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Q&A Sessions: ‘Feel free to criticise’ Oscar series

British filmmaker Daniel Gordon talks to Luke Feltham about the criticisms levelled at his latest work, The Life and Trials of Oscar Pistorius, a new four-part documentary series that covers the Icarian fall of the Olympian

Athletes count costs as Covid-19 spreads

Comrades winner Bong’musa Mthembu cannot compete because of Covid-19 but is fortunate that he can survive financially. Others are not as lucky as their sources of income have dried up

How the coronavirus has hit global sport

Here is a look at the effects on sport of the coronavirus, which on Monday had killed over 3 800 people while infecting more than 110 000 in over 100 countries

Use Nike’s model to expand your small business

Having a successful business is about more than just selling a product to customers

Munyai and the art of training

SA’s top 200m sprinter has one goal in mind — a podium finish at the world champs — and he has spent the year priming his body to achieve it

Police probe bugging at Sascoc’s Olympic House

Police are investigating sensational claims of “covert” bugging at the office of South Africa’s Olympic sports body and at the home of its CEO.

Caster runs into trouble again

A new study says higher testosterone levels give women athletes advantage

Namibia’s great athlete quits Olympic post amid scandal

National hero was named in an alleged corruption affair with IAAF.

Bolt helps new track series streak out of starting blocks

"Eight-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt secured a classy win for his All-Stars team with two impressive runs"

Faster Caster is just hitting her stride and might be on her way to new world record

Never mind the naysayers – our champion deserves to enjoy her moment in the sun.

Nature and nurture tell a big part of the story about two of SA’s Rio-bound athletes

Since 2010, the fortunes of Luvo Manyonga and Wayde van Niekerk have been extremely different.

Rio 2016 Olympics: Win or lose, Caster Semenya will run into an ugly firestorm

She seems a shoo-in to clinch the 800m gold in Rio. But the only certainty is yet more controversy.

Homecoming of sorts for hurdles coach

Rio will be bittersweet for Irma Reyneke, who missed out on her own stab at Olympic glory.

New clouds over Caster Semenya’s stellar form

Her intensive training in Potch notwithstanding, sceptics claim the athlete has an unfair advantage.

Lebogang Shange’s fast walk to fame

After a breakthrough season the orphan from Orange Farm will be heading to the Rio Olympics.

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