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David Cox

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Angola: Banishing memories of civil war through rowing

Matias and Rasamoelina were unable to make a splash in Rio waters but their presence marked an achievement for Angola.

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Unsporting behaviour, the darker side of the Olympics

When athletes try everything from head-butts to kicking to edge out an opponent, the spirit of the Games is questioned.

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Shot putters redefining feminine ideals

Taunted and abused due to their weight and muscle presence, critics discount their talent and skills.

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'Are you an idiot?' Culture of umpire abuse in tennis

Outbursts, although infrequent, are welcomed by the fans and are even encouraged by coaches at a junior level.

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Ibarguen: That dominant athlete you haven't heard of

Unbeaten in 29 competitions since London 2012, the Colombian has had a fair share of hiccups en route success.

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The battle of the minds behind sprint cycling

Germany sprint king Greipel's dominance was clearly visible in the recently concluded Tour de France.

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Triumph of persistence on the tennis court

Dodig and Melo's financial worries and struggle for food did not stop them from going to number two in the tennis world.

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The elite tennis coach who sleeps in his car

Filhol, a 53-year-old Frenchman, has been on the road for 20 years and often works with players for free.

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The diet that is changing tennis

From pizzas and cheeseburgers to gluten-free and low carb diet, tennis players want that little edge over competition.

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The making of Lewis Hamilton

From an inferior car on a karting circuit and limited resources to a Formula One double world champion.

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Rationalising risks inside the cockpit

Bianchi remains unconscious six months after crashing as Massa explains why F1 drivers choose to live with the dangers.

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Advantage super coach

Top tennis players are turning to former greats to fine-tune their game. But those down the ladder are feeling left out.