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Romania's Olympic gymnastics failure: where did it all go wrong?

On Sunday morning when the Romanians marched into the arena in Rio, they were the defending Olympic team bronze medalists. When they exited two hours later, it was clear that the team that had introduced Nadia Comaneci and the Perfect 10 40 years ago would not be sending a squad to Brazil in the summer.

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The London Paralympics

Everyone seems to be talking about them; all the papers are full of the stories of these Olympians we've never heard of before. Is this just because it's going on in London? What’s happening?

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Usain Bolt joins the immortals just as the cracks begin to appear

Thesauruses exhausted, all superlatives spent, the world’s press turned to the man himself to ask for help. “Usain,” the question came, “at London 2012, you spoke a lot about how you wanted to become a legend. But what should we call you now?” Bolt paused, thought on it for a while. “Well,” he said, “someone said at a press conference last year that if I win these three gold medals, I will be immortal. And I kind of liked it. So I’m going to run with that: immortal.”

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