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Wayde van Niekerk, the eternal underdog

Injury saw the Olympic champion dubbed an underdog going into the race he won in record-breaking fashion in Rio. But it’s a position he knows well, and now he has an extra year to heal and train

What we talk about when we talk about Caster Semenya

Semenya's fight tells us much about how the world sees black women, especially as they compete for gold.

Kenya’s 400m hurdles champ Nicholas Bett killed in car crash

The 28-year-old Bett, the father of two-year-old twins, made his name at the World Athletics Championships in Beijing

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.

​UP’s centre of athletic excellence and M&G make sport of SA’s Olympic committee

The view through a racist lens cannot see Sascoc’s contribution to the Games, writes Tubby Reddy in a right to reply.

The Games are four years away but political agendas and funding stymy SA’s potential

Political vendettas and funding shortages are stymying the potential of the country’s athletes.

Has gender verification made women’s athletics into a sordid masquerade?

Enforcing Caster's Semenya's "female" body just shows how tenuous the concept is

Ups, downs, highs and lows — the 2016 Olympic Games, ladies and gentlemen

As Rio 2016 draws to a close, who can forget how Wayde van Niekerk stole the limelight?

US swimmer Ryan Lochte lied about being robbed at gunpoint, say Rio security sources

The olympian and fellow US athlete Jimmy Feigen omitted details of their dispute with petrol station staff.

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