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Fear and uncertainty grip sports due to Covid-19 outbreak

Bankruptcy? Quarantine centres? SA’s sporting bodies are facing their greatest-ever challenge

Athletes test their medal mettle

With Caster Semenya out of the running,  can other leading athletes deliver on the nation’s  high expectations?

‘Fight for Caster Semenya, fight for our nation’

Sports minister urges South Africans to support Caster Semenya against ‘discriminatory’ rules

IAAF, ASA agree court must rule on female classification

​Presidents from Athletics South Africa and the IAAF met to discuss their positions on the latter's new eligibility regulations

Athletics SA in Caster’s corner, challenging IAAF’s ruling

The new rule, which will become active from November 1 this year, directly impacts South Africa's double Olympic gold medallist Caster Semenya

Rio 2016 Olympics: Win or lose, Caster Semenya will run into an ugly firestorm

She seems a shoo-in to clinch the 800m gold in Rio. But the only certainty is yet more controversy.

SA saddened by Mulaudzi’s untimely death

President Jacob Zuma says SA has lost a true hero and disciplined athlete in Mbulaeni Mulaudzi, who died in a car crash on Friday.

African Championships: Cash-strapped ASA races against the clock

Financially crippled ASA has been asked to reassess the team selected for the African Championships, less than two weeks before the event.

Is ASA’s poor track record doomed to persist with a tarnished leader?

Instead of starting afresh with this weekend's leadership elections, most of the candidates put forward have a tarnished history. Denial is rife.

‘Visionary leadership’ continues to elude ASA

After three years of bannings, power struggles, suspensions and restructuring, Athletics South Africa is still a mess.

ASA appoints seven-member ad hoc committee

Athletics South Africa has appointed a seven-member ad hoc committee to run the sport for the next three months.

SA athletics hits the wall running, again

An ASA palace coup finds itself on the wrong side of the IAAF and with no local sports authorities rushing out to support it.

Semenya to miss IAAF World Champs

Despite efforts by Athletics SA to obtain an exemption, Caster Semenya will not be part of a 27-member team at the IAAF World Championships in Moscow.

ASA suspension leaves SA athletes high and dry

Sascoc's decision to suspend ASA is all about positions and egos, angry sportspeople claim.

SA athletes going to championships amidst ASA spat

South Africa's athletes will attend the world championships in Moscow, despite the country's Olympic committee cutting ties with Athletics SA.

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Smokers hold thumbs for cigarette ban to be lifted

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