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‘Athlete A’ exposes the ‘cruelty’ of the elite gymnastics machine

The Netflix documentary explores the system that created the conditions for decades of abuse

Paradou AC: The barefoot academy revolutionising Algerian football

After learning from Côte D’Ivoire’s ASEC Mimosas, the Paradou AC academy is revolutionising football in Algeria — and doing it barefoot

Out of our Wits: Should more be done to block club sales?

South African football is in an awkward position where it dare not refuse investment … no matter the cost

Five talking points from the EPL’s return

The Premier League returned after three months. Here are the things we learnt over the weekend

Football will define its own destiny as it returns to a strange world

The superstars of the Premier League are back and how they do will determine whether they remain relevant – on and off the pitch

The brutal beauty of Morocco’s Soccer Ultras

Raja Casablanca's fan clubs are well organised, politically active and occasionally violent

World Cup review, Part V: Spain and the lasting legacy of 2010

South Africa had a front row seat as the greatest team of its generation went into full bloom

Remembering the original Super Eagles

Nigeria’s Super Eagles move to the international fields started in 1949 with a tour of amateur English clubs

World Cup review, Part IV: The second hand of God

Martyr or cheat? A decade later, we’re still frothing at mouth as we argue about that game

Sancho nets hat-trick, joins US killing protest as Dortmund cruise

The English winger, who now has 17 goals and 17 assists in the Bundesliga this season, joined a host of protests in the German top-flight over the weekend at the death of an unarmed black man in the United States

World Cup review, Part III: The moguls who battled doubt

We talk to the organisers whose every waking moment was consumed by the duty of hosting a successful tournament

Coronavirus and the virtual sports revolution

In a country with more than 35 000 Covid-19-related deaths at the time of writing...

Rose says Premier League players treated like ‘lab rats’

The Premier League conducted 748 tests on players and staff on Sunday and Monday as part of their bid to restart matches in June

World Cup review, Part II: The trials of group A and Bafana’s lasting legacy

With a world-class gauntlet laid out in front of them, could South Africa make an expectant nation proud?

Rehumanising Diego Maradona

In two recent documentaries, we finally get up close to the complicated sadness of Argentina’s original football deity

10 years on: The legacy of the 2010 World Cup

In the first part of our new series, we take a look at the goal that has played on loop in our heads and on TV channels for the last decade

The grey areas in Jake White’s coaching career

The World Cup-winning coach has an impeccable CV, with an illustrious coaching career that has taken him all over the globe. But he has a reputation problem

Watch it again: Mthethwa briefing on Covid-19 relief fund for sport and arts and culture

The minister will update the nation on funding for the sector as well as present the challenges the department faces

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