Oscar Pistorius and his roommate, Arnu Fourie, set new world records in the men's 200 metres T43/44 heats at the London Paralympics.
Many Brazilians watched the closing ceremony of the London Olympics with trepidation.
Gallant fighters and heroes were some of the terms used by parliamentarians to describe South Africa's athletes who participated in the London Games.
Not all Olympic medals were created equal. Or at least, some Olympic medallists are cheaper than others.
Cameron van der Burgh gives the Mail & Guardian's Charles Leonard a stroke-by-stroke account of his record-breaking race at the Olympics.
A Johannesburg matric pupil who asked Olympic gold medallist Chad le Clos to be her matric dance date was completely flabbergasted when he agreed.
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela and Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula were at OR Tambo International Airport to give SA's athletes a grand welcome home.
Valerie Adams said she was delighted to win gold after her rival was disqualified but felt cheated by not receiving the medal in front of a crowd.
Our most famous athletes are far from perfect, yet transcend the labels thrown at them to represent something more meaningful, says Verashni Pillay.
Gideon Sam is a man with a plan for Team South Africa to achieve greater Olympic glory in Rio 2016, writes Karien Jonckheere.
New records, big celebrations and heartbreaking defeats marked this year's Games. Here's a selection of some of the epic moments and top photos of London 2012.
Anyone who has visited the Olympic Park will not have missed the ubiquitous branding of two of its sponsors, McDonald's and Coca-Cola.
Even after failing to reach the goal of 12 medals at the London Olympics, South Africa can be proud of one of the country's best showings in decades.
The ANC Youth League has pronounced itself "delirious with happiness" over Caster Semenya's second place finish in the women's Olympics 800m final.
Compared to the funding countries such as Britain received, South Africa's spending was hardly impressive, The Saturday Star has reported.
South Africa's 4x400 metres relay team were outclassed in the final at the London Olympic Games on Friday night.
The Guardian commissioned a team of statisticians to recalculate olympic results in terms of GDP size, team size and money spent on athletes.