Elite sportspeople are not a smokescreen to hide behind while selling off playing fields and slashing community facilities – the truth is that the Olympics doesn't inspire sporting talent, but it does show that only proper investment gets results
State-school educated athletes including Mo Farah, Laura Trott and Nicola Adams are helping break the tradition of private school dominance in elite sporting events
Feyisa Lilesa raised his arms to form an 'X' as he crossed the line taking silver, a symbol of defiance
Fast-paced trailer for Tokyo’s 2020 Olympic Games dazzles audience
While most media attention has been on Russia, a far bigger problem has gone unnoticed
Air fares have tumbled to 1980 levels as post-Games doldrums begin
BBC pundit has faced claims of sexism and suggestions he fell out with rower Sir Steve Redgrave on air
I’m being ridiculous, of course. But this is exactly how women are treated – particularly when it comes to the false accusation of rape
Instead of being interpreted as sisterly love, the gesture was seen as a way of gaining ‘media attention’
Team GB’s base in Rio for the 2016 Olympic Games is a striking mansion in Parque Lage which sits beneath the Christ the Redeemer statue.
David Katoatau says he wants to raise awareness of his island nation - before it disappears forever
The three-time British record holder is the first British track athlete to come out as gay
The controversial American goalkeeper made the comments after her team suffered an unprecedented quarter-final defeat to the Swedes
'You hope not to get lapped at all, but to get lapped so early is really shocking. It was the craziest race I’ve ever been in.'
Whatever your sporting discipline, a degree can help you achieve your athletic ambition
guess the leg - a leg is put through a hole in a wall and the olympians have to guess if the leg is real or made out of oak