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Photo: Caster Semenya of South Africa celebrates winning the women’s 800m Final race of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Athletics, Track and Field events at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 22 August 2016. EPA/FRANCK ROBICHON

Op-Ed: Fair play and regulation – the experience of Caster Semenya

By Valeria Vázquez Guevara
Photo: Jesse Owens (Wikimedia Commons)

Post Rio 2016: The Olympic game-changers

By ANDREA TEAGLE
Photo: Simone Biles of the USA competes on the Floor in the women’s Individual All-Round final of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Artistic Gymnastics events at the Rio Olympic Arena in Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 11 August 2016. EPA/HOW HWEE YOUNG

Rio 2016: Women who made their mark on the Games’ history

By Antoinette Muller
Main photo: Caster Semenya is congratulated by swimmers Cameron van der Burgh and Chad le Clos. On the far left is 24-year-old Henri Schoeman from Durban who claimed bronze in the men’s triathlon.

GroundUp: In photos – Fans greet South African Olympians

By GroundUp
Photo: Wayde van Niekerk (C) of South Africa on his way to win the men’s 400m final of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Athletics, Track and Field events at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 14 August 2016. Van Niekerk set a new World Record time of 43.03 seconds. EPA/YOAN VALAT

Analysis: Olympics success shows SA could be an Olympic powerhouse. Over to you, Sascoc.

By Antoinette Muller
Photo by Jan Klívar via Flickr.

Cricket: The poor sods just can’t catch a break

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Caster Semenya of South Africa on her way to win the women's 800m Final race of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Athletics, Track and Field events at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 22 August 2016. EPA/YOAN VALAT

Sport and gender: Can of worms, open

By Marelise van der Merwe
Photo: Athletes of South Africa walk into the Maracana Stadium during the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 05 August 2016. EPA/SERGEY ILNITSKY

South Africa’s Olympians offer hope and inspiration

By Antoinette Muller
Caster Semenya of South Africa celebrates after winning the women's 800m final of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Athletics, Track and Field events at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 20 August 2016. EPA/ANTONIO LACERDA

Caster Semenya laughs in the face of adversity and runs all the way into the history books

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: South Africa's Dale Steyn (C) celebrates with teammates the wicket of New Zealand's Jeetan Patel (not in picture) during day three of the second cricket test match in Port Elizabeth, January 13, 2013. REUTERS/Rogan Ward

Cricket: South Africa begin their quest for Test redemption against New Zealand

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Caster Semenya (R) of South Africa competes during the women’s 800m heats of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Athletics, Track and Field events at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 17 August 2016. EPA/DAVE HUNT

Rio Olympics: Your guide to the final weekend – highlights, what to watch and more

By Antoinette Muller
Caster Semenya of South Africa won the Women senior 800m final during the 2016 CAA 20th African Senior Championships at the Kings Park Athletic stadium in Durban, South Africa on June 26, 2016

Rio 2016, day 13 as it happened: All the South African action from the Olympics on Thursday

By Daily Maverick Team
Photo: Caster Semenya of South Africa celebrates after winning the women 800 metres race at the Golden Gala Pietro Mennea athletics meeting as part of the IAAF Diamond League at the Olympic stadium in Rome, Italy, 02 June 2016. EPA/ETTORE FERRARI

Rio 2016, day 12 as it happened: All the South African action from the Olympics on Wednesday

By Daily Maverick Team
Photo: Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks at the World Olympians Forum in Moscow, Russia, 21 October 2015. EPA/ALEXANDER ZEMLIANICHENKO

Doping and Imperialism: The Modern Relationship between Sport and War

By Daniel Gallan
Anaso Jobodwana of South Africa celebrates after placing third in the men's 200m final during the Beijing 2015 IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium, also known as Bird's Nest, in Beijing, China, 27 August 2015. EPA/FRANCK ROBICHON

Rio 2016 day 11 as it happened: All the South African action from the Olympics on Tuesday

By Daily Maverick Team
Gold medalist Wayde van Niekerk of South Africa is flanked on the podium by silver medalist Kirani James (L) of Grenada and bronze winner Lashawn Merritt of the USA during the medal ceremony for the men's 400m of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Athletics, Track and Field events at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 15 August 2016. EPA/YOAN VALAT

Rio 2016, day ten, as it happened: All the South African action from Rio on Monday

By Daily Maverick Team
Wayde van Niekerk of South Africa at the start of the men's 400m final of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Athletics, Track and Field events at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 14 August 2016. Van Niekerk won the race in new World Record time. EPA/FRANCK ROBICHON

Wayde van Niekerk: The son of our soil whose story has come full circle

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: 2016 Rio Olympics - Athletics - Semifinal - Men's 400m Semifinals - Olympic Stadium - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 13/08/2016. Wayde van Niekerk (RSA) of South Africa. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Rio 2016, day nine as it happened: All the South African action from the Rio Olympics on Sunday

By Daily Maverick Team
Photo: Daegu, South KoreaLuvo Manyonga of South Africa competes in the men's long jump final at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu September 2, 2011. REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski (SOUTH KOREA - Tags: SPORT ATHLETICS)

Luvo Manyonga broke a deal with the devil and decided to jump rather than die

By Antoinette Muller
Joint silver medalists Michael Phelps of USA (R-L), Chad Guy Bertrand Le Clos of South Africa, and Laszlo Cseh of Hungary during the medal ceremony for the men's 100m Butterfly Final race of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Swimming events at Olympic Aquatics Stadium at the Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 12 August 2016. EPA/PATRICK B. KRAEMER

South Africa at the 2016 Rio Olympics: The highs and lows of week one

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Wayde van Niekerk of South Africa won the men senior 200m final during the 2016 CAA 20th African Senior Championships at the Kings Park Athletic stadium in Durban, South Africa on June 26, 2016

Rio 2016, day eight as it happened: All the South African action from the Olympics on 13 August

By Daily Maverick Team
Wayde van Niekerk and Akani Simbine making up the winning 4x100m team during the 2016 CAA 20th African Senior Championships at the Kings Park Athletic stadium in Durban, South Africa on June 24, 2016

Rio 2016, day seven as it happened: All the South African action from the Olympics on Friday

By Daily Maverick Team
Wayde Van Niekerk of South Africa winning the men's 400m final during the Beijing 2015 IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium, also known as Bird's Nest, in Beijing, China, 26 August 2015. EPA/FRANCK ROBICHON

Your guide to South Africans in action at the Olympics on 12 August 2016

By Daily Maverick Team
Shaun Keeling and Lawrence Brittain of South Africa celebrate on the podium after winning silver  in the men's Pair final race of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Rowing events at the Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 11 August 2016.  EPA/DIEGO AZUBEL

Rio 2016, as it happed: All the South African action from the Olympics on Thursday

By Daily Maverick Team
Photo: Zahra Nemati of Iran takes aim during the women’s individual ranking round of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Archery events at the Sambodromo in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 05 August 2016. EPA/YOAN VALAT

Rio 2016: The most inspiring Olympics’ stories so far

By Antoinette Muller
Chad Le Clos of South Africa celebrates after winning gold medal of Men's 100m Butterfly at the 16th FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia 08 August 2015. EPA/TOLGA BOZOGLU

Rio 2016: Le Clos and no cigar as Phelps claims his 20th gold medal

By AFP
Dylan Sage on his way to score a try during the men's Rugby Sevens Pool B match between South Africa and France of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Deodoro Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 09 August 2016. EPA/YOAN VALAT

Rio 2016 Sevens: Two matches, two wins, two clean sheets for South Africa

By Team SA
Cecil Afrika of South Africa in action during the men's Rugby Sevens Pool B match between South Africa and Spain of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Deodoro Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 09 August 2016. EPA/YOAN VALAT

Rio 2016, live blog day four as it happened: Blitzboks have a field day, Le Clos misses medal in 200m fly final

By Daily Maverick Team
Chad Guy Bertrand Le Clos of South Africa smiles on his way out after finishing second the men's 200m Freestyle Final race of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Swimming events at Olympic Aquatics Stadium at the Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 08 August 2016. EPA/PATRICK B. KRAEMER

Chad le Clos adds spectacular silver to South Africa's medal tally

By Team SA