Beijing Games

 
Go, Wayde, mom's right behind you
Go, Wayde, mom's right behind you
"I was known to be a very fast runner,” Odessa Swarts recalls. “I was a big girl, not fat, but I weighed between 72 and 74kg at 16. They used to...
Olympics: Khotso Mokoena gunning for gold
Olympics: Khotso Mokoena gunning for gold
Khotso Mokoena will compete in Saturday night's final at the London Games.
Bittersweet return for Olympic star
Bittersweet return for Olympic star
The most celebrated woman in Kenya is not a politician, nor a pop star. She is a humble 18-year-old with a devastating sprint and a million dollars...
Hockey takes positive steps after Games disappointment
Hockey takes positive steps after Games disappointment
South African hockey is set to take some positive steps towards strengthening the game in the country in the wake of the poor results achieved at...
Beijing shutdown hits SA medicines supply
Beijing shutdown hits SA medicines supply
The Beijing Olympics has had an unexpected side effect, which is being felt locally in the form of serious shortages of generic medicines,...
Govt points to 'shortcomings' in Games preparations
Govt points to 'shortcomings' in Games preparations
There were "shortcomings" in the way South Africa prepared its athletes for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, government spokesperson Themba Maseko...
Usain Bolt: Sit back and enjoy the phenomenon
Usain Bolt: Sit back and enjoy the phenomenon
As Beijing empties quicker than the Bird's Nest when Liu Xiang pulled out through injury, those of us left behind have time to dwell on some of the...
Mokoena: I was disciplined, dedicated and focused
Mokoena: I was disciplined, dedicated and focused
There are two Khotso Mokoenas. Psyched up, tattooed and looking meaner than a pit bull on the track, it's difficult to believe that this is the...
SA's dismal Olympic display raises funding issues
SA's dismal Olympic display raises funding issues
South Africa's dismal performance at the Olympic Games highlighted the need for more funding, the country's Olympic committee said in Johannesburg...
Curtain down on 'exceptional' Games
Curtain down on 'exceptional' Games
The Beijing Olympics, played out against a background of political intrigue and featuring 16 days of compelling and controversial action, drew to a...
Triple for Bolt as Jamaicans win relay
Triple for Bolt as Jamaicans win relay
Jamaica won the men's 4x100m Olympic title on Friday in a new world record time of 37,10 seconds.
Will the doper's dream be the end of elite sport?
Will the doper's dream be the end of elite sport?
The road to Beijing was rocky but, once the Games kicked off, attention swung from protester to athlete and millions of people around the world had...

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