Jesse Owens

Phelps makes bigger splash but Owens is greatest of all

Mirror, mirror on the wall, is Michael Phelps the fairest of them all? The American merman is certainly the most successful Olympian of all time, but is he the greatest?

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 11:03pm

Four medals and a very long jump

Jumping the furthest

5 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

A slow start out of the Olympic blocks

'A lifetime of training for just 10 seconds.' That was how the great African-American athlete Jesse Owens described his mixed emotions after winning a gold medal - and sporting immortality - in the 100-metres final at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

13 Dec 2007 - 12:00am


Look out for the schedule of events daily in the South China Morning Post

9 Aug 2004 - 12:00am