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A graphical exploration of how performances in Rio compare to the best from 100 years of Olympic history
GB back on track; US swimmers’ mystery deepens, why Brazilians boo
Bolt and Thompson still on song, scandals escalate, Brazil’s chance for redemption
Gruelling training from childhood helps explain superior performance on the track
Gold standard event takes place on Sunday as a drug doping cloud hangs over the games
Brazilian city to host world’s biggest sporting festival with 304 events in 28 sports
Kitsch beats cool at the biggest sports event in the world
Sports brand remains upbeat despite earnings slide as sales rise, helped by women’s sportswear
Nebiolo transformed his sport far more than Havelange, but there was no evidence of kickbacks
World Cup stars not exempt from ‘foreign performers’ charge
New ground is broken every week but is everything rosy in the garden of female sport?
As Bolt and Gatlin meet at the World Athletics Championships, explore the greats of men’s sprinting
Is the fastest man in history actually clean? And the answer is . . . well, probably, fingers crossed
German sportswear group reports sharp rise in first-quarter sales
John Eliot Gardiner’s ensemble marked its 25th birthday with a thrilling Beethoven performance
Peter Whitehead and Lesley Uren go head-to-head in a robust debate about nature versus nurture
He’s the incarnation of explosive speed, but in the game he loves best, victory depends on slow-maturing skill
Tim Smedley meets the practitioners who spend their time among the stars
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