Olympic Games 2008

Special Report

Olympic Games 2008

The latest news from the Olympic Games in China


Funding and selection models for Olympic sporting codes are set to change in preparation for London 2012, the Mail & Guardian has been told.

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.

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.

The message to a distraught Chinese public, still reeling from withdrawal of the nation's biggest sporting hero, could not have been clearer.

SA marathon champions Hendrick Ramaala and Norman Dlomo hit the road on Sunday, hoping to emulate compatriot Josiah Thugwane, the 1996 gold medallist.

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