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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

IOC weighs boxing Olympic KO

The IOC has been losing patience with boxing since a judging scandal at the Rio Games in 2016

Rio managed to show off its plumage despite its cultural programme being shelved

Rio was the first summer Olympic host city since Barcelona 1992 not to host a four-year Cultural Olympiad. Has anyone noticed?

Toast our Olympic Amazons with gay abandon as they are the real winners

In a country where homosexuals are routinely subjected to violence in various forms, let’s remember that it was two gay women making the nation proud.

Football stars and Olympic athletes draw attention to politics and poverty in Brazil

Ishay Govender-Ypma stands beside Christ the Redeemer, which embraces Rio, to reflect on the 2014 Fifa World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games.

Jump or die: How a silver medallist leapt over the odds that marginalise drug users

A South African Olympic silver medallist achieved something remarkable, especially after testing positive for methamphetamine use in 2012.

Unbeaten Bolt wins triple-triple, bringing his stunning Olympic career to an end

Usain Bolt has completed a third successive sweep of sprint titles.

#LochteGate: Teammate says Ryan Lochte played key role in Rio incident

The U.S. Olympic Committee has apologised to people of Brazil.

Olympics wrap: Semenya cruises to final, Viljoen wins silver, Schoeman nabs bronze

In what turned out to be a successful day for South Africa, Caster Semenya qualified for the Olympic women's 800m final with supreme ease.

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.

So what if some female Olympians have high testosterone?

Some women naturally produce high levels of testosterone. Why is this innate condition treated differently from other conditions?

Brilliant Wayde Van Niekerk smashes 400m world record to claim gold in Rio

South Africa's Wayde van Niekerk ran the fastest single lap in history to win the Olympic 400m gold medal in 43.03 seconds.

Luvo Manyonga overjoyed with silver long jump medal at Rio Olympic Games

No disappointment despite missing out on Olympic gold after American beats him by 1 centimetre.

Brilliant badass athletes to watch at the Rio Olympic Games

These athletes are the best and brightest you really ought to watch at the Rio Games.

From volleyball bods to Le Clos but no cigar, Rio’s churning out prime moments

This year’s Olympian feats range from the sublime to the ridiculous – and the downright crabby.

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