Cold comfort: Tokyo 2020 tests fake snow to beat the heat

2019-09-13 08:18

Tokyo 2020 organisers blasted volunteers with fake snow on Friday as they trial ever more extreme ways to beat the heat ahead of the Games.

Coca-Cola, Mengniu sign Olympic sponsorship deal

2019-06-24 11:22

Coca-Cola and Chinese dairy firm Mengniu have signed a deal to become joint sponsors of the Olympic Games from 2021 to 2032.

IOC disqualifies a 2012 Olympic bronze medallist for doping

2019-03-29 13:31

The IOC says it has disqualified three athletes, including a bronze medallist weightlifter from Azerbaijan, for doping at the 2012 London Olympics

Extreme weather 'major' issue for Tokyo 2020

2018-11-29 10:27

The possibility of extreme heat and typhoons in Tokyo is a "major issue" for the 2020 Olympics, a top official said, admitting there would be a knock-on effect on the budget.

IOC lifts doping ban on Russia - Moscow official

2018-02-28 17:20

The International Olympic Committee has lifted a doping ban against Russia, restoring the country's rights in full, Russian officials said.

Confirmed: Paris get 2024 Games, LA to host in 2028

2017-09-14 05:53

The Olympic cauldron blazing above the Coliseum gave it away: Los Angeles will host a third Olympics - in 2028.

SABC, SuperSport given Olympic TV rights until 2024

2017-07-11 12:49

The IOC has awarded the Olympic Games broadcasting rights for SA to the SABC and SuperSport for the next two Summer and Winter Olympic Games'.

Fredericks turns himself over to IOC ethics commission

2017-03-03 19:38

Former Olympic sprinter Frankie Fredericks has turned himself over to the IOC ethics commission.

Semenya to be retrospectively awarded gold

2017-02-12 08:40

The decision by the Court of Arbitration for Sport to ban Russia’s Mariya Savinova-Farnosova means Caster Semenya is in line to become SA’s greatest athlete.

Oldest living Olympian dies at 104

2016-10-22 20:45

Simone Schaller, an American hurdler who competed at the 1932 and 1936 Games - and who was believed to be the oldest living Olympian - has died.


India threatens Commonwealth Games boycott

2019-07-28 17:38

The Commonwealth Games Federation pledged to hold talks with India after its Olympic body threatened a boycott of the 2022 event in Birmingham.

6 Kazakhstan athletes fail to return Olympic medals

2019-04-26 15:19

Kazakhstan says six of its athletes have failed to return their Olympic medals after being stripped of the honours for doping.

Boxing on the ropes as IOC weighs Olympic future

2018-11-30 08:35

Boxing is fighting for its Olympic future as top officials decide whether to punish the sport's governing body, which is on the ropes over finances, judging and its controversial leader.

Tony Hawk: Skateboarding gives Olympics 'cool factor'

2018-09-27 10:59

Skateboarding legend Tony Hawk has praised the decision to include the sport at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Williams will come back for more victories

2017-11-05 06:00

Despite health concerns, Venus Williams is hungry for more Olympic gold after performing at the highest level for more than two decades.

LA agrees to host 2028 Games, Paris set for 2024

2017-08-01 10:47

Los Angeles has announced its intent to host the 2028 Olympics, paving the way for Paris to host in 2024 in a deal hailed as a win-win-win for both cities.

Paris, LA both poised to win race to host Games

2017-07-11 10:48

The International Olympic Committee is poised to hand the 2024 and 2028 Olympic Games to Paris and Los Angeles in a landmark double hosting deal.

Budapest bid chief slams Olympics withdrawal

2017-02-23 18:38

The chief of Budapest's Olympics bid committee has deplored the capital's withdrawal from the race to host the 2024 Games.

Trump backs LA bid for 2024 Olympics

2016-11-25 11:26

US President-elect Donald Trump has offered his support to Los Angeles's bid to host the 2024 Olympics.

Coe backs Brisbane bid for 2028 Olympics

2016-10-22 08:48

IAAF president Lord Sebastian Coe has described a potential Brisbane bid to host the 2028 Olympics as "a very attractive proposition."

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