Author

 
Karien Jonckheere

Karien Jonckheere

    Deep Read: Team SA's Rio blueprint
    Deep Read: Team SA's Rio blueprint
    Just a touch ironic that British singer Jessie J paraded around the Olympic stadium at last night's closing ceremony belting out: "It's...
    Deep Read: The lengths Cameron goes to...
    Deep Read: The lengths Cameron goes to...
    A wide grin spreads across Cameron van der Burgh's face as he pulls out his phone to replay a YouTube clip.
    Mokoena: I was disciplined, dedicated and focused
    Mokoena: I was disciplined, dedicated and focused
    There are two Khotso Mokoenas. Psyched up, tattooed and looking meaner than a pit bull on the track, it's difficult to believe that this is the...
    Basson takes the baton
    Basson takes the baton
    When Roland Schoeman touched the wall after the 50m freestyle at the Athens Olympics four years ago, he held three fingers up, with his thumb and...
    Great expectations
    Great expectations
    There's something about the 800m.
    There is still Olympic hope for SA, apparently
    There is still Olympic hope for SA, apparently
    All is not lost yet, but there is a fair bit of panic in some South African circles as, after almost a week in Beijing, the country is yet to...
    SA look to the pool for Olympic medal hopes
    SA look to the pool for Olympic medal hopes
    China this week celebrated its own version of Valentine's Day, based on a myth involving two lovers caught between Earth and heaven. But there will...
    Swimming to Beijing
    Swimming to Beijing
    Four years ago, South Africans once again started speaking about swimming. In fact, Roland Schoeman, Ryk Neethling, Darian Townsend and Lyndon...
    Giving it stick
    Giving it stick
    When Marsha Marescia arrives in Beijing in a few months' time and checks into the Olympic village, it will be a very different experience to what...
    Cricket's obstacle course
    Cricket's obstacle course
    The Under-19 Cricket World Cup hasn't been a particularly happy hunting ground for South Africa in the past -- they lost to those irksome Nepalese...
    Prospecting for gold at the Olympics
    Prospecting for gold at the Olympics
    It was Nobel laureate Niels Bohr who once said: "It is very difficult to make an accurate prediction, especially about the future." Nothing like a...
    SA netball needs a four-year plan
    SA netball needs a four-year plan
    While there was disappointment all round with the sixth place at the Netball World Championships last week, there were those in South African...