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David Rudisha won gold at London 2012 (PA) Below: Brother Colm in 100 Seconds to Beat the World

A brilliant BBC Four documentary tells the triumphant story of David Rudisha and Brother Colm O’Connell

South African President Jacob Zuma reads his speech during the memorial service for former Nelson Mandela (PA)

Will the public barracking of the South African president mark the beginning of the end for the politics of wishful thinking in Africa?

A nun runs in the relay race on the road leading to St Peter's Square (CNS)

Seminarians, Olympians and children take part in relay organised by Pontifical Council for Culture

Great Britain's Nicolas Woodbridge competes in London 2012's Modern Pentathlon at Greenwich Park

Greenwich Park may have been permanently damaged, whatever the appearances that it has been restored to what it was

Vatican official Mgr Ettore Balestrero discusses the Council of Europe report (AP)

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 18/07/12

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church