ARTICLES RELATING TO OLYMPICS 2016

Barbie has a new sister, and she's (almost literally) slaying in that hijab

2017-11-15 11:36

You can call her Ibtihaj Muhammad, a.k.a. Hijarbie.

Wayde van Niekerk voted 'South African of the Year'

2016-09-25 10:16

Olympic gold medallist Wayde van Niekerk was voted "South African of the Year" in a Twitter poll organised by Jan "Braai" Scannell to mark Heritage Day.

I want the superiority of one ethnic group to end, says Ethiopia's Lilesa

2016-09-14 21:00

Oromo marathon runner Feyisa Lilesa does not expect a hero’s welcome in Ethiopia, despite winning Silver at the Rio Olympics last month.

7 things only people who don’t watch the Olympics will understand

2016-08-17 13:29

When you aren’t into watching sports things can get really awkward every four years/all the time.

Faster, higher, stronger: science shows why triple jumpers may be the ultimate Olympians

2016-08-17 07:51

These athletes have the strength, speed and spring to jump over 18 metres.

Coach: In 2002 I met a wonderful, quiet boy named Wayde...

2016-08-15 13:53

Wayde van Niekerk’s former primary school athletics coach says he could see the potential in the future record-breaking Olympian back then already.

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.

Rio Olympics Day 5 - SA Team schedule

2016-08-09 07:39

A list of South Africans in competition at the Olympic Games on Tuesday, August 9.

WATCH: 3 worst injuries of 2016 Olympics thus far

2016-08-08 10:41

GRAPHIC VIDEOS: Broken bones and shattered dreams – athletes at the Rio Olympics 2016 have already suffered some gruesome injuries.

Rio Olympics Day 3 - Team SA schedule

2016-08-07 08:50

Team South Africa are involved in a number of events on Day 3 of the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

 

Eight Brazilians sentenced for plotting jihadist attack on Olympics

2017-05-05 08:11

Eight Brazilians convicted of plotting a jihadist attack on the Rio Olympics last year were sentenced to between five and 15 years in prison.

UFS celebrates its Olympians

2016-09-15 21:49

The University of the Free State has celebrated its golden boy Wayde van Niekerk and fellow Olympian Rynardt van Rensburg.

The race to claim Wayde's victory

2016-08-22 07:55

With all the racial debate surrounding Wayde Van Niekerk's win, nowhere did I see anyone asking the man himself how he felt representing the coloured community, writes Faatimah Hendricks.

Test your Olympic trivia skills!

2016-08-17 12:15

Challenge your family to see who knows the most about (arguably) the biggest sports event on earth!

#Colouredexcellence: what Wayde Van Niekerk’s gold medal means for us

2016-08-15 15:28

Wayde hasn’t just won this medal as a South African or as a Person Of Colour. He won it as a coloured man. Carmen Williams wants you to know why this is important.

As it happened: Rio Olympics - Day 11

2016-08-15 13:21

LIVE updates and interactive commentary from the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on Monday, August 15.

Success in Rio – a fine balancing act

2016-08-10 11:58

An athlete needs a good level of psychological skills and self-regulation to be able to deal with the pressure that a big stage such as the Olympic Games brings.

Tweeting grandma goes viral after Olympic victory

2016-08-08 16:42

The grandmother of British swimmer Adam Peaty has become a champion tweeter as she gushes with pride about the new world record holder's achievements

Olympic flame lighter had short notice after Pele withdrawl

2016-08-07 10:35

How's this for last-minute notice?

Cuisines of the world: fun recipes to celebrate the Olympic Games

2016-08-05 15:20

Here are our recipes inspired by the flavours and cusines of 6 Olympic participating countries - if only we could feature all 206!

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