Did you know?

Mother City loses out to Athens

2016-08-11 12:04

DID YOU KNOW ... Cape Town bid for the 2004 Olympic Games that eventually were awarded to Athens in Greece.

Cape Town were knocked out in the penultimate round of voting (by Athens and Rome) having seen off the challenge from Stockholm and Beunos Aires.

While one remains confident the Games will be held on the African continent, in the mean time South Africans will have to be content with Durban hosting the Commonwealth Games in 2022.


What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Caster Semenya has been nominated for the 2018 Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year award. Which of the nominees deserves the award most?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.