Russian swim star denies taking bribe for backing Rio Olympic bid

2019-07-05 11:56

Russian swimming great Alexander Popov has reacted furiously to allegations he took a bribe in exchange for supporting Rio de Janeiro as host of the 2016 Olympics.

Graft and white elephants: Rio's Olympic legacy

2017-09-12 10:50

The Rio de Janeiro Olympics was a world class party, but a year later, there's no end in sight to the painful hangover gripping Latin America's biggest country.

Olympic white elephants? Rio's got a herd of them

2017-02-18 06:37

Rio's Olympic organisers promised no white elephants after the athletes went home. Unfortunately, six months later there's a herd charging through town.

Simone Biles soars to AP Female Athlete of the Year

2016-12-27 14:43

Gymnast Simone Biles has turned a golden run in Rio to AP Female Athlete of the Year.

Rio Olympic golf course eerily empty 3 months on

2016-11-25 21:30

Just three months after the Olympics ended, Rio's controversial golf course is eerily quiet with the squawks of birds far louder than the whack of balls.

WATCH: Chad le Clos stars in Omega Olympics campaign

2016-07-10 09:32

South African swimmer Chad le Clos appears in the official Olympic Games ad campaign for Omega. Watch it here.

Russia unlikely to compete in Rio

2015-12-30 10:48

European Athletics president Svein Arne Hansen does not expect Russia to return to international competition in time for next year's Olympic Games.

Federer, Hingis team up in Rio

2015-12-11 21:45

Roger Federer has confirmed he will team up with Martina Hingis for Switzerland in the mixed doubles at the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

Rio around 80% ready for Olympics

2015-12-09 20:03

Almost 80 per cent of venues in Rio de Janeiro have been completed for next August's Summer Games.


Schoeman responds to Rio failed doping test allegation

2018-01-24 14:26

SA Rio 2016 triathlon bronze medal winner Henri Schoeman has issued a statement following accusations he failed a doping test in the lead-up to the Games.

Scores of defective Rio medals fall apart

2017-05-20 10:31

Scores of cherished medals awarded at the Rio Olympics are falling to pieces and will be replaced, red-faced 2016 Games organisers said.

SASCOC ready to duel with SA fencer

2017-01-31 11:01

SASCOC president Gideon Sam is ready to go to court to battle young fencer Juliana Barrett, who is suing the organisation.

Major honour for SA Olympic coach

2016-12-02 15:02

South Africa’s two-time Olympic rowing coach, Roger Barrow, has been named 2016 World Rowing Coach of the Year.

Mbalula congratulates Van Niekerk on Rio award

2016-11-16 15:20

Fikile Mbalula has congratulated Wayde van Niekerk for receiving the Association of National Olympic Committees award for Best Male Athlete of the Rio Olympics.

Bolt drops 2020 hint, targets new 200m record

2016-01-25 21:13

Usain Bolt says he has considered the possibility of extending his sprinting career to the 2020 Olympics.

Retired Pennetta hints at Rio return

2015-12-15 18:24

US Open champion Flavia Pennetta could delay retirement from tennis by playing at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Refugees dream of Rio Olympics

2015-12-09 20:17

Three athletes who have fled their home countries have been given hope of participating at the Olympic Games in Rio.

Federer, Hingis to form Olympic 'Dream Team'

2015-12-06 17:00

Roger Federer is expected to play mixed doubles with Martina Hingis at the 2016 Olympic games in Rio.

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