ARTICLES RELATING TO RIO 2016 OLYMPICS

Bloem goes berserk for Wayde van Niekerk's return

2016-09-09 11:59

Sprinter Wayde van Niekerk’s arrival in Bloemfontein is causing huge excitement in the city and at Grey College. See pics and video.

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What the latest WADA report says about doping trends in SA

The SA Institute for Drug-Free Sport CEO, Khalid Galant, joined us in studio to discuss findings from the latest World Anti-Doping Agency report where 1854 samples were taken. We find out who the biggest offenders were, and the 'doping trends'. Watch.

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WATCH: Team SA - who is likely to win medals in Rio?

With just over two weeks to go before the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, these are the South African athletes that are being touted as sure-bet medal winners. Watch.

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Blitzbokke one of SA's better medal prospects at Rio - S24

The SA Sevens team finished the 2015/16 season in second place on the World Sevens Series standings, after a narrow defeat in the London Sevens Cup final. Sport24 reflects on the season, and sizes up the Blitzbokke's next big task - the Rio Olympics. Watch.

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WHO: Don't go to Rio if pregnant

2016-05-12 21:03

The World Health Organization on Thursday urged pregnant women not to travel to Rio for the Olympics.

SA to face Brazil in Rio opener

2016-04-14 16:47

Brazil will face South Africa in the opening game of the men's Olympic soccer tournament in August.

Rikhotso eyes Olympic medal

2016-04-01 19:15

SA under-23 defender Tshepo Rikhotso believes the national team stands a good chance of winning a medal at the Rio Olympic Games.

No headgear for male boxers in Rio

2016-03-02 21:14

Male boxers will compete without headguards in the 2016 Rio Olympics after the IOC endorsed the decision of the sport's amateur governing body.

 
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WATCH: Russia ban lifted and Olympic Village mess

Sport24 editor Garrin Lambley explains the process Russian athletes have to go through in order to participate at the Rio Olympics, now that the IOC has decided not to issue a blanket ban for doping. Watch.

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WATCH: Are our Rio 2016 athletes drug free?

Khalid Galant, the CEO for the South African Institute for Drug-free Sport joined us in studio to discuss the latest WADA report on samples taken from South African athletes. In this video we discuss the Rio Olympics and how to ensure they're drug free. Watch.

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Boxing to to decide on pros at Rio

2016-05-31 17:10

Boxing's governing body will decide on Wednesday whether to let professional fighters into the Olympic ring from the Rio Games.

Russia 'sorry' over doping scandal - Mutko

2016-05-15 13:58

Russian sports minister Vitaly Mutko apologised for the doping scandal that threatens the athletic superpower's participation in Rio.

Syrian swimmer to carry Olympic flame

2016-04-25 20:17

In 2004, Ibrahim Al-Hussein was glued to his TV set for the 2004 Athens Olympics. Now he will carry the Olympic flame as it passes through Greece.

Sharapova in Russian Olympic plans

2016-04-12 18:45

Russia says Maria Sharapova is still in its plans for the Olympic tennis tournament in August.

Klitschko hopes to box for Olympic gold in Rio

2016-03-23 19:21

Former world heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko hopes to box for a second Olympic gold in Rio.

'Disgusted' Sydney medallist calls for Rio boycott

2016-02-23 19:20

Germany sailor Heiko Kroeger is horrified by the 'disgusting' water quality in Rio and has called for a boycott of Olympic sailing events.

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