Team GB blind skier glides to Sochi silver
This weekend Jade Etherington marked her last day as a 22-year-old by taking the silver medal in Sochi. Her feat is inspiring but why do we celebrate the courage of ‘pointless’ risk takers?
Pistorius killing sparks debate over gun culture
Oscar Pistorius, like many millions of South Africans, was proud of his guns. But do guns protect people or increase the risks of accidental death, suicide, and crimes of passion?
Victory parade to end golden Olympic Summer
A million people are expected to line the streets of London today, as the athletes of Team GB gather for one final victory parade. The Games of London 2012 are over. What will their legacy be?
Second place Pistorius rages at unfair advantage
In one of the Paralympics’ biggest upsets, record-breaker Oscar Pistorius was beaten in the men’s 200m. He claims his rival’s prosthetics gave an unfair advantage. Are his criticisms fair?
Paralympians go for gold in London 2012
It is day five of the Paralympics, and the medals are stacking up. This year, new technology and investment means athletes are faster and stronger than ever. What is the secret to this success?
London prepares to ‘meet the superhumans’
Tonight, the Paralympics will begin. Its ‘superhuman’ athletes have overcome severe disability – but do the inspirational stories distract from their achievements in elite sport?