London promises big finish

2013-07-26 14:27

London 2012 organisers have promised an emotional celebration to bid farewell as the curtain falls on the Olympics and Paralympics.


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Paralympics flag raised

2012-08-20 17:19

The Paralympics flag has been raised at 10 Downing Street with British Prime Minister David Cameron wishing the home team luck.

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Chad 'swoonworthy' Olympian

2012-08-16 14:43

Chad le Clos may have won gold in London, but will have to settle for second place in a survey of "swoonworthy" Olympians.

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Kiprotich gets $80 000 for gold

2012-08-15 18:20

Olympic marathon champion Stephen Kiprotich from Uganda has received $80 000, while his parents have been promised a house.

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Chad 'overwhelmed' by support

2012-08-23 09:00

South African Olympic gold medallist Chad le Clos says he's overwhelmed by the show of public support he's received.

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Le Clos agrees to matric date

2012-08-16 09:03

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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No lighthouse for SA winners?

2012-08-15 12:24

SA's London Olympics gold medallists had to "settle" for R400 000, but that doesn't quite match up to Trinidad & Tobago's offering...

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SA prepares for Paralympics

2012-08-17 18:28

SA's 62-member Paralympic team will assemble in Johannesburg ahead of their departure for the London Games.

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African Olympians still AWOL

2012-08-15 20:00

Thousands of Olympians have returned to their homelands after the end of the Olympics - but more than a dozen Africans have not.

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SA swim legend has cancer

2012-08-15 10:02

South African swimming legend, Karen Muir, who smashed several world swimming records in 1965, has end stage breast cancer.

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SA's Olympic athletes honoured

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.

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Hartley's bronze SA's best?

2012-08-14 17:24

Canoeing world champion Hank McGregor says kayaker Bridgitte Hartley's bronze medal at the Olympics was arguably SA's best.

General News

Games memorabilia for sale

2016-05-24 04:30

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.

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Phelps: 22 medals + 1 WAG

2012-08-14 13:04

Now that his work in London is done, swimming superstar Michael Phelps has gone public with his girlfriend.

General News

Winnie, Mbalula welcome Team SA

2012-08-14 10:54

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela and Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula have received the first of SA's Olympic athletes as they arrived home.

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Airport abuzz as Team SA lands

2012-08-14 09:40

A large crowd has gathered to welcome SA's Olympic heroes, cheering as they arrived at OR Tambo International Airport.

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Aussies want another Olympics

2012-08-14 09:14

Melbourne's mayor says the Australian city is ready to host another Olympics and should target a possible 2024 or 2028 games bid.

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Don't castigate Caster: Mbalula

2012-08-13 17:52

Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula has dismissed talk that silver medallist Caster Semenya held back on gold to avoid further controversy.

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Sascoc happy with Team SA

2012-08-14 14:23

SA's performance at the Olympic Games was the best since the end of apartheid, Sascoc chief executive Tubby Reddy has said.

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Closing ceremony draws 26.3m

2016-05-24 06:00

The BBC says its live television coverage of the Olympic closing ceremony peaked at 26.3 million viewers.

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Semenya hits back at critics

2012-08-14 11:58

Caster Semenya has hit back at criticism of the tactics which resulted in her winning a silver medal in the women's 800m race.

General News

SA Olympians drug-free

2012-08-14 10:48

South Africa's Olympic campaign has been dope-free so far, Team SA chief medical officer Kevin Subban has said.

General News

Govt proud of Team SA

2012-08-14 09:41

The government says it is proud of the South African Olympic team, which has arrived back home, spokesperson Jimmy Manyi says.

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Olympic flag arrives in Rio

2012-08-14 09:14

The Olympic flag has touched down on Brazilian soil, marking the start of four years of preparations ahead of the 2016 games.

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No Olympic regrets for Mokoka

2012-08-13 19:53

Despite falling away in the second half of the Olympic Marathon, Stephen Mokoka says he has no regrets about his tactics.

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SA medal winners cash in

2012-08-14 13:04

SA's Olympic medallists left OR Tambo for a whirl of engagements, but not before receiving cheques for their achievements.

General News

Olympics smash US TV records

2016-05-24 02:00

NBC's TV coverage of the Olympics was the most-watched television event in US history, attracting some 219.4 million viewers.

Olympics 2012

Olympians 'restored' SA pride

2012-08-14 11:58

South Africa's Olympic team has restored the nation's pride, Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula has said at its arrival home from London.

Olympics 2012

SA jump in hockey rankings

2012-08-14 10:40

The SA women's hockey side have risen to 10th in the world rankings following the completion of the 2012 London Olympics.

General News

Team SA arrive home

2012-08-14 09:14

South Africa's Olympic Games team have returned home to a heroes welcome at OR Tambo Airport in Johannesburg.

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Mbalula: SA's best ever Games

2012-08-13 20:57

Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula says the London Olympics have been South Africa's best ever performance at the Games.

Olympics 2012

SA left medals behind - Sam

2012-08-13 15:30

SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee president Gideon Sam believes the country left a few medals behind at the Olympics.


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