Olympics organisers say issued warnings, revoked accreditation to enforce COVID-19 rules

INTERNATIONAL Tokyo Olympics organisers said on Saturday they have so far issued severe warnings to 16 individuals and revoked the accreditation of several people for breaking the Games’ COVID-19 guidelines. Hidemasa Nakamura, chief of Tokyo 2020’s main operation centre, told reporters the accreditation of eight individuals had been revoked and[…]

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VOC Summer Festival Olympics, register now!

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[…]

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Mbalula: More money needed for Olympic success

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[…]

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The politics behind the Olympic spirit

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[…]

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Rio 2016: Saudi runner aims to break barriers

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[…]

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Chad becomes SA’s most decorated Olympian

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[…]

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