Rio 2016

SA Paralympians greeted to heroes’ welcome

There were hundreds of people at OR Tambo International on Tuesday to welcome back Team South Africa from the 2016 Paralympics in Rio. The team won 17 medals in total – 7 gold, 6 silver and 4 bronze – to finish in 22nd place on the overall table. While that[…]

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The politics behind the Olympic spirit

OPINION BY Yousef Munayyer “Two disaffected black athletes from the United States put on a public display of petulance that sparked one of the most unpleasant controversies in Olympics history and turned the high drama of the games into theatre of the absurd.” That is how the Time Magazine chose[…]

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Rio 2016: Usain Bolt wins 200m Olympic title

History-maker Usain Bolt said he deserves to be among sport’s all-time greats after romping to a third straight Olympic 200m gold. With a third consecutive sweep of the 100m, 200m and relay sprints in sight on Friday, the world’s fastest man argued he should be in the pantheon of sporting[…]

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