Friday, May 24, 2024

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How trail running’s focus on health is enabling a zero-tolerance doping culture.

Trail running, of all the athletics disciplines, would appear the least likely to attract drug cheats. One definition of the sport is "running in the heart of nature". The sport's promotion of a healthy lifestyle would appear to make...

NBA fine 76ers exec Morey $50,000 for Harden tweet

Philadelphia 76ers' president of basketball operations Daryl Morey, whose tweet last year about Hong Kong protesters led to an NBA-China rift, is in trouble again for another social media posting. The NBA said Monday it has issued Morey a $50,000...

The Cape Town Marathon: engaging legends for peace

The participation of some of the greatest athletes of all time in this year’s Sanlam Virtual Cape Town Marathon has created an opportunity for the marathon to grow into a global phenomenon with massive social impact, if you listen...

MASKED AND MUTED OLYMPICS WILL STILL DOMINATE CROWDED 2021

The rescheduled Tokyo Olympics will be the centerpiece of a crammed sporting year in 2021 as sports administrators who had their calendars wiped away by the coronavirus pandemic try to fill the gaps even as a second wave hits. While...

Trouble with the Comrades

OPEN LETTER TO COMRADES RUNNERS DearComrades Marathon Runner, Much has transpired in the six weeks since I last addressed you on 6 April regarding the then- uncertainty as to the status of the 2020 Comrades Marathon, since which the race was...

This Mountain Kingdom’s Ultra marshall is a multitasker on a mission

The taxi, fully laden with items bound for the next ultra marathon refreshment station, bumps along what is little more than a track, way up in one of Africa's highest mountain ranges. It has left behind the Sani Stone...

It’s a red letter day as running’s elite and Cape Town’s city runners prepare...

Two years ago Stillwater Sports CEO Michael Meyer spoke of his vision of the Absa RUN YOUR CITY 10km series becoming the best road running series in the world.  Sunday’s Absa RUN YOUR CITY CAPE TOWN 10km is likely...

Africa’s Future Looks Bright: How Sports Will Play a Key Role

A guest opinion piece by Chase McCarthy It is well known that sports have an immense socio-economic and cultural impact on the communities in which they operate.  From professionals to youth, sports impact a multitude of facets within a community...

South African cricketers raise fists in anti-racism gesture

South African players raised their fists Saturday (December 26) in an anti-racism gesture at the start of their two-Test series against Sri Lanka at SuperSport Park in Centurion, in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. The team issued a...

Can African football rise above the “age” conundrum?

“The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic “ - John Fitzgerald Kennedy  In a span of just 8 years - from 1985 to 1993...
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