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Q&A Sessions: ‘Each generation must open doors for the next’ — Desiree Ellis

Desiree Ellis has a deep understanding of the development of women’s football in South Africa. The Banyana Banyana head coach talks to Luke Feltham about how the women’s game has changed over her 40-year career

George’s holiday in Greece with Madiba

In his book 65 Years of Friendship: A memoir of my friendship with Nelson Mandela, George Bizos tells of their only holiday together

Olympics halt good for everyone

They took time, but the International Olympic Committee have finally done the responsible thing and postponed Tokyo 2020

Covid-19 red cards major events

Sporting events, from football and tennis to rugby and cycling, on this year’s calendar are in doubt

Gerda Steyn: From the Comrades to the Olympics

The runner smashed her personal best in 2019, and will feel confident going to Tokyo in August

Jordy Smith: South Africa’s surfing Olympic gold medal hope

The little-known South African surfer who’s been a world beater since the age of 14

IOC weighs boxing Olympic KO

The IOC has been losing patience with boxing since a judging scandal at the Rio Games in 2016

Tatjana eyes the ultimate challenge

Commonwealth gold came as a surprise to her — now Tokyo 2020 is beckoning and she could end South Africa’s drought in women’s Olympic swimming

How your favourite world records are but a sham

The Academy Award-winning Icarus takes you through the shocking rules for cheating the system

​UP’s centre of athletic excellence and M&G make sport of SA’s Olympic committee

The view through a racist lens cannot see Sascoc’s contribution to the Games, writes Tubby Reddy in a right to reply.

It’s the Cameron and Chad show in Rio as SA secures first medal of the games

Cameron van der Burgh won SA's first medal at the Rio Games in the 100m breaststroke, while Chad le Clos reached the final of the 200m freestyle.

Story of South Africa’s first black Olympians keeps us guessing

A single image shows Len Taunyane and Jan Mashiani took part in the 1904 marathon but it cannot tell their story.

Olympic white elephants haunt Sochi

Cold reality hits the Russian town where vast sums of money were spent on the 2014 Winter Olympics.

The return of the ‘Awesome Foursome’

Defying swimming stars like Michael Phelps sand Pieter van den Hoogenband, the South African freestyle relay four blazed to Olympic glory.

Mbalula wants Olympics 2024 in SA

Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula says South Africa is ready to host the Olympic Games and should make a bid in 2014.

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