2016 Olympics

 
Kenya's 400m hurdles champ Nicholas Bett killed in car crash
Kenya's 400m hurdles champ Nicholas Bett killed in car crash
Kenyan athlete Nicholas Bett, the 2015 world 400 metre hurdles champion, was killed on Wednesday in a car crash near his home in western Kenya,...
Wayde Van Niekerk targets Johnson double after 400m domination
Wayde Van Niekerk targets Johnson double after 400m domination
Wayde van Niekerk's bid for a first world double since 1995 now turns to the 200m after he stormed to a comfortable victory in the 400m.
The Games are four years away but political agendas and funding stymy SA’s potential
The Games are four years away but political agendas and funding stymy SA’s potential
Having enjoyed the Rio Olympics, we have become quickly fatigued, wanting it to be over even as we hoped for another world record.
Has gender verification made women's athletics into a sordid masquerade?
Has gender verification made women's athletics into a sordid masquerade?
The female body in all its wondrous complexities has been the object of shame, ridicule, dictation and degradation since the beginnings of human...
US swimmer Ryan Lochte lied about being robbed at gunpoint, say Rio security sources
US swimmer Ryan Lochte lied about being robbed at gunpoint, say Rio security sources
Brazil TV aired a video on Thursday that showed four United States Olympic swimmers did not tell the whole truth when they said they were...
Ups, downs, highs and lows — the 2016 Olympic Games, ladies and gentlemen
Ups, downs, highs and lows — the 2016 Olympic Games, ladies and gentlemen
The Olympics should come with a health warning. Below the five brightly coloured Olympic rings should be a footnote. “Be advised,” it might...
Caster Semenya cruises through to Olympics 800m semi-final with ease
Caster Semenya cruises through to Olympics 800m semi-final with ease
Middle-distance runner Caster Semenya began her campaign for a second Olympics medal in the women's 800m with a comfortable finish and...
'Caster Semenya is just like you and me; she deserves kindness, not vitriol'
'Caster Semenya is just like you and me; she deserves kindness, not vitriol'
“I have been subjected to unwarranted and invasive scrutiny of the most intimate and private details of my being,” Caster Semenya said in a...
Wayde van Niekerk's stunning record offers hope for a post-Bolt future
Wayde van Niekerk's stunning record offers hope for a post-Bolt future
Win or lose, Usain Bolt was always going to dominate the Olympic headlines on Sunday but Wayde van Niekerk offered his embattled sport some hope...
Olympic Games buses collide with local anger on Rio de Janeiro highway
Olympic Games buses collide with local anger on Rio de Janeiro highway
Ester Silva curses the Olympic Games as another bus rumbles over a new elevated highway that passes by her slum in Rio de Janeiro, sending a tremor...
'Crazy' night for firing Chad le Clos as SA claims second medal at Rio 2016 Olympics
'Crazy' night for firing Chad le Clos as SA claims second medal at Rio 2016 Olympics
A largely unexpected silver in the 200m freestyle and a taste of action against Michael Phelps left South Africa's Chad le Clos with a night to...

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