San Francisco to submit bid for 2024 Olympics
San Francisco to submit bid for 2024 Olympics

A group of San Francisco Bay Area business, sports and civic leaders will bid to host the 2024 Olympics and is putting together a proposal for the United States Olympic Committee, officials said on Thursday.

Oscar Pistorius getting 'special' treatment over other disabled prisoners in same jail
Oscar Pistorius getting 'special' treatment over other disabled prisoners in same jail

Paralympics runner Oscar Pistorius is getting a different treatment than other disabled prisoners in the same South African jail, according to a researcher.

Pretoria prison gangs behind death threat to Oscar Pistorius
Pretoria prison gangs behind death threat to Oscar Pistorius

Paralympics runner Oscar Pistorius, who starts his five-year sentence at Pretoria's Central Prison, would urgently need to study the lore and laws of South Africa's numbers gangs as the double-amputee athlete is reportedly under a death threat from the gangs.

Oscar Pistorius' agent to discuss running future with athlete in prison
Oscar Pistorius' agent to discuss running future with athlete in prison

Jailed Paralympics runner Oscar Pistorius' agent has revealed that he is looking forward to a meeting with the double-amputee athlete in prison in the next few days to discuss his running future.

Oscar Pistorius cannot run in Paralympics during jail term: Organisers
Oscar Pistorius cannot run in Paralympics during jail term: Organisers

Oscar Pistorius will not be allowed to run in the Paralympics for the whole of his five-year jail term, even if he is released early under house arrest, a spokesman for the organisers of the event said Tuesday.

Social worker says Oscar Pistorius should get house arrest, community service
Social worker says Oscar Pistorius should get house arrest, community service

South African track star Oscar Pistorius should serve three years of partial house arrest and community service for the negligent killing of his girlfriend, a witness said on Monday at the first day of the athlete`s sentencing.

Badminton to make Paralympics debut in Tokyo 2020
Badminton to make Paralympics debut in Tokyo 2020

 Badminton will make its Paralympics debut in Tokyo in 2020 after the International Paralympic Committee on Tuesday included it in the first batch of approved sports for the event.

Rahul Dravid releases book on differently abled sports heroes
Rahul Dravid releases book on differently abled sports heroes

A motivational book about top Indian sportspersons who overcame disability and adversity to become champions, and co-authored by former international shuttler Sanjay Sharma, was launched by former Test cricketer Rahul Dravid at suburban Khar Gymkhana here on Friday.

Oscar Pistorius`s brother makes `miraculous recovery`

Oscar Pistorius`s older brother Carl has made a "miraculous recovery" after being involved in a serious road crash earlier this month, a family spokeswoman said on Tuesday.

Prince Harry salutes Invictus competitors

Prince Harry paid tribute Wednesday to the 130 competitors who will represent Britain at next month`s Invictus Games in London, a multi-sport event for injured armed services personnel from 14 nations

South African prosecutor asks judge to reject Oscar Pistorius` defence

South African state prosecutor Gerrie Nel asked the judge in Oscar Pistorius` murder trial on Thursday to reject the Paralympic and Olympic track star`s defence because it was "devoid of any truth".

Oscar Pistorius accosted at nightclub, family says

Oscar Pistorius recently visited a nightclub with a cousin and was accosted by a man who aggressively questioned him about his murder trial, his family said on Tuesday.

Oscar Pistorius ends social-media silence with four tweets

Oscar Pistorius broke his silence on social networking site Twitter last night posting four tweets related to prayers and Bible passages.

Oscar Pistorius had no mental disorder at time of shooting - psychiatrists

Oscar Pistorius, the South African track star on trial for murder for shooting his girlfriend, was not suffering from a mental condition that would have impaired his ability to distinguish between right and wrong at the time she was killed, a psychiatric report said on Monday.

Oscar Pistorius attends Pretoria hospital for mental tests

South African Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius checked in as a day patient to Pretoria`s Weskoppies psychiatric hospital on Monday for the first day of a month of mental tests ordered by the judge overseeing his murder trial.

Rio 2016 chief determined Games will be ready on time

Brazil will prove the doubters wrong and deliver the 2016 Olympics on time and within budget, Carlos Arthur Nuzman, president of the 2016 Rio Games organising committee, has said.

Pistorius` family denies SA journo`s `acting lesson before trial` claims

The family of Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius has rubbished claims that the athlete had taken acting lessons in preparation for his trial for the murder of his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine`s Day last year.

Bidding begins for Rio 2016 Olympic Games projects

Brazil`s southeast city of Rio de Janeiro has opened bidding for two infrastructure projects in the lead-up to the 2016 Olympic Games, authorities said.

`Pit bull` Pistorius prosecutor shines in court

Through his fiery cross-examination of Oscar Pistorius and mauling of expert witnesses, state prosecutor Gerrie Nel has become a global cult hero and a rare poster boy for South Africa`s beleaguered public sector.

Prosecutor ends gruelling Oscar Pistorius` cross-examination

Oscar Pistorius stepped down from the witness box on Tuesday after five gruelling days of cross-examination that raised serious doubts about his account of killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.