ARTICLES RELATING TO OLYMPICS 2016

Russian riot police halt wrestling brawl over Rio spot

2016-05-27 21:27

Riot police had to be sent in when a scuffle erupted at the end of a Russian wrestling championship bout

Nadal can't understand Olympics snub

2016-05-26 22:05

Rafael Nadal said he cannot understand why a host of players are snubbing the Olympics, "the most important event in the world of sport".

Sharapova named on Russian Olympic team

2016-05-26 15:45

Russia have included Maria Sharapova in their Olympic tennis team despite the star player being suspended over a positive test for the banned drug meldonium.

SASCOC names first 24 Rio-bound Team SA athletes

2016-05-25 15:15

Olympic governing body SASCOC has announced the first names of Team South Africa to participate at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Cseh fires warning to Le Clos, Phelps

2016-05-20 18:53

Laszlo Cseh sent a shot across the bows of Michael Phelps and Chad Le Clos with a stunning win in the 200m butterfly at the European Championships.

Hayne's Olympic dream may be shot down

2016-05-16 15:20

Former NRL star Jarryd Hayne's hopes of chasing an Olympic dream after ditching a career in teh NFL may be scuttled by anti-doping protocols.

Chester to carry Olympic torch for SA

2016-05-13 11:23

Former Springbok wing Chester Williams will carry the Olympic torch on behalf of the South Africa at the Olympic Games in Rio.

Russia 'frustrating' anti-doping tests - report

2016-05-11 15:21

Russian authorities are obstructing British anti-doping officials from testing Russian athletes, a British television channel said.

Aussie bad-boys urged to behave

2016-05-07 12:35

Bernard Tomic and Nick Kyrgios may have to improve their behaviour if they hope to represent Australia at the Olympics.

Els hasn't given up hope on Rio

2016-05-07 06:50

The decision by four top SA and Australian players to opt out of Olympic golf has left lower-ranked men from both countries scrambling to qualify for Rio.

 

Cycling SA has faith in Impey, Meintjes

2016-05-27 17:44

Cycling SA has expressed its confidence in Daryl Impey and Louis ­Meintjes after the pair were named to compete in the road race at the Rio Olympics.

Gunmen run wild in Rio tourist spots ahead of Olympics

2016-05-26 18:03

Pulling in at one of Rio's swishest buildings, the driver of the blue luxury car turns on the blinkers, pauses for the security gate to open - and suddenly is staring into the barrel of a gun.

Excitement for SA sailing trio

2016-05-26 11:50

SA Sailing is celebrating the announcement on Wednesday that three of their sailors will be competing in the 2016 Olympic Games.

Rio Games sets condom record

2016-05-20 18:53

The Rio Olympics have not yet begun, but the Games have already set a record - in the number of free condoms for athletes.

Extra-strong condoms for Aussie team

2016-05-16 18:47

Australia's Olympians will be issued with free super-strength condoms in Rio to minimise any infection from the Zika virus.

Kremlin slams Sochi doping claims

2016-05-13 13:41

The Kremlin has dismissed claims that dozens of Russian athletes were part of an extensive state-run doping programme.

Tomic snubs Rio Olympics

2016-05-13 09:01

Troubled tennis star Bernard Tomic has announced he will not represent Australia at this year's Olympics, citing a busy playing schedule.

Banyana tackle Zim in Olympic warm-up

2016-05-10 16:25

Football fans will be treated to a spectacle when Africa’s two women representatives at the Rio Olympics face off in an international friendly.

Havelange turns 100, plans to attend Olympics

2016-05-07 07:26

Former FIFA president Joao Havelange plans to attend the Rio Olympics in his native Brazil - at age 100.

Cooper says Olympic snub over citizenship

2016-05-06 15:10

NZ-born Wallaby Quade Cooper says he was dumped from the Australian sevens team because he didn't have Australian citizenship.

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