At the close of the 2012 London Olympics, Dexter Padayachee takes a step back to understand how the performances of black athletes are understood in today’s society.
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The closing weekend of the 2012 London Summer Olympics was a victorious one for Africa, as the continent dominated in track and field and marathon swimming.
South African swimmer Chad Le Clos defeated favored American swimmer Michael Phelps in the men’s 200m Butterfly final yesterday. The young South African swimmer surprised swimming fanatics, especially those who predicted that Phelps would win the gold once again.
Long-distance and road runner Zersenay Tadese, 30, is Eritrea’s biggest medal hopeful during this year’s Summer Olympics, after winning the country’s first Olympic medal in 2004 at the Athens Summer Olympics.
Natacha Rigobert and Elodie Li Yuk Lo comprise the first beach volleyball team from Mauritius to participate in the Olympics this summer in London. The pair has had an interesting journey from finding each other to making its way to the games.