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  • News | Olympic Channel

    Olympic Channel’s “Apart” looks at sport in South Africa under apartheid

    Odessa Swarts was a promising sprinter in South Africa who was denied the chance to compete internationally during apartheid. Now, a generation later, her son is an Olympic champion. In “Apart”, a new documentary from the Olympic Channel, Swarts and her son, Wayde van Niekerk, share their personal journeys against the context of apartheid and history of sport in South Africa. Featured as part of the award-winning series “Foul Play”, “Apart” is now available worldwide on and its mobile apps.
    06 Aug 2018 | Olympic News, Olympic Channel, South Africa, Athletics
  • News | RIO 2016

    Rio 2016 - Day 9: Van Niekerk, Bolt, Murray, Whitlock, Biles, Kenny and Rose shine!

    Relive Sunday 14 August in Rio on A day of legends, with the incredible 400m world record by South African Wayde Van Niekerk; the triple over 100m by Jamaican Usain Bolt; the dramatic victory by Briton Justin Rose in the first Olympic golf tournament in 112 years; the historic achievements of Great Britain’s Andy Murray in tennis, Max Whitlock in gymnastics and Jason Kenny in track cycling; and Simone Biles continuing to add to her haul of gold…
    14 Aug 2017 | RIO 2016, Olympic News
  • News | RIO 2016

    Sprint stars strut their stuff at Rio 2016

    In the men’s sprinting events in Rio, Usain Bolt claimed three more golds to cement his status as the greatest sprinter of all time while South Africa’s Wayde van Niekerk broke a 17-year-old world record in the 400m. In the women’s competitions, Bolt’s compatriot Elaine Thompson took a sprint double in the 100m and 200m while Allyson Felix of the USA became the most decorated female athlete of all time.
    27 Oct 2016 | Olympic News, RIO 2016, Athletics
  • News | RIO 2016

    Sparkling van Niekerk shatters records in Rio

    Sometimes figures can do the work of explaining an athlete’s brilliance. In Wayde van Niekerk’s case, they speak for themselves: he is the only person in history to have run below 10 seconds in the 100m, below 20 seconds in the 200m and faster than 44 seconds over 400m – and a sparkling run in the latter gave the Rio crowd a special demonstration of his talents.
    10 Oct 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Athletics, South Africa, VAN NIEKERK, Wayde
  • Ivan IVANOV | Athlete

    Ivan IVANOV

    | Wrestling Greco-Roman
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