The long jumper had help from a former Coney Island strongman in overcoming his addiction problems to make it to the Rio Olympics.
Why asking your partner to marry you right after they’ve won a medal is a terrible thing to do.
As the world focuses on the Olympics, working-class Brazil is being united by greater recognition of passinho dance culture.
Sports fans have noticed a rise in the number of athletes with purple marks on their skin, resulting from a practice that is supposed to aid recovery and boost performance.
A number of frontpages have been criticised for failing to run pictures of Tom Daley’s diving partner.
The image of sport is ready for a “pivot”, to borrow a phrase from Silicon Valley.
There was a lot to be learned from Eric the Eel, kicking and flailing his way through the Sydney Games.
Steph Houghton, the best-paid female English player, earns around £65,000 a year, while Wayne Rooney receives £300,000 a week.
With the Olympics about to open in Rio de Janeiro, people whose communities have been relocated and who have been overlooked in the favelas are reluctant to celebrate.
I thought that boxing was a display of pointless violence – but an unheralded prizefighter changed my mind.
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