NMMU outreach boosts township rowing

NMMU outreach boosts township rowing

For the next two Sundays (21 October and 28 October), 15 aspiring rowers from KwaZakhele and Motherwell will be put through their paces on Redhouse River, coached by Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University’s first and second team rowing crews. NMMU’s Learn to Row programme, which is funded by the National Lottery, aims to identify and nurture […]

Williams sisters to help launch “Breaking the Mould” campaign in South Africa

Williams sisters to help launch “Breaking the Mould” campaign in South Africa

International tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams will be visiting South Africa in early November to launch the Breaking the Mould (BTM) campaign. In addition to lending their support to this important initiative, the sisters will attend a gala dinner at Montecasino, Gauteng and play an exciting exhibition tennis match at Johannesburg’s Ellis Park arena […]

Austalian woman’s boxing olympic medal hopeful banned

Austalian woman’s boxing olympic medal hopeful banned

Australian national women’s boxing champion Bianca Elmir, a top Olympic medal prospect, has been banned from competition after failing a doping test, reports said Wednesday. Her manager Alex Belperio told ABC radio that Elmir tested positive for a banned diuretic during the Australian titles earlier this year where she won the 51kg division. He said […]

Hockey teams will face tough competition at Olympics

Hockey teams will face tough competition at Olympics

The South African teams will be up against it as the lowest-ranked sides in their groups at the London Olympic Games. The men’s draw had already been completed before the SA men’s team defeated Japan 2-1 in the last of the qualifying tournaments in Kakamigahara on Sunday to fill the final available place. Ranked 12th […]

SA men and women Hockey players through to Olympics

SA men and women Hockey players through to Olympics

South Africa will be represented in the men’s and women’s hockey tournaments at the London Olympic Games after the men’s team defeated hosts Japan 2-1 in the final of the last qualifying tournament in Kakamigahara today. The South African men went unbeaten in their six matches and held off a fighting Japanese outfit to book […]

Olympic hopefuls spar for victory

Olympic hopefuls spar for victory

Two Olympic hopefuls will be vying for the top spot in the 10km race at the SPAR Women’s Challenge in Port Elizabeth on Saturday morning. The Eastern Cape’s biggest road race, which incorporates a 5km event for young and old, forms part of SPAR’s national five-race Grand Prix series. Nedbank Running Club’s Rene Kalmer will […]

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