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Breaking new ground, Cape Town Marathon goes virtual

The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon 2020 will go ahead and will host runners from all corners of the planet, according to the organisers - but with one major caveat: the race will be offered in virtual form. Cape Town Marathon...

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...

No vaccine, no fans – Netherlands

Sporting events in the Netherlands may go ahead later in the year but they will do so without fans until a vaccine is developed for the coronavirus.This was announced by the Dutch Health Minister Hugo de Jonge on Thursday.Prime...

Spain mull tennis tournament featuring Nadal

Royal Spanish Tennis Federation (RFET) has announced that it is mulling over the possibility of organizing a domestic men's tour which will help in keeping country's top players in a position to build match fitness.Leading Spanish publication, Marca reported...

Covid forces FIFA to postpone U-20, U-17 World Cups

FIFA has postponed next year's U-20 World Cup in Indonesia and U-17 tournament in Peru until 2023 due to coronavirus. "The Covid-19 pandemic continues to present challenges for the hosting of international sporting events and to have a restrictive effect...

England coach Jones signs new deal to 2023 World Cup

England coach Eddie Jones has agreed a contract extension which will see him continue in the role until the 2023 Rugby World Cup, the Rugby Football Union (RFU) said on Thursday. Jones, whose contract was set to expire in August...

Klose appointed assistant coach at Bayern

Former Germany national team striker, Miroslav Klose has been appointed as assistant coach of 29-time German champions, Bayern Munich.Klose who is Germany's all-time leading scorer will commence his duties from next season.The 41-year-old has been a youth coach at...

Serie A clubs cleared to resume full training

Clubs in Italy's top flight, Serie A, will resume full squad training on Monday, May 18. This was after permission was granted by Italian prime minister, Giuseppe Conte. The Italian government confirmed that squads are now able train together for the...

NFL expands more into Africa for market and talent hunt

The NFL’s Global Markets Program expansion into Ghana and now Nigeria suggests the US sports league is now seeing the continent as a market for its sports offering. Bonface Orucho, bird story agency The NFL is ramping up initiatives and programs...
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