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Akani Simbine faces world champ in final Olympic ...

Akani Simbine goes toe-to-toe with some of the Olympic favourites at the final pre-Games Diamond League meet in London ...

David Isaacson
Sports reporter

Sports minister Gayton McKenzie vows Luxolo Adams will go to the Olympics

Sports minister Gayton McKenzie has vowed to do everything in his power to ensure sprinter Luxolo Adams goes to the ...

Mahlatse Mphahlele
Sports reporter

Wayde van Niekerk will make history if he can medal in both Olympic relays

Wayde van Niekerk will make Olympic history once again if he wins medals in both relays at the Paris Olympics next ...

David Isaacson
Sports reporter

Benjamin Richardson rockets up world list with runaway 100m win

Benjamin Richardson delivered a timely boost to South Africa’s 4x100m relay Olympic medal hopes as he became only the ...

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
World Athletics will reward Olympic gold medallists in Paris with $50,000 (about R950,000) each. The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc) is offering bonuses of R400,000 to gold medallists, which would push the pot to R1.35m. Silver is worth only the R200,000 being offered by Sascoc, less than the R297,000 for third place at the Comrades. Olympic bronze is worth R75,000, lower than the R115,000 for the fifth-placed finishers today. 

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Akani Simbine faces world champ in final Olympic tune-up in London

Akani Simbine goes toe-to-toe with some of the Olympic favourites at the final pre-Games Diamond League meet in London ...

David Isaacson
Sports reporter

Sports minister Gayton McKenzie vows Luxolo Adams will go to the Olympics

Sports minister Gayton McKenzie has vowed to do everything in his power to ensure sprinter Luxolo Adams goes to the ...

Mahlatse Mphahlele
Sports reporter

Wayde van Niekerk will make history if he can medal in both Olympic relays

Wayde van Niekerk will make Olympic history once again if he wins medals in both relays at the Paris Olympics next ...

David Isaacson
Sports reporter

Benjamin Richardson rockets up world list with runaway 100m win

Benjamin Richardson delivered a timely boost to South Africa’s 4x100m relay Olympic medal hopes as he became only the ...

David Isaacson
Sports reporter

Tears of joy at capping ceremony for Olympian matric pupil Walaza

Matric pupil Bayanda Walaza received a new blazer and cap during an emotional ceremony at his Curro Hazeldean school on ...

David Isaacson
Sports reporter

‘We are attending to this matter’: Gayton McKenzie on Luxolo Adams’ ...

The exclusion of sprinter Luxolo Adams from Team South Africa for the Paris Olympics has had many rallying behind the ...

Innocentia Nkadimeng
Junior News Reporter

World Athletics confirm 35 South African competitors for Olympics

World Athletics has confirmed that a total of 35 South African track and field athletes, featuring 11 women, have been ...

David Isaacson
Sports reporter

Olympics: Luxolo Adams vows legal action after being dropped for Wayde van ...

Luxolo Adams is threatening legal action after being dropped from Team South Africa less than three weeks before the ...

David Isaacson
Sports reporter

Luxolo Adams wants to keep his Olympic spot from Wayde van Niekerk

Luxolo Adams does not plan on going quietly, it seems, posting on social media that he's not ready to give up his 200m ...

David Isaacson
Sports reporter

Wayde van Niekerk withdrawn from Olympic 400m in bid to boost relays

Wayde van Niekerk has been withdrawn from the 400m at the Paris Olympics in a move some sources say will boost the ...

David Isaacson
Sports reporter

Simbine, Rooskrantz named as the flag-bearers for SA Olympic team

Sprinter Akani Simbine and gymnast Caitlin Rooskrantz were named as co-flag-bearers for Team South Africa at the Paris ...

David Isaacson
Sports reporter

Hatherly, Lill hit World Cup podium to boost confidence ahead of Olympics

Olympic medal contenders Alan Hatherly and Candice Lill boosted their stocks ahead of the Paris Games by scooping three ...

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South Africa's top golfers sign up for Paris Olympics as Team SA tops 140

South Africa’s top-ranked golfers will compete at the Olympics in Paris, making a change from previous games where ...

David Isaacson
Sports reporter

Blitzboks book Olympic ticket with win in Monaco

They did it the hard way, but the Springbok Sevens booked their ticket to the Olympics for a third consecutive time ...

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Schoolboy gets Paris Olympics spot as rower Smith eyes historic conquest

Schoolboy Bayanda Walaza, the speedy kid with the crazy running style, was named in the South African Olympic team for ...

David Isaacson
Sports reporter