Russia sets sights on Rugby World Cup - 14 Oct 2011
Russia will bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup, having made its debut at the tournament at this year's edition. read more
South Africa will not seek to host Africa's 2012 Olympic qualifying competition, to determine which sides will play at London 2012, after the withdrawal of Egypt as hosts. Nigeria and Algeria are both keen to host the event, which Egyptian authorities have pulled out of hosting because of a possible clash with elections in the country. read more
The International Association of Athletics Federations has warned bidding cities that it will not award the 2017 and 2019 World Championships simultaneously – despite admitting that Doha and London were among two of the strongest bids they have ever received. read more
The city of Doha appears to have overcome what was potentially its biggest obstacle to hosting the 2017 World Championships after Bob Hersh, the senior vice-president of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), revealed that he was impressed with the cooling technology. read more
In the latest chapter in South Africa’s potential bid for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games, sports and recreation minister Fikile Mbalula has stated that a 2020 Olympic bid will be discussed at a forthcoming cabinet meeting, after Durban reportedly put a ‘convincing’ bid to the board. read more
SASCOC, South Africa’s Olympic committee, has said that a bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympic Games is definite, and the committee has still not given up hope that the government would change its mind and endorse a bid for the 2020 Games. read more
South Africa’s sports minister Fikile Mbalula will take the first formal steps to re-launching a bid to host the 2020 Olympic Games this week, by formally asking South Africa’s Cabinet to review the decision taken not to bid for the competition. read more
The host city of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games will be announced at 17:00 local time on Wednesday, with the South Korean city of PyeongChang beginning the day as favourite, ahead of Germany’s Munich and Annecy of France. read more
Jacques Rogge, president of the International Olympic Committee has arrived in Durban, as the city prepares to host the 123rd session of the world body that will decide the host city of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games on Wednesday. read more
The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) is hoping to secure the athletics World Championships - according to media reports - after the Government said that they would not back a bid for the 2020 Olympic Games because of finances read more
Whether at the Sharks or at the Springboks, I am going to push for a place to start.
Bismarck du Plessis is ready for his return into the Springbok side after 10 months out with injury.