Beijing Olympics

 
Are role models going to pot?
Are role models going to pot?
A young man appears to be smoking pot at a party. Big deal, right?
Beijing returns to congested normal after Olympics
Beijing returns to congested normal after Olympics
Beijing was grinding back to its congested normal on Saturday after two months of traffic restrictions and factory closures which kept the city's...
Du Toit turns attention to London 2012
Du Toit turns attention to London 2012
South African swimming star Natalie du Toit on Monday said she was eyeing London 2012 after winning five Paralympic golds and competing in the...
Olympic hangover dawns
Olympic hangover dawns
Lavish parties tend to leave a hangover as the problems of daily life, put aside for the celebrations, come crowding back. China's Olympic party is...
The Olympics party is over. Now China has to clean up
The Olympics party is over. Now China has to clean up
Lavish parties tend to leave a hangover as the problems of daily life, put aside for the celebrations, come crowding back. China's Olympic party is...
A welcome voice of reason
A welcome voice of reason
ANC deputy president Kgalema Motlanthe is not immune from political misjudgement. In the early 2000s he made statements in support of President...
Fairy-tale princesses and Olympic fakes
Fairy-tale princesses and Olympic fakes
Cinderella was a money-grabbing trollop who used her looks to weasel her way up the social ladder. Or she was just a lucky kid who got the "hot"...
Post-Games China to refocus on economy, stability
Post-Games China to refocus on economy, stability
China's leaders will breathe a sigh of relief as the Beijing Olympics close, turning their attention back on the economy, keen to prevent any...
Olympics: It's about losing too
Olympics: It's about losing too
Get over it! The message to a distraught Chinese public, still reeling from Monday's withdrawal of the nation's biggest sporting hero, Liu Xiang,...
Mokoena wins South Africa's first medal
Mokoena wins South Africa's first medal
Long jumper Khotso Mokoena grabbed SA's first medal of the Beijing Olympics when he won silver in his event with a jump of 8,24m on Monday.
The fake and the glory
The fake and the glory
It was not entirely clear what prompted the powers that be in the workers' stadium to tinker with their crowd-control buttons just before half-time...
Tension flares in SA swimming camp
Tension flares in SA swimming camp
Tensions in South Africa's swimming camp boiled over on Sunday as former Olympic champion Roland Schoeman took a massive swipe at the country's...

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