockey side have risen to 10th in the world rankings following the completion of the 2012 London Olympics.

Airport abuzz as Team SA lands

2012-08-14 09:40

A large crowd has gathered to welcome SA's Olympic heroes, cheering as they arrived at OR Tambo International Airport.

Aussies want another Olympics

2012-08-14 09:14

Melbourne's mayor says the Australian city is ready to host another Olympics and should target a possible 2024 or 2028 games bid.

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Team SA arrives home

2012-08-14 08:45

See pictures from OR Tambo International as Team SA arrive home from the London Olympics.

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Mbalula: SA's best ever Games

2012-08-13 20:57

Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula says the London Olympics have been South Africa's best ever performance at the Games.

Don't castigate Caster: Mbalula

2012-08-13 17:52

Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula has dismissed talk that silver medallist Caster Semenya held back on gold to avoid further controversy.

Liam Gallagher parties with Spice Girls

2012-08-13 16:02

Liam Gallagher partied "until the break of dawn" with The Spice Girls after they performed at the London 2012 Olympic closing ceremony.

Olympics: Now to Rio

2012-08-13 14:41

Now to Rio, where preparations to host 2016 Olympics are sparking.

SA rallies behind Semenya

2012-08-13 13:33

Sport24 readers were ecstatic after Caster Semenya's silver, and rallied behind her as she set her sights on gold in Rio.

 
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