Olympics boxing used to be the pride of South African sports before the country was barred from the Games in 1962. Lots of boxers meant lots of medals. Fifty years on, only two boxers are heading to London, carrying the country’s hopes with them.
• Sport in South Africa
South African BMX racing champion Sifiso Nhlapo has secured his spot at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. But for Nhlapo his participation in the Olympics is about more than just winning medals, his dream is to get more kids onto bikes by developing the sport in South Africa.
• Running into the history books
Team South Africa for the 14th Paralympic Games has been announced in Johannesburg – the 61-strong squad will cover seven disciplines, including athletics, cycling, rowing, equestrian, swimming and wheelchair tennis and basketball.
• SA Olympic team announced