As it happened: Team SA Olympians arrive home
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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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 08:59
SOMEBODY TWEETING ON BEHALF OF FIKILIE...
23 Aug 08:58
FIKILE TAKES CENTRE STAGE
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 08:53
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 08:41
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 08:37
Minister of Sport and Recreation Fikile Mbalula gets a mention - as does his deputy Gert Oosthuizen
23 Aug 08:36
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 08:29
FANS WAIT ANXIOUSLY FOR TEAM SA'S ARRIVAL
23 Aug 08:23
IF YOU ARE THERE...
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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
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
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
MORE FANS EAGERLY AWAITING TEAM SA'S ARRIVAL