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Cameron Van der Burgh and Caster Semenya take a selfie at the welcoming ceremony for the Rio 2016 Olympics Team SA at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg on Tuesday. Picture: SYDNEY SESHIBEDI/GALLO IMAGES

Feted Caster ‘does not need protecting’

The IAAF resumes its witch-hunt against gold medalist Caster Semenya and other hyperandrogenic athletes

From medals to money: the athletes who translate Olympic cachet to cash

Gymnast Dipa Karmakar's mother Gauri Karmakar and father Dulal Karmakar hold a photo of Indian Olympian on the eve of her return home from Rio. She finished the individual vault final at the fourth place. Picture: EPA

For many Olympians, their sport costs more than they make from it, but a post-retirement career in the finance sector helps balance the books

Luvo Manyonga vows to keep world record focus

The silver medallist says being blocked from competing in the London Olympics saved his life

Russia Paralympics ban stands


The ruling means Russia’s 260 Paralympics competitors will have to stay at home after state-sponsored doping scandal

No medals, so sports chief faces sack

Flag-bearers hold their national flags as they take part in the Olympics closing ceremony in Rio de Janeiro at the weekend. Picture: REUTERS

Turkmenistan’s president threatens to fire his sports minister after the country fails to win a single medal

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