Caster Semenya’s gold medal in the women’s 800 metres track event at the Rio Olympics may be supplemented, in coming months, by an upgrade from silver to gold for the same event at the London Games. Re-testing…
For Rio de Janeiro and for Brazil, these Olympic Games arrived at the worst possible time.
Instead of showcasing a rising global power with a booming economy, the 2014 Games put a spotlight on Brazil's most serious economic recession since the 1930s, along with a host of social problems.
Ledecky celebrates her new world record at the 2016 Olympic games.
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Have we reached peak human?
Amanda Beard, Ian Thorpe, Allison Schmidt, McKayla Maroney – many athletes have dealt with depression after the Olympic Games.
Taekwondo champ Jade Jones celebrates a gold medal with her mother.
Child sport success relies on having a positive parental influence.
A JR giant.
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It's time to finally put art on the Olympic map, prove the sceptics wrong, and renew and advance some of the more tired aspects of the Games staging process.
In Rio, only 12 sports contributed to the final medal haul.
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.
Mark Mangini (left) and David White hold this year’s Oscar for Sound Editing for Mad Max: Fury Road.
Amid the hand-wringing about the price of an Olympic medal, our experts crunched the numbers on the cost of success in the arts. And at A$8 million per international award, it turns out that elite culture is a lot better value than sport.
Sporting coaches are often viewed as positive role models and mentors for their players.
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.
There’s little evidence relevant government bodies are able to leverage hosting the Olympics to develop a sport participation legacy for the wider population.
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.
Predictions that top women athletes will soon be competing with the best men, and may even outperform them someday, have not borne out.
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.
In a world where few believed in an afterlife, this-worldly glory mattered immensely.
There's plenty of evidence to suggest that attempts to manipulate the outcome of the competitions are as old as the Games themselves.
Good horse riding requires skill, technique, precision and refined communication to form a partnership with a horse rather than physical prowess.
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?
Say goodbye to this old set up.
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.
Dutch gymnast Epke Zonderland face-planted into the mat during the final of the men’s horizontal bar at the Rio Olympics – then got up and performed beautifully.
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?