ARTICLES RELATING TO OLYMPICS 2016

Nadal to be Spain's flag-bearer in Rio

2016-04-27 20:04

The Spanish Olympic Committee says Rafael Nadal will be Spain's flag-bearer at the Rio de Janeiro Games.

Russia races against time to reach Rio

2016-04-27 08:18

There are just 100 days until the Rio Olympics as Russia fights for a place in the athletics contest.

Gary Player 'disappointed' at SA Rio no-show

2016-04-26 09:57

South Africa's greatest sportsman, Gary Player, has expressed his "disappointment" at the withdrawal of two of the country's leading medal contenders.

Flame lit for troubled Rio Games

2016-04-21 15:17

The Olympic flame was lit in an ancient temple and solemnly sent off carrying hopes that Brazil's political paralysis will not taint the Rio Games.

Future looks bright for SA national teams, but...

2016-04-20 13:57

Banyana Banyana and the male SA Under-23 teams being at the Rio Olympic Games is a positive step, writes S'Busiso Mseleku.

Van der Burgh, Le Clos thrill in Durban

2016-04-12 10:49

Cameron van der Burgh and Chad le Clos brought the crowds to their feet on Day 2 of the SA National Aquatic Championships in Durban.

SA Olympic swim stars shine in Durban

2016-04-11 15:02

SA's swim stars penciled their names in for the Rio Olympic team short list on the opening night of the SA National Aquatic Championships.

Hackett misses out on trip to Rio

2016-04-08 14:56

Grant Hackett has missed out on his chance to compete at a fourth Olympics in Rio this year.

Olympic champ Agnel to miss 200m in Rio

2016-03-31 14:30

Olympic 200m freestyle champion Yannick Agnel will not defend his crown at this year's games in Rio de Janeiro after failing to qualify at the French championships.

Mo Farah happy with Rio run-in

2016-03-25 16:54

Britain's Mo Farah is confident preparations for this year's Olympic Games in Rio remain on course.

 

Pellegrini to fly flag for Italy in Rio

2016-04-27 14:05

Swim star Federica Pellegrini, the golden girl of Italian sport, will carry her country's flag at the Rio Olympics in August.

Blitzboks certain of a medal in Rio?

2016-04-26 11:33

The Blitzboks will bring home a medal from the Rio Olympics - if bookmakers are to be believed...

Oosthuizen to skip Olympic Games

2016-04-21 16:00

Louis Oosthuizen has withdrawn from the team to represent South Africa at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Brown’s Olympic dream becomes a reality

2016-04-20 20:00

After missing out on the London Olympics, the elation of qualifying for Rio de Janeiro has outweighed the disappointment for Myles Brown.

SA continue quest to qualify for Olympics

2016-04-14 10:01

SA's swimmers were once again unstoppable as they continued on their quest for Olympic and Paralympic qualifying times.

Team SA set 10 medal goal for Rio

2016-04-11 18:51

SASCOC has reiterated its expectation for Team South Africa to bag 10 medals at this year’s Rio Olympics.

5 SA referees heading to Rio Olympics

2016-04-11 13:17

Five South African referees have been selected to officiate at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

Heat on Magnussen, Hackett

2016-04-06 08:56

Two-time world champion James Magnussen and dual Olympic champion Grant Hackett face major challenges at Australia's Olympic selection trials.

Hackett's Olympic tilt hit by illness

2016-03-30 11:52

Swimming legend Grant Hackett's preparations for a tilt at the Rio Olympics have been upset by illness.

Tallent calls for Russia Rio ban

2016-03-25 09:29

Australian Olympian Jared Tallent has called for Russian athletes to be banned from the Rio Olympics.

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