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.

IOC mulls new Olympic events

2013-04-08 23:05

IOC sports director Christophe Dubi says proposed new medal events for the 2016 Rio Olympics are now being assessed.

Olympic golf work set in motion

2013-03-20 21:48

Work has finally begun on the 2016 Olympic golf course after delays caused by a legal dispute over ownership of the site.

Olympic golf dispute lingers on

2013-02-20 23:34

The legal dispute involving the land for the planned 2016 Olympic golf course was officially flagged by a local judge to the IOC.

Le Clos sets sights on Rio

2012-11-05 18:27

After capping his season with SA's Sports Star award, double Olympic medallist Chad le Clos is already looking ahead to the Rio Games.

Delays at Olympic golf course

2012-10-11 22:22

Construction of the Olympic golf course in Rio de Janeiro is yet to start because of an ongoing legal dispute about the land ownership.

Caster targets gold in Rio

2012-08-12 19:00

Caster Semenya says she will put all her efforts over the next four years into winning gold at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Nadal targets 2016 ceremony

2012-07-22 16:09

Rafael Nadal has set his sights on becoming Spain's flag-bearer at the 2016 Olympics after injury deprived him of the chance this year.


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.

Tug-of-war over Maracana

2013-04-11 22:01

Two consortiums are competing for the 35-year operation of Rio's Maracana stadium, the venue for the 2014 SWC final.

Olympic stadium in Rio closes

2013-03-27 20:53

Brazil's preparations for the Olympics have run into further trouble after a Rio de Janeiro stadium was closed due to roof problems.

Rugby stars to switch to 7s?

2013-02-28 21:18

The prospect of rugby sevens becoming an Olympic sport will attract stars from the full version of the game, the IRB's chief says.

McIlroy to skip Olympics?

2013-01-03 17:31

Rory McIlroy may reject the opportunity to compete at the 2016 Olympics to avoid any controversy over which country to represent.

Lotto reduces Olympic funding

2012-10-28 11:54

The National Lotteries Distribution Trust Fund has reduced the amount money it gives the country's Olympic athletes.

Global housing market declines further

2012-09-04 12:42

There is no end in sight to the global housing market downturn‚ except probably in the US‚ according to the Global Property Guide.

Federer: 2016 Games possible

2012-07-26 21:05

World No 1 tennis star Roger Federer says if his body holds up he may participate at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

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