Tom Fordyce

Chief sports writer

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About Tom

Tom is the BBC's chief sports writer. ... Read more about Tom Fordyce

With cricket, rugby, athletics and tennis among the sports he covers, he provides insight and commentary into the characters, stories and big events that make the sporting world go round.

He has covered Olympic Games, World Championships, rugby World Cups and Ashes tours home and away, as well as the Ryder Cup and multiple Wimbledons.

Winner of Sports Blogger of the Year, he is an amateur sportsman of minimal note but was recently included in the UK Press Gazette's list of the top 50 UK sports journalists.

Team GB

Money? Detail? How did Team GB do it?

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It has been an Olympic fiesta like never before for Britain: their best medal haul in 108 years, second in the medal table, the only host nation to go on to win more medals at the next Olympics.

Never before has a Briton won a diving gold. Never before has a Briton won a gymnastics gold. There have been champions across 15 different sports, a spread no other country can get close to touching.

Alistair Brownlee and Jonathan Brownlee of Great Britain

Inside story of the Brownlees' triumph

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Four years ago in London a gold and bronze, on a scorching Thursday around Copacabana's streets and blue waters the gold and silver.

To outsiders, the second chapter of the Brownlee brothers' triathlon triumph might seem somehow preordained, the two tough lads from Yorkshire doing what they always do. Alistair becomes the first triathlete, male or female, to retain an Olympic title. Jonny follows him home, the only one to get close to the greatest one-day racer in the world, the only one able to push him to his limits.

Caster Semenya

'Semenya's history-making could finish her'

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An athlete denied gold by a doper in 2012, coming back as clearest of favourites to win this time. A runner clocking such fast times, with no suggestion whatsoever of doping herself, that she could smash a questionable world record that has stood for 33 years.

A young woman who was humiliated at her first global championships, coming back to the Olympics as the dominant athlete in her event.

Mo Farah

'Not Super Saturday II - but special'

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Gold for Mo Farah, silver for Jessica Ennis-Hill, bronze for Greg Rutherford. It might not have been Super Saturday II, but this night of twisting plotlines was many other things besides - Stressful Saturday, Seesaw Saturday, So Close Saturday.

At one point it was Sugar He's Fallen Over Saturday. By the end, the world's best heptathletes were strung out legless and exhausted around the track like a broken necklace of pearls. It was simply special.

Justin Rose

Golf needs time to grow at Olympics

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For all the controversy around golf's return to the Olympics, there was one thing we could be sure of: there would not be much of a challenge from defending champion George Lyon, since he died in 1938, aged 79.

After a 112-year wait for another Olympic shot, it's fair to say the atmosphere at the Marapendi course at 0730 Rio time on Thursday was a little muted.