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Simbine sprints out of Bolt’s shadow
Simbine sprints out of Bolt’s shadow
Team South Africa touched down in the blistering Doha heat earlier this week. Much of the squad, comprising five women and 26 men, arrived...
Use Nike’s model to expand your small business
Use Nike’s model to expand your small business
I have just finished reading Shoe Dog by Phil Knight, the founder of Nike Inc. I recommend that any person with a business dream read the...
Munyai and the art of training
Munyai and the art of training
Clarence Munyai was in the stands for Noah Lyles’s imperious 200m run at the Paris leg of the Diamond League circuit last weekend. He admits to...
Caster to appeal CAS ruling
Caster to appeal CAS ruling
Caster Semenya has announced that she will ask the Swiss Federal Supreme Court to set aside the decision of the Court of Arbitration for Sport...
Police probe bugging at Sascoc's Olympic House
Police probe bugging at Sascoc's Olympic House
Police are investigating sensational claims of “covert” bugging at the office of South Africa’s Olympic sports body, Sascoc, and at the home...
Caster runs into trouble again
Caster runs into trouble again
Caster Semenya’s future in athletics has once again been called into question after a recent study, jointly funded by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and the World Anti-Doping Agency, found that women athletes with high levels of testosterone have a...
Namibia's great athlete quits Olympic post amid scandal
Namibia's great athlete quits Olympic post amid scandal
In Namibia, few are more admired than Frankie Fredericks. Long after he retired from athletics, he remains a national hero.
Bolt helps new track series streak out of starting blocks
Bolt helps new track series streak out of starting blocks
Eight-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt secured a classy win for his All-Stars team with two impressive runs on the final night of the inaugural...
Faster Caster is just hitting her stride and might be on her way to new world record
Faster Caster is just hitting her stride and might be on her way to new world record
Caster Semenya calls Toby Sutcliffe “Dad”. Sutcliffe, the brains behind the High Performance Centre (HPC) at the University of Pretoria (Tuks),...
Nature and nurture tell a big part of the story about two of SA's Rio-bound athletes
Nature and nurture tell a big part of the story about two of SA's Rio-bound athletes
Sitting not far apart in economy class on an aircraft bound for Canada six years ago were two singular young South African athletes. They were part...
Rio 2016 Olympics: Win or lose, Caster Semenya will run into an ugly firestorm
Rio 2016 Olympics: Win or lose, Caster Semenya will run into an ugly firestorm
When Caster Semenya won the world championship 800m final in Berlin in 2009, she was rewarded with a ban on competing on top of a crushing...
Homecoming of sorts for hurdles coach
Homecoming of sorts for hurdles coach
One of the more interesting sideshows in the pre-Olympics merry-go-round concerns the role of women coaches – particularly on the track. ...

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