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Funding injection for Team South Africa from NLC

Ahead of the Olympic Games in Brazil in August, the National Lotteries Commission (NLC) has partnered with the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic...

SSISA brings its services to the people

Akani slide thumbDr. Jeroen Swart and his team want to make the work done by the Sports Science Institute of South Africa (SSISA) more relevant and accessible to the broader public through the institute's new  clinical practice .

New record for South African runner

New record for South African runner

South Africa's Wayde van Niekerk ran a 200m sprint in only 19.94 seconds in Switzerland, the first South African to break the 20-second hurdle. The speed king also holds the national records for the 200m, 300m, and 400m runs and is one of a select few to break the dream barriers.
Comrades: 8 500 'early bird' entries

South Africans bring home Comrades gold

South African athletes won both the men's and the women's races in the 90th Comrades Marathon. Caroline Wostmann was the first female South African over the line in nearly two decades, crossing the line just 35 minutes after Rustenburg policeman Gift Kelehe won his first Comrades.

Today’s athletes, tomorrow’s legends

rugby---thumbSport has always played an important part in South Africa’s history, from sporting isolation to hosting of the major sporting events. Now government is harnessing the power of sport to build a nation from the grassroots up.

Cronje claims World Champs bronze

Cronje claims World Champs bronze

Johan Cronje claimed a somewhat unexpected bronze medal in the 1 500 metres on Sunday to ensure South Africa did not come away from the IAAF World Championships in Moscow without a medal.
Successful Transplant Games for Durban

Successful Transplant Games for Durban

Durban's hosting of the World Transplant Games, the biggest organ donor awareness event in the world, has been hailed a success by athletes and organisers alike. The Games wrapped up on Saturday with a moving closing ceremony.

South African Olympic team announced

The first group of athletes who will be representing South Africa at the London Olympics next month was announced by South Africa's Olympic governing body Sascoc on Wednesday 6 June in Johannesburg.
Olympic countdown begins

Supporting SA’s sport stars

The South African Department of Sports and Recreation recently launched the Ekhaya initiative to ensure that the country’s athletes stay in “homes away from home” when abroad for international competitions.

Supporting SA’s sport stars

The South African Department of Sports and Recreation recently launched the Ekhaya initiative to ensure that the country’s athletes stay in “homes away from home” when abroad for international competitions.
New drive to spark local sports frenzy

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