ARTICLES RELATING TO RIO 2016 OLYMPICS

Ethiopian marathoner remains in US on visa after protest

2016-09-14 06:15

Ethopian marathoner Feysia Lilesa is living in the United States, fearful of returning home, after making an anti-government gesture as he finished the marathon at the Rio Games.

South Sudan Olympian reunites with mom after 11 years as a refugee

2016-08-31 19:02

A South Sudanese Olympian who took part in the Rio 2016 Olympics as a member of the Refugee Olympic team was reconnected with his mother, 11 years after being separated from his family, the UN says.

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Rio hosted a great Olympics, despite bad press - Vd Burgh

Silver medallist Cameron Van Der Burgh speaks to News24 about the Rio experience - as a host city and the impression Team South Africa made. Watch.

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We do not own the athletes - SASCOC president

SASCOC president Gideon Sam insists it's the federations who decide which events South Africa's Olympians compete in at the Olympics. Watch.

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Caster Semenya debate: 'It's SA vs the rest of the world'

Sport24 editor Garrin Lambley and chief writer Rob Houwing weigh in on the controversy surrounding Caster Semenya, after the South African claimed the gold medal in the women's 800m at the Rio Olympics. Watch.

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'Here is OUR medal. WE made it!' - Semenya

2016-08-21 11:50

Just hours after grabbing first place in the women’s 800m final, Caster Semenya took to social media to thank God and all her supporters.

Let's rally behind Caster - Govt

2016-08-20 14:10

Government has encouraged South Africans to rally behind Caster Semenya before her attempt to bring home a gold medal in the finals of the 800m at the Olympics.

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Malema to Caster: 'Make your enemies eat humble pie'

With the potential media storm brewing around South African 800m star Caster Semenya and her participation at the Rio Olympics, EFF leader Julius Malema reached out to her and offered his support. Watch.

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WATCH: Grateful I can tick world record off my list - Van Niekerk

Watch Wayde van Niekerk reflect on Sunday's gold-medal record-breaking 400m dash.

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#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.

 

PHOTOS: Ivory Coast president rewards Olympic medalists with houses

2016-09-06 15:40

Ivory Coast President Alassane Quattara has rewarded the country's two medalists at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games with houses after their sporting excellence captured a gold and bronze medal at the sporting showpiece.

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Sport24's Lloyd Burnard describes his experience in Rio

Sport24's Lloyd Burnard recently returned from Rio de Janeiro after covering the 2016 Summer Olympics. Lloyd joins us in studio to reflect on his experience, and gives us an insider's perspective on what it was like following South Africa's Olympians. Watch.

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EXCLUSIVE: Cameron Van Der Burgh has sights on Tokyo

News24 sat down with SA swimmer Cameron Van Der Burgh on his return from the Rio Olympics, after he claimed the sliver medal in the 100m breaststroke. Watch.

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You inspire a generation...people of substance - Mbalula to Olympians

Sport and Recreation Minister Fikile Mbalula addressed the crowd at OR Thambo International airport that came out to welcome South Africa's Olympians and medal winners on their return from Rio. Watch.

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Team South Africa review: 'More expected from swimmers'

Sport24 editor Garrin Lambley and chief writer Rob Houwing join us in studio to reflect on Team South Africa's performances at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Watch.

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Caster has made SA very proud - govt

2016-08-21 10:29

The government has congratulated Caster Semenya for breezing through the women’s 800m final and securing an Olympic gold medal.

O’Sullivan: The knock-on effect – Running like Wayde van Niekerk

2016-08-19 10:58

Fully aware that one sportsperson's success can impact others, Allister Coetzee was quick to seize on Wayde van Niekerk heroics as a powerful motivating force for his team.

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WATCH: Luvo Manyonga - from tik addict to silver medallist

The streets of Mbekweni were alive on Monday as locals celebrated the pride of the Paarl community - Luvo Manyonga - carrying posters expressing their joy for Luvo's achievement. News24 spoke to Luvo's mother and coach. Watch.

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Team SA on track for 10-medal target?

Following Wayde van Niekerk's gold-medal feat in the 400m on Sunday, Sport24 reviews the other six medals bagged by Team South Africa and predicts where the other three might come from - to hit SASCOC's given target of 10 medals at the Rio Olympics. Watch.

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Blitzboks' bronze: 'Senatla was missed'

Sport24 give a post tournament analysis of the Rio Olympics Sevens, where South Africa claimed the bronze medal after beating Japan in the third place play-off. Watch.

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