- SA set for Olympic overhaul
Funding and selection models for Olympic sporting codes are set to change in preparation for London 2012, the Mail & Guardian has been told.
- Usain Bolt: A runaway success
This time he remembered to do his shoelaces up. This time he ran hard all the way to the finish, looking neither right nor left.
- Give women a sporting chance
The Beijing Olympics are exposing viewers to the talent of Marta Vieira da Silva, a 22-year-old Brazilian who believes she was born to play football.
- Olympics: It's about losing too
The message to a distraught Chinese public, still reeling from withdrawal of the nation's biggest sporting hero, could not have been clearer.
- Can Ramaala up the pace?
SA marathon champions Hendrick Ramaala and Norman Dlomo hit the road on Sunday, hoping to emulate compatriot Josiah Thugwane, the 1996 gold medallist.
- Will the doper's dream be the end of elite sport?
The road to Beijing was rocky but, once the Games kicked off, attention swung from protester to athlete.
- Olympic pride burns fiercely in Africa
Finishing last at the Olympics is as big a triumph as winning medals for many athletes from Africa.
- Phelps, Bolt electrify Beijing, China charges to top
Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt electrified the Beijing Olympics, securing their places in Games' lore over 17 days of competition.
- Mokoena: I was disciplined, dedicated and focused
There are two Khotso Mokoenas -- psyched up and looking meaner than a pit bull on the track, and the man who likes to hang out alone in his room.
- Usain Bolt: Sit back and enjoy the phenomenon
As Beijing empties, those of us left behind have time to dwell on some of the great moments in sporting history that we have witnessed.