Nigerian sprinter Blessing Okagbare has been provisionally suspended for doping just hours before the former World Championships silver medallist was due to run in Saturday’s semi-finals of the women’s 100 metres at the Olympics. Okagbare tested positive for human growth hormone in an out-of-competition test on July 19, four days[…]
Team South Africa, makes us proud once again as our two golden girls Tatjana Schoenmaker and Kaylene Corbett surges to incredible victories in their semi-finals. Corbett clinches a victory in 2:19:33. A historical win for both women as they hope to claim another gold in the final on Friday ([…]
As per Olympic Games tradition – after some beautiful dancing and fireworks – the parade of the nations saw the various countries walking out in Japanese alphabetical order, meaning Team South Africa were the 178th country to walk into the stadium. Due to pandemic restrictions it’s the first time in[…]
The head of the World Health Organization told Olympic chiefs “the world is failing” to stop Covid-19 as the pandemic-delayed Tokyo 2020 sports programme got underway on Wednesday. WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said an uneven vaccine rollout risked worsening the crisis, but hoped the Olympics could be a “message[…]
VOC is gearing up for its Summer Festival, which kicks off on December 1, 2016. In preparation for the event, VOC is inviting the community to submit applications for its Mini Olympics, FREE of charge. The mini Olympics is a fun sporting event that is open to all amateur sports[…]
Sports minister Fikile Mbalula says South Africa will chase more medals at future Olympic Games, but he has asked for a larger budget to achieve the goal. According to Netwerk24, Mbalula was speaking at the annual general meeting of the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC). Mbalula used[…]
OPINION BY Yousef Munayyer “Two disaffected black athletes from the United States put on a public display of petulance that sparked one of the most unpleasant controversies in Olympics history and turned the high drama of the games into theatre of the absurd.” That is how the Time Magazine chose[…]
Many things have changed for Sarah Attar since London 2012. For starters, the 23-year-old pioneering Saudi Arabian runner with an infectious smile graduated from Pepperdine University, in California, and began training full-time as a long-distance runner. Attar is now in Rio de Janeiro for her second Olympic experience, leading a team[…]
Chad Le Clos became South Africa’s most decorated Olympic medallist when he ended in a three-way tie for silver alongside Michael Phelps at the Rio Olympics on Friday night. Joseph Schooling of Singapore won his nation’s first-ever gold in a 50.39 Olympic record. Le Clos‚ the world champion in this[…]
First it was the beard that came into trend, then the trousers over the ankles and now cupping (known as Hijama in Arabic) seems to be catching onto famous people, this time the athletes at Rio 2016 Olympics. From swimmers to gymnasts, many are being spotted with the red marks[…]
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