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Athletics selections ‘bungled’

ASA administrators allegedly used the wrong data in choosing squad athletes The real reason behind Athletics SA’s controversial world championship selection policy has emerged –...

Pharo scoops gold medals at EC Athletics Champs

TALENTED Kingswood College allrounder Dwayne Pharo’s dedication, discipline and determination to the sport of athletics has paid dividends after he scooped two gold medals...

Come together to support our para-Olympians

Strong team sent to 2020 Tokyo Paralympics Tuesday, August 24th will see the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics open to much fanfare and celebration. The team of 34...

Celebrating athletes with cerebral palsy

Athletes conquer condition to succeed The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games is set to open on Tuesday August 24 and will end on Sunday September 5,...

Caster Semenya triumphs in 5‚000m but plays down Olympic ambitions

A rejuvenated Caster Semenya retained her national 5‚000m crown in the SA athletics championships in Pretoria on Thursday morning‚ winning in a time that...

Sports department earmarks R12m to help Semenya fight testosterone ruling

MAHLATSE MPHAHLELE and ERNEST MABUZA Olympic 800m champion Caster Semenya is appealing to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) against the restriction of testosterone...

Death of former South African hockey coach Fabian Gregory leaves huge void

Former South African hockey coach Fabian Gregory died aged 47 in Hong Kong on Saturday and his untimely passing has left a huge void...

Sports world mourns Mluleki George‚ ‘distinguished and decorated anti-apartheid icon’

The SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc) has remembered the late Mluleki George as a “distinguished and decorated anti-apartheid icon”. George‚ who held numerous...

Caster Semenya takes her fight to European Court of Human Rights

Caster Semenya is pushing ahead with her battle against World Athletics‚ taking the world government body to the European Court of Human Rights. Her SA...

Level 1 provides some relief to Oxford Striders

The continued easing of lockdown restrictions has brought some relief to the many sporting clubs in East London, but there is still a long...

Covid-19 cancels Cape Town Marathon

Another major sports event has been forced to cancel due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. On June 23, Athletics South Africa president Aleck Skhosana announced...

Botes leads the way at WPCA

East London-born Tennyson Botes’ star is certainly on the rise, after he was appointed interim CEO of the Western Province Cricket Association (WPCA) in...

Trevor Klose 10km cancelled for 2020

The ongoing national lockdown struck another blow to the BCM sporting community recently after the East London Athletics Club (ELAC) decided to officially cancel...

Walking the Comrades: Veteran runner hoping to complete race for first time in 12...

Paul Selby is hoping to complete his first Comrades in 12 years on Sunday — by walking it. The veteran of 24 Comrades‚ who cannot...

Postponing the Olympic Games: it’s complicated

The Tokyo Olympic Games appears to be creeping towards a postponement, an unprecedented and costly exercise that involves ripping up years of planning. As International...

Get ready for 40th Border Masters run

Hundreds expected to turn out for popular East London half marathon Lifelong health and fitness are the focus this weekend when the Border Masters Athletics Association...

GALLERY: Dale College 5km Fun Run

Themebelihle Yekela, from Buffalo Runners Athletics Club, was the first male to cross the finish line in Dale College’s successful fun run last Friday,...

Inaugural run attracts large entry

The gloomy weather last Sunday did not dampen the enthusiasm of runners as they participated in the inaugural Bramble Berry Run in Gonubie. The run...

Bramble Berry Run is on

The Bramble Berry Run will take place on Sunday, starting and finishing at Kings Mall in Gonubie. It will have 5km fun and 10km race distances,...

Runners take part in Sole Destroyer

The 21km Caltex Sole Destroyer, 9km Klinkhardt Sole Teaser and 5km Caltex Little Sole took place in East London over the weekend with scores...

Caster Semenya signs for Janine van Wyk Football Club

Mahlatse Mphahlele South African Football Association (Safa) acting chief executive Russell Paul says the signing of Olympic and world 800-metre champion Caster Semenya by JVW...

Runners raise funds for PAWS

Scores of runners took part in the annual Rhino Run, which started and finished at the Oxford Striders club premises in Nahoon on Sunday. This...

Washie not for the faint of heart

The 43rd edition of the gruelling Washie 100 Miler came to a close on Saturday, with the last runners trickling in well into the...

Narrow two-second win for Hejana in Trevor Klose

The annual Trevor Klose 10km Race took place on last Sunday morning, hosted by the East London Athletics Club in Cambridge. A closely contested men's...

Comrade’s success again

EAST London local Nowezi Mabope, 34, was among the thousands who braved the gruelling Comrades Marathon in Durban on Sunday. Mabope started to fall in...

Runners excel in Old Mutual race

A successful second edition of the Old Mutual Athletics Club (OMAC) Race took place in East London on Saturday with members and fellow participants...

Why the Caster Semenya ruling is flawed

By now, I’m sure everyone is aware of the ruling against Caster Semenya made by the Court of Arbitration of Sport (CAS) in her...

NGO uplifting youth with sport

Sports development and encouraging sportsmanship are some of the main goals of NGO Lubanzi iQhayiya, which was launched last Saturday at Parkside, East London. Founded...

Annual Old Mutual race to set the pace

The Old Mutual Athletics Club (OMAC) in East London, will host their second annual race on May 11 at Hamilton Sports Club. OMAC's Boitumelo Lepman...

First-timer wins

Endurance, strategy and good weather were key factors in the second edition of the Real Gijimas 50km Ultra Marathon which started in Zwelitsha on...

R2.5m sports gift to schools

The department of sports, arts recreation and culture (DSRAC) recently handed over sport equipment valued at more than R2.5m to more than 800 schools...

Runners shine in the wet in Buffs Marathon

The 46th Buffs Marathon took place on a wet Sunday morning, with hundreds of runners taking part in the full marathon and half-marathon. The 42.2km...

Legends school winners share prize

First tie in history of marathon BORDER Athletics stayed true to their promise of gifting winning schools with a voucher on Thursday after their participation...

Sascoc insists the continent is backing Caster Semenya in fight against IAAF despite deafening...

South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc) president Gideon Sam has dismissed growing perception that the continent has turned its back on Caster...

10 experts to testify in support of Semenya at IAAF hearing

No fewer than 10 experts will testify for Caster Semenya in her case challenging the International Association of Athletics Federation's (IAAF) proposed regulations against...

Mzansi unites behind #HandsoffCaster

All eyes are on Caster Semenya and her mammoth battle against the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) in a landmark case by the...

Paws strut for a cause in show

All the attention was on our furry friends at The Savemor Dog show held in King William’s Town on Saturday at the Dale College...

SA gov fully supports Semenya while IAAF wants to classify her as “biological male”

The South African government is standing firm behind Caster Semenya after a news report claimed that International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) lawyers will...

Legends Marathon right around the corner

On Sunday October 21, one of the Eastern Cape's flagship compendium of road races, the Legends 68, 21.1 and 10km events, along with a...

Caster Semenya makes SA sporting history

Caster Semenya’s golden upgrades for the 2012 London Olympics and 2011 world championships have scored her two unique spots in South African sports history. Semenya‚...

Trevor Klose 10km (Gallery)

The Trevor Klose 10km race took place at the East London Athletics Club (ELAC) headquarters this weekend. Pictures by Matthew Field RESULTS Open - Men Lutahando Hejana...

Organisation launches petition against IAAF’s new rule on female athletes

Johannesburg-based organisation ProBonoMatters has launched an online petition against new rules of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) that seek to regulate female...

Robbers hit ‘War Room’ of Bulldogs’ franchise

Stadium thieves were caught on camera stealing newly installed equipment worth over R100000 belonging to the Border Bulldogs Rugby franchise. Two thieves, one with a...

Cansa fund-raiser to boost care centres

THE Cancer Association of South Africa (Cansa) stands to benefit from a national project, “Supporting Cansa is a piece of cake” in a bid...

Who will win this year’s Comrades Marathon?

There is great optimism that yet another South African runner could claim victory in this year’s Comrades Marathon on Sunday. Experts in long distance running...

Manyonga parts ways with coach

Long-jumper Luvo Manyonga has split from coach Neil Cornelius. Together since 2015‚ they won the Olympic silver medal in 2016‚ the world championships last year...

STERLING PERFORMANCE:

Stirling Primary grade 6 pupil, Dominique Kamangu, competed at the Provincial Athletics Championships held in Cradock at the weekend where he came first in...

Botha breaks own record

THE annual Kempston Ladies Nite Race took place at the weekend and saw race favourite Hanlie Botha set a new course record, finishing the...

Schools set for Danone Cup

The SA Schools Football Association (SASFA) is on a drive to boost the number of schools that will play in the under-12 Danone Nations...

Shoddy stadium losing events

THE poor condition of the Jan Smuts Stadium is a big concern raising big concern among those involved in the local sporting fraternities, especially...