ARTICLES RELATING TO OLYMPICS 2016

Wie targets competing at Rio Olympics

2015-03-03 15:32

Michelle Wie will spend the next 18 months chasing a dream -- competing at a Summer Olympics.

Rio's dirty water in question

2015-02-24 16:02

IOC members will meet in Rio de Janeiro to understand if its waters are not completely clean for the sailing events in 2016.

No 'Plan B' for Rio sailing

2015-01-28 14:52

Rio Olympics 2016 organizers say sailing and windsurfing events will not be switched from Guanabara Bay.

Senatla deserves Olympic shot

2015-01-15 15:19

Maestro says Seabelo Senatla would like nothing better than to win an Olympic gold with the Sevens team.

Els reveals his Olympic dream

2014-11-24 21:07

Ernie Els is dreaming of holding aloft the South African flag at the opening ceremony when golf returns to the Olympics in 2016.

Brown has Olympic dream

2014-09-16 14:41

SA Sevens captain Kyle Brown says the experience at the Commonwealth Games has motivated him to play through to the Olympics.

Bok wing has Olympic dream

2014-07-30 10:13

Dual-code Bok Cornal Hendricks says winning the Commonwealth Games gold medal is just the start of his Olympic dream.

Rio's Olympic waterways full of trash, sewage

2013-11-20 08:05

Rio's Olympic waterways are still filled with trash and sewage, with time running out before the 2016 Games kicks-off.

Rio progress worries IOC

2013-09-11 11:40

New IOC vice-president John Coates says Rio de Janeiro's slow progress in preparing for the Olympics is of "critical concern".

Turkey signs Phelps' coach

2013-04-30 15:41

Turkey has signed Michael Phelps' coach as a consultant on their swimming programme for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

 

Team GB to play at the Olympics

2015-03-03 11:05

The English FA plans to send men's and women's Great Britain teams to the Olympics Games in Rio next year.

Manaus to host Olympic football?

2015-02-13 10:03

The jungle city of Manaus added to proposed host cities for football matches in 2016 Olympic games.

Neymar eyes Olympic glory

2015-01-28 12:58

Barcelona star Neymar is gunning for Olympic glory with Brazil to make up for last year's World Cup disappointment.

Rio 2016 mascots named

2014-12-15 09:17

The mascots for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games will be named 'Tom' and 'Vinicius', organisers announced.

SASCOC want 10 medals in Rio

2014-11-18 23:04

SASCOC president Gideon Sam says Team South Africa will be targeting at least 10 medals at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

IRB wary of Olympic loophole

2014-09-09 19:13

The IRB hope to prevent a flood of players switching national allegiance in order to compete at the sevens tournament at the Olympics.

Rio organisers not worried

2014-04-30 12:41

Rio Olympic Games organisers have countered criticism of slow preparations with an assurance they would deliver the 2016 event on time.

HPC eyes 8 Olympic medals

2013-11-08 18:03

Team SA could be returning from the 2016 Rio Olympic Games with a greater medal haul than the six they won in London...

Sascoc sets Rio medal goal

2013-05-23 14:01

Sascoc president Gideon Sam says South Africa will be aiming for 16 medals at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

Bombs raise sport event fears

2013-04-16 22:12

The deadly bomb attacks at the Boston Marathon have raised new concerns over safety at major sports events around the world.

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