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Five key moments in Brazil impeachment battle

2016-08-24 13:30

Brazil's suspended president Dilma Rousseff is set for trial before the Senate, the final act in an impeachment drama that looks set to end 13 years of leftist rule.

Let's rally behind Caster - Govt

2016-08-20 14:10

Government has encouraged South Africans to rally behind Caster Semenya before her attempt to bring home a gold medal in the finals of the 800m at the Olympics.

Usain Bolt vs. flame: World's fastest man to race against fire!

2016-08-16 09:15

World record-holder Usain Bolt has risen to numerous challenges on the track. Now the world's fastest athlete will face a unique test of his speed - a race against fire!

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This fantastic Ayrton Senna clip will inspire you

Ayrton Senna's emotional victory at the 1991 Brazilian GP is the inspiration behind this 'good luck' message created for athletes competing at the 2016 Olympics Games held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Olympic officer shot in head after wrong turn into slum

2016-08-11 21:13

A police officer is recovering after he and two others sent to Rio de Janeiro for the Olympics were shot at after getting lost near a slum.

Poor Brazilian kids get taste of their own Olympics

2016-08-10 20:40

Crowned by wreaths, faces filled with emotion, the athletes mount the podium to the strains of the Brazilian national anthem and receive their medals.

Fencer makes US history, wears hijab in Olympics

2016-08-08 22:21

American Ibtihaj Muhammad looked like all the other fencers when she stepped on the piste to face the crowd, save for the nondescript black scarf covering her head.

Rio Olympics cardinal rule: Don’t swallow the water

2016-08-07 11:52

There has been a contradictory mission for rowers competing in this year's Summer Olympics. Get into your boat, work your hardest, but try to avoid the water. And definitely don't swallow it.

Bullet fired at equestrian centre at Rio Olympics

2016-08-06 21:00

A bullet has been fired at a press conference room at the equestrian centre at the Rio Olympics, landing inside the building, a New Zealand Olympic Committee spokesperson says.

Ecclestone's former pilot arrested for kidnapping

2016-08-05 12:53

Brazilian police arrested the alleged mastermind behind the kidnapping of Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone's mother-in-law.

 

Olympics protest runner not going back to Ethiopia - agent

2016-08-23 22:27

Olympic marathon silver medallist Feyisa Lilesa will not return to Ethiopia despite assurances he would not be punished for his Rio protest over political repression in his country, his agent says.

Brazil's Rousseff ahead of trial: 'I'm innocent'

2016-08-17 07:52

Brazil's suspended president Dilma Rousseff admitted she had made mistakes, but said she had done nothing worthy of impeachment in an address just over a week before she goes on trial.

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WATCH: USA fans weigh in on Phelps vs Le Clos 'rivalry'

Sport24's Lloyd Burnard interviewed USA swimming fans on Saturday ahead of the 4x100 medley relay, which saw Michael Phelps claim his 23rd Olympic gold medal. Watch.

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Italian Olympic star takes stand against terrorism

2016-08-12 07:59

Italian star fencer medal winner Elisa de Francisca made an emotional call for a stand against terrorism and wore the European flag in tribute to the victims of the Paris and Brussels attacks as she collected her silver.

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WATCH: Blitzboks skipper thanks SA fans after qualifying for Rio semis

SA Sevens captain Kyle Brown stayed behind after the team's 22-5 quarter-final win over Australia at the Rio 2016 Olympics Sevens, to thank the South African fans for coming out and showing their support. Watch.

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WATCH: Video of Boks taking on Olympic codes goes viral

The Springboks have sent a special message to South Africa's Olympians in Rio. The comical video has been gaining a lot of traction on social media. Watch.

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WATCH: Vd Burgh takes silver in Rio, Peaty breaks record

Cameron van der Burgh won South Africa's first medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics on Sunday night. Watch.

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Brazilian pride soars after first medal

2016-08-07 08:52

With the host's first medalist on Saturday and festivities all over Rio, Brazil is living its catharsis after a splendid opening show.

Two shot dead at Rio Olympic sites

2016-08-06 19:46

Police have shot dead a mugger near the stadium where the Rio Olympics opening ceremony took place and a woman was killed close to another Olympic site.

Brazil gives the nod to Rousseff's removal

2016-08-04 18:57

A Brazilian Senate committee is to recommend the full upper house remove suspended president Dilma Rousseff from office in an impeachment trial.

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