London 2012 organisers have promised an emotional celebration to bid farewell as the curtain falls on the Olympics and Paralympics.
The Paralympics flag has been raised at 10 Downing Street with British Prime Minister David Cameron wishing the home team luck.
Chad le Clos may have won gold in London, but will have to settle for second place in a survey of "swoonworthy" Olympians.
Olympic marathon champion Stephen Kiprotich from Uganda has received $80 000, while his parents have been promised a house.
South African Olympic gold medallist Chad le Clos says he's overwhelmed by the show of public support he's received.
A matric pupil who asked Olympic gold medallist Chad le Clos to be her date at her matric dance was flabbergasted when he agreed.
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SA's 62-member Paralympic team will assemble in Johannesburg ahead of their departure for the London Games.
Thousands of Olympians have returned to their homelands after the end of the Olympics - but more than a dozen Africans have not.
South African swimming legend, Karen Muir, who smashed several world swimming records in 1965, has end stage breast cancer.
President of Sascoc Gideon Sam congratulated all SA's Olympic athletes on a job well done and encouraged them to start planning for the 2016 games in Rio at a gala dinner held in Cape Town.
Rugby Sevens will take centre stage at the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games.
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Canoeing world champion Hank McGregor says kayaker Bridgitte Hartley's bronze medal at the Olympics was arguably SA's best.
The London Olympics may be over, but it's not too late to take home a national flag from the athletes' parade or a used javelin.
Now that his work in London is done, swimming superstar Michael Phelps has gone public with his girlfriend.
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela and Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula have received the first of SA's Olympic athletes as they arrived home.
A large crowd has gathered to welcome SA's Olympic heroes, cheering as they arrived at OR Tambo International Airport.
Melbourne's mayor says the Australian city is ready to host another Olympics and should target a possible 2024 or 2028 games bid.
Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula has dismissed talk that silver medallist Caster Semenya held back on gold to avoid further controversy.
SA's performance at the Olympic Games was the best since the end of apartheid, Sascoc chief executive Tubby Reddy has said.
The BBC says its live television coverage of the Olympic closing ceremony peaked at 26.3 million viewers.
Caster Semenya has hit back at criticism of the tactics which resulted in her winning a silver medal in the women's 800m race.
South Africa's Olympic campaign has been dope-free so far, Team SA chief medical officer Kevin Subban has said.
The government says it is proud of the South African Olympic team, which has arrived back home, spokesperson Jimmy Manyi says.
The Olympic flag has touched down on Brazilian soil, marking the start of four years of preparations ahead of the 2016 games.
Despite falling away in the second half of the Olympic Marathon, Stephen Mokoka says he has no regrets about his tactics.
SA's Olympic medallists left OR Tambo for a whirl of engagements, but not before receiving cheques for their achievements.
NBC's TV coverage of the Olympics was the most-watched television event in US history, attracting some 219.4 million viewers.
South Africa's Olympic team has restored the nation's pride, Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula has said at its arrival home from London.
The SA women's hockey side have risen to 10th in the world rankings following the completion of the 2012 London Olympics.
South Africa's Olympic Games team have returned home to a heroes welcome at OR Tambo Airport in Johannesburg.
Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula says the London Olympics have been South Africa's best ever performance at the Games.
SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee president Gideon Sam believes the country left a few medals behind at the Olympics.
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