ARTICLES RELATING TO OLYMPICS 2016

Obama celebrates US Olympians

2016-09-30 11:48

US President Barack Obama welcomed relatives of Jesse Owens and 17 other black Americans who competed at the 1936 Olympics to the White House.

Hacked WADA not in crisis, says chief

2016-09-21 19:15

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is "not in a critical situation," its boss said on Wednesday.

Senatla relieved Hougaard got his medal

2016-09-15 18:29

Seabelo Senatla looks back on his Rio 2016 bronze medal ordeal with fond memories now that Francois Hougaard has one too.

Record earnings for Wayde

2016-09-11 05:39

Wayde van Niekerk’s exploits prove how talent and hard work can pay handsomely

Lochte loving life after Rio debacle

2016-09-05 12:14

Disgraced US swimmer Ryan Lochte is not letting the events of the Rio Olympics get him down.

No Zika cases detected among Olympics participants

2016-09-02 21:58

No Zika cases have so far been detected among athletes, spectators or other participants in last month's Olympic Games in Brazil.

Mbalula: More money needed for Olympic success

2016-09-01 08:50

Sports minister Fikile Mbalula says SA will chase more medals at future Olympics, but has asked for a larger budget to achieve the goal.

Ryk: Plan NOW for Tokyo 2020

2016-08-30 11:00

Build on SA’s Rio successes swiftly for the next Games, rather than bask in them for too long, urges Ryk Neethling. Rob Houwing reports …

Police raid Kenya Olympic headquarters

2016-08-27 16:38

Kenyan police raided the country's Olympic headquarters on Saturday probing a corruption scam from the Rio Games.

Oscar Pistorius: From Olympic glory to jail for murder

2016-08-26 14:01

A timeline of events that followed Oscar Pistorius' shooting of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day in 2013.

 

Phelps warned Lochte before Rio incident

2016-09-27 21:29

Two days before Ryan Lochte's drunken antics in Rio, Michael Phelps warned him about "not doing anything bad".

US athletes in Rio had medical exemptions

2016-09-20 06:56

Fifteen of the 558 athletes in the U.S. delegation at the Rio Olympics, or 2.7 percent, had therapeutic-use exemptions.

Viljoen still waiting on SASCOC bonus

2016-09-12 17:22

It seems as if the ongoing public spat between Olympic star Sunette Viljoen and Minister of Sport and Recreation Fikile Mbalula is continuing.

Lochte's 10-month ban confirmed

2016-09-08 17:43

Swimmer Ryan Lochte has been hit with a 10-month suspension following his bogus gunpoint robbery story at the Rio Olympics.

The day a parliamentarian decided to save a sports star

2016-09-04 08:39

When sports portfolio committee chairperson Beauty Dlulane first heard that long jumper Luvo Manyonga was sitting at home doing nothing, she got into her car and drove to Mbekweni outside Paarl.

Pressure mounts on Kenyan Olympic chief to resign

2016-09-01 16:52

Kenya's Olympic chief Kipchoge Keino is under pressure to resign after four of his deputies were accused of mismanagement.

Israeli Olympian raises $52 000 for charity in auction

2016-08-30 16:55

An Israeli Olympic bronze medallist has raised more than $50 000 for children with cancer by auctioning her Rio Games identification badge on eBay.

Mbalula, Sam praise successful Rio campaign

2016-08-29 11:00

Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula congratulated SASCOC and SA’s athletes for a job well done on obtaining 10 medals at the 2016 Olympic Games.

Top three Kenyan officials arrested

2016-08-27 10:00

Kenyan police have arrested the secretary-general of the country's Olympic committee in the wake of a series of scandals at the Rio Games.

Lochte handed sponsor lifeline

2016-08-26 13:01

A California company has thrown Ryan Lochte a lifeline after a slew of top sponsors abandoned the star.

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