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As it happened: Team SA Olympians arrive home

2016-08-23 08:00

Live updates on Team South Africa's arrival at OR Tambo International airport following their return from the Rio Olympic Games.

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Last Updated at 19:18
23 Aug 09:13

AND HERE THEY ARE!


23 Aug 09:09

NO BIGGER COMPLIMENT... ?


23 Aug 09:07

SORRY FOR YOU IF YOU DRIVE A TOYOTA YARIS!


23 Aug 09:07

NOT FORGETTING THE PARALYMPIANS...


23 Aug 09:05

MORE MONEY FOR EVERYONE!


23 Aug 09:04

MORE CASH FOR WAYDE!


23 Aug 09:03

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23 Aug 08:59

SOMEBODY TWEETING ON BEHALF OF FIKILIE...


23 Aug 08:58

FIKILE TAKES CENTRE STAGE


23 Aug 08:57

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23 Aug 08:56

HIGH HOPES FOR AKANI SIMBINE

Fikile Mbalula makes mention of Akani Simbine who finished fifth in the men's 100m final, saying "next time he'll be a winner".

Perhaps not out the question with Usain Bolt retiring and Justin Gatlin likely to do the same


23 Aug 08:55

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23 Aug 08:53

BUNCH OF WINNERS!

Fikile Mbalula takes the microphone.

Opens with "I'd like to congratulate this bunch of winners".

Team SA only 'rise and rise'


23 Aug 08:52

NEWS24 VIDEO WITH THE BEST VIDEO OF TEAM SA'S ARRIVAL...


23 Aug 08:49

GIDEON SAM DELIVERS ON PROMISE


23 Aug 08:47

AND IN OTHER NEWS...

British Airways fly Team Great Britain home...


23 Aug 08:45

TOP SHOT, HENRI

In case you're forgotten, Henri Schoeman won bronze in the men's triathlon in Rio


23 Aug 08:43

FIKILE TWEETS!


23 Aug 08:42

TOP SHOT, CAMERON


23 Aug 08:42

HERE, HERE!


23 Aug 08:41

NO WAYDE, NO SUNETTE

The fans will be disappointed that Wayde van Niekerk and Sunette Viljoen have gone straight to the Diamond League event in Lausanne on Thursday


23 Aug 08:40

23 Aug 08:37

FIKILE THANKED

Minister of Sport and Recreation Fikile Mbalula gets a mention - as does his deputy Gert Oosthuizen


23 Aug 08:36

BLITZBOKS PARADE

The SA Sevens team who won bronze parade in front of those assmebled on the platform


23 Aug 08:33

MEANWHILE AWAY FROM OR TAMBO...


23 Aug 08:32

NATIONAL ANTHEM BEING PLAYED


23 Aug 08:32

23 Aug 08:30

CASTER IS HERE!


23 Aug 08:29

FANS WAIT ANXIOUSLY FOR TEAM SA'S ARRIVAL


23 Aug 08:23

IF YOU ARE THERE...

Remember to send us YOUR pictures if you are at OR Tambo.

Send them to mysport@sport24.co.za


23 Aug 08:23

KASS NAIDOO IS IMPRESSED...


23 Aug 08:22

FANS IN FULL VOICE

Willingly to bet Team SA will be overwhelmed by the reception awaiting them


23 Aug 08:21

SCHOOL KIDS IN FULL VOICE

Solid Foundations primary school grade 6's and 7's here to welcome home their heroes


23 Aug 08:20

SILVER MEDALLISTS IN THE HOUSE!

Chad le Clos won two silver medals in Rio, in the 200m freestyle and 100m butterfly

Luvo Manyonga took silver in the long jump


23 Aug 08:19

ANY BETS?

On who will emerge first?

My money's on Caster Semenya...


23 Aug 08:18

DEPARTMENT OF SPORT AND RECREATION HAPPY

Happy with the turn-out at OR Tambo it appears...


23 Aug 08:16

WHERE FOR ART THOU, AIRPLANE?

No suggestion that SAA are to blame for the delay in arrival...


23 Aug 08:15

AND STILL WE WAIT...


23 Aug 08:15

STILL WAITING...

Flags, banners, whistles and vuvuzelas out in full force


23 Aug 08:14

MESSAGE OF CONGRATULATIONS FOR CASTER


23 Aug 08:13

WELL DONE TEAM SA, WELL DONE INDEED!


23 Aug 08:12

CROWD WAITS PATIENTLY


23 Aug 08:12

MORE FANS EAGERLY AWAITING TEAM SA'S ARRIVAL


23 Aug 08:10

WOULD BE GREAT TO SEE


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