Australia finished tenth on the medal table in the Rio 2016 Games, well below what the nation's latest funding strategy had led people to expect.
A candid assessment of the impact of the games, from an academic on the ground.
If empty seats and other Olympics are anything to go by, it's unlikely Brazil will get a tourism boost from Rio 2016.
Olympic athletes play an important role within the sport-for-development agenda. But because they both inspire and lead, coaches may be better placed to assume that mantle.
The commonly believed mechanism for increasing sport participation assumes that elite sport performances result in a greater number of people taking up sport.
Corporations benefit from using public spaces during the Olympic Games – but Rio made sure local businesses also got a slice of the pie.
Photographers can't pay the bills with Instagram likes – but it's pushing them to capture more spectacular images than ever before.
A 1992 paper predicted that if women's running performance continued to improve as rapidly as it had since the 1920s, top women athletes would soon be running as quickly as the men.
There's plenty of evidence to suggest that attempts to manipulate the outcome of the competitions are as old as the Games themselves.
Olympic equestrian events are celebrated for allowing men and women to compete with and against one another. But is this joining of hands and hooves a win for gender equality?
Television is dead; long live the Olympics.
Looking back on the legacy of London 2012, it's clear the local artistic community has lost out.
Some Olympic moments are a timely reminder of the human capacity to bounce back in the face of challenge or failure. But why do some people wilt, while others seem to do over or go again?
Badminton is one of the most popular sports in the world (especially across Asia, Denmark and the United Kingdom), with over 200 million people playing worldwide.
Just like an efficient car on a long trip, the best marathon runners also use less energy to run at a given speed.
When it comes to winning Olympic gold, it turns out timing isn't everything.
Athletes need to learn to find and access their ideal emotional state to achieve their best.
Athletes are increasingly expected to be good role models. But we don’t usually expect them to sacrifice their chance of winning to help others.
Racewalking has been part of the Olympic Games since 1904, but gets little respect in the United States. That might change if Americans knew a little more about it.
Three things go a long way to deciding water polo medallists.