Popov, Bubka deny taking bribes for backing Rio bid

2019-07-05 17:34

Russian great Alexander Popov and Ukrainian pole vault legend Sergey Bubka, both IOC members, reacted furiously to claims they took bribes.

'Tannie Ans' nominated for Coach of the Year award

2016-10-31 09:30

Ans Botha, Wayde van Niekerk's 74-year-old coach, has been nominated for the Coach of the Year award at the SA Sports Awards.

Parliament unhappy with SASCOC’s Rio attire

2016-10-17 16:32

The South African sport committee was not happy with SASCOC’s choice of attire at the recent Rio Olympic Games.

US trade deficit widens as Olympics drive imports higher

2016-10-05 16:00

The US trade deficit unexpectedly widened,, as higher imports of capital goods and record purchases of services from abroad overshadowed a gain in exports.

Phelps warned Lochte before Rio incident

2016-09-27 21:29

Two days before Ryan Lochte's drunken antics in Rio, Michael Phelps warned him about "not doing anything bad".

US athletes in Rio had medical exemptions

2016-09-20 06:56

Fifteen of the 558 athletes in the U.S. delegation at the Rio Olympics, or 2.7 percent, had therapeutic-use exemptions.

Viljoen still waiting on SASCOC bonus

2016-09-12 17:22

It seems as if the ongoing public spat between Olympic star Sunette Viljoen and Minister of Sport and Recreation Fikile Mbalula is continuing.

Lochte's 10-month ban confirmed

2016-09-08 17:43

Swimmer Ryan Lochte has been hit with a 10-month suspension following his bogus gunpoint robbery story at the Rio Olympics.

The day a parliamentarian decided to save a sports star

2016-09-04 08:39

When sports portfolio committee chairperson Beauty Dlulane first heard that long jumper Luvo Manyonga was sitting at home doing nothing, she got into her car and drove to Mbekweni outside Paarl.

Pressure mounts on Kenyan Olympic chief to resign

2016-09-01 16:52

Kenya's Olympic chief Kipchoge Keino is under pressure to resign after four of his deputies were accused of mismanagement.


SA rowing coach chooses SA over Australia

2017-01-20 11:58

National rowing coach Roger Barrow has shown his patriotic side by turning down an offer to head up the Australian men and women’s rowing programme.

GALLERY: Capetonians welcome Rio heroes

2016-10-18 10:09

Hundreds of fans took to the streets of Cape Town to watch South Africa's Olympic and Paralympic teams parade through the city.

Boxing KOs all Rio officials after controversies

2016-10-06 14:25

All 36 referees and judges used at the Rio Olympic boxing have been removed as the sport's amateur governing body investigates the officiating.

Obama celebrates US Olympians

2016-09-30 11:48

US President Barack Obama welcomed relatives of Jesse Owens and 17 other black Americans who competed at the 1936 Olympics to the White House.

Hacked WADA not in crisis, says chief

2016-09-21 19:15

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is "not in a critical situation," its boss said on Wednesday.

Senatla relieved Hougaard got his medal

2016-09-15 18:29

Seabelo Senatla looks back on his Rio 2016 bronze medal ordeal with fond memories now that Francois Hougaard has one too.

Record earnings for Wayde

2016-09-11 05:39

Wayde van Niekerk’s exploits prove how talent and hard work can pay handsomely

Lochte loving life after Rio debacle

2016-09-05 12:14

Disgraced US swimmer Ryan Lochte is not letting the events of the Rio Olympics get him down.

No Zika cases detected among Olympics participants

2016-09-02 21:58

No Zika cases have so far been detected among athletes, spectators or other participants in last month's Olympic Games in Brazil.

Mbalula: More money needed for Olympic success

2016-09-01 08:50

Sports minister Fikile Mbalula says SA will chase more medals at future Olympics, but has asked for a larger budget to achieve the goal.

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