Blitzboks seeded second for Rio Olympics

2016-06-28 22:47

The Blitzboks are seeded second for the Olympic Sevens as rugby returns to the Games for the first time in 92 years.

Rio CEO: Security is biggest concern for Olympics

2016-06-28 17:40

The chief organiser of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics says security is his top concern, well ahead of the Zika virus.

Halep may miss Olympics over Zika fears

2016-06-28 14:37

Romanian player Simona Halep said she may pull out of playing at the Rio Olympics due to her concerns over the Zika virus.

USA confirm Rio 'Dream Deam' line-up

2016-06-28 08:27

USA Basketball has named a 12-man squad for the Rio Olympic Games.

SA quartet book their places to Rio Paralympics

2016-06-27 15:38

Four South African tennis players are among the final list of singles entries for the Rio Paralympics later this year.

Lochte shut out in 400m medley shocker

2016-06-27 07:58

Ryan Lochte, the 2012 Olympic champion in the 400m individual medley, has been denied a Rio berth.

Wiggins, Froome headline British Olympic line-up

2016-06-24 22:36

Britain's Tour de France champions past and present Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome headline the British cycling team for this year's Olympics.

WADA shuts down Rio Olympic doping lab

2016-06-24 21:02

The World Anti-Doping Agency has suspended the accreditation of doping control laboratory in Rio, just six weeks before the Olympics.

Martin throws down Olympic TT marker

2016-06-24 17:24

Tony Martin has stormed to his fifth German time-trial championships victory to send out an Olympic warning six weeks ahead of the Rio Games.

LeBron James out of Rio Olympics

2016-06-24 09:00

With LeBron James taking a pass, Carmelo Anthony alone will have a chance to become the most-decorated Olympian in men's basketball history.


Serena saddened by Olympic golf pull-outs

2016-06-28 22:17

Serena Williams admitted it was a sad day for the Olympics after Jason Day joined the growing legion of stars turning their backs on Rio.

Lowry withdraws from Olympics over Zika concern

2016-06-28 17:02

Shane Lowry has become the 6th golfer to cite Zika as reason to skip Rio Olympics.

Day joins growing Olympics no-show list

2016-06-28 14:21

Jason Day is not going to the Olympics because of the Zika virus, costing golf its No 1 player as the sport returns from a century-long absence.

Phenom Ledecky books Rio berth

2016-06-28 08:16

Freestyle phenomenon Katie Ledecky is on her way to the Rio Olympics after blazing to victory in the 400m freestyle at the US swimming trials.

Phelps drops 200m freestyle at US trials

2016-06-27 08:01

Michael Phelps won't swim the 200m freestyle at the US Olympic trials, leaving the 18-time gold medalist with four events in his push to qualify for Rio.

67 Russian athletes hope to compete in Rio

2016-06-25 18:02

Sixty-seven Russian athletes are planning to apply to the IAAF to compete at the Olympic Games despite their country's suspension.

Mozzie protection - and condoms - for Rio Olympics

2016-06-24 22:28

A 24-hour restaurant big enough to house jumbo jets, 450 000 condoms, a multi-faith worship centre and beds that extend to accommodate the lankiest of basketball players.

Armstrong eyes third Olympic gold

2016-06-24 17:24

Kristin Armstrong will have a chance at a third straight Olympic cycling time-trial gold in Rio.

Branden Grace out of Olympics over Zika

2016-06-24 17:07

South Africa's Branden Grace has become the latest golfer to withdraw from the Rio Olympics because of fears over the Zika virus.

No Messi in Argentina squad for Rio

2016-06-24 07:21

Argentina coach Gerardo Martino has named part of his squad for the Rio Olympics but superstar Lionel Messi was not included.

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