Olympic medals

South Africa’s medals at Rio 2016

South Africa put on a stellar performance during the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, in Brazil. The country racked up a tally...

Kenyan running shoe company inspired by country’s Olympic spirit

  — Enda (@EndaSportswear) June 30, 2016 Kenyan entrepreneur Navalayo Osembo, together with American investor Weldon Kennedy, have created Kenya's first running shoe company. Enda, which...

Canoe sprint bronze for South Africa

Bridgitte Hartley captured South Africa's fifth medal of the London Games - and first ever Olympic medal for sprint canoeing - when she finished third in the women's K1 500 metres at Eton Dornay on Thursday morning.

Le Clos stuns Phelps, wins Olympic gold

South Africa's Chad le Clos stunned 200 metres butterfly king Michael Phelps in London on Tuesday night, snatching gold to end the American legend's attempt to win a third successive Olympic title in his signature event.

South Africa at the Olympics, Part 3

How much do you know about South Africa's history at the Olympics? Brad Morgan brings you the records and the trivia in the third of three articles covering the 18 Olympic Games the country has competed in.

South Africa at the Olympics, Part 1

How much do you know about South Africa's history at the Olympics? When was the country's best performance? Who are SA's top Olympians? Brad Morgan brings you the records and the trivia in the first of three articles covering the 18 Olympic Games the country has competed in.

SA’s first rowing Olympic medal

While Donovan Cech and Ramon Di Clemente won South Africa's first rowing Olympic medal on the weekend, taking third in the 2 000m pairs, swimmer Roland Schoeman captured his third medal of the Games, bronze in the 50m freestyle, making him one of the most successful South Africans in Olympic history.

Helping SA’s Olympic hopefuls

The National Olympic Committee of SA's Operation Excellence programme is helping SA's top athletes in their quest for Olympic glory. Nocsa will spend about R50-million on its team for Athens 2004 - nowhere near the amounts spent by countries like the US, but spending wisely is spending well.