London basks in Olypic glory despite doping case

London basks in Olypic glory despite doping case

The London Olympics lost its first medallist to a doping scandal on Monday as Belarus shot-putter Nadezhda Ostapchuk was stripped of gold a day after the Games closed in a blaze of music and colour. Thousands of athletes began a mass exodus from London and turned their thoughts to Rio de Janeiro in 2016, as […]

Bolt sets Olympic Twitter record

Bolt sets Olympic Twitter record

Jamaican sprinting sensation Usain Bolt has another Olympic achievement to add to his three gold medals at this summer’s games – he was also the most tweeted about athlete, according to figures released by Twitter. Overall, the 2012 Olympics generated more than 150 million tweets during the course of the games, with Bolt’s victory in […]

Olympics ends with singalong party

Olympics ends with singalong party

The London 2012 Games bade farewell Sunday with a giant singalong party, bringing the curtain down in spectacular style on an Olympics that has radiated the feelgood factor throughout. The closing ceremony, entitled “A Symphony of British Music”, was a celebration of Britain’s pop prowess, with Queen, Take That and the Spice Girls getting the […]

Semenya wins silver for South Africa

Semenya wins silver for South Africa

Caster Semenya bagged South Africa’s sixth medal at the London Olympic Games, when she finished second in the women’s 800m final this evening. Semenya, the 2009 world champion, crossed the line in one minute, 57.23 seconds, a seaon’s best. The race was won by Mariyah Savinova of Russia in one minute 56,19 seconds. Ekaterine Poistogova […]

SA Olympic schedule for today (Friday, 10th August)

SA Olympic schedule for today (Friday, 10th August)

Schedule of South African athletes and teams competing in the London Olympic Games on Friday (SA times). Tiffany Kruger: Canoe sprint, K1 200m single women, heat 3, 11.12am Troyden Prinsloo: Aquatics, 10km men’s marathon, 13:00 Oscar Pistorius, LJ van Zyl, Shaun de Jager, Willem De Beer: Athletics, 4x400m Relay final, 22:20 Athletes who will compete […]

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