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With the Olympics a year away, SA swimming prospects shine brightly

With the Olympics a year away, SA swimming prospects shine brightly by ZwemZa on July 30th, 2019   Gold medalist South Africa’s Zane Waddell, centre, stands with silver medalist Russia’s Evgeny Rylov, left, and bronze medalist Russia’s Kliment Kolesnikov following the men’s 50m backstroke final at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea on Sunday. Photo: AP Photo/Lee Jin-man With the Olympic Games in Tokyo now less than a year away, the South African swimming team finishing with four medals at the recently concluded World Championships is a promising sign. Zane...

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South African Kitesurfer Wins 2019 Extreme Crown at International Competition

South African Kitesurfer Wins 2019 Extreme Crown at International Competition South African kitesurfer Ross-Dillon Player came out on top in an extreme international competition on a wild day in Zandvoort, Netherlands. Ross-Dillon Player (winner), Lasse Walker, Oswald Smith and Liam Whaley celebrate during the price giving of Red Bull Megaloop in Zandvoort, Netherlands on 8 June, 2019. // Ydwer van der Heide / Red Bull Content Pool After a two-year wait, wind and waves finally aligned to create perfect conditions for extreme kitesurfing competition Red Bull Megaloop,...

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Sheldon van der Linde completes 2019 BMW DTM driver line-up as the first South African in the DTM.

Sheldon van der Linde completes 2019 BMW DTM driver line-up as the first South African in the DTM. Sheldon van der Linde will make his DTM debut with BMW Motorsport in 2019, completing the BMW driver line-up. He will be 19 years and 356 days old when the season gets underway at Hockenheim on 5th May 2019, just 45 days older than BMW works driver Joel Eriksson was when he made his debut last year. DTM Munich. Sheldon van der Linde (RSA) will make his DTM debut with BMW Motorsport in 2019, completing the BMW driver line-up. He will be 19 years and 356 days old when the season gets underway...

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SA Rugby Contracting model overhauled

Revealed: Contracting model overhauled The Boks sing the anthem at Twickenham SA Rugby has announced that they will no longer directly contract Springboks, while provincial unions have agreed to a cap on player budgets. According to a release from SA Rugby on Friday, a creative overhaul of the South African player contracting model will ‘lead to improved use of resources, greater national and provincial alignment and improved succession planning at Springbok level’. The ground-breaking system was achieved through unprecedented co-operation between SA Rugby, the rugby employers (the...

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AfriForum threatens to take Netball SA to the Court of Arbitration for Sport

AfriForum threatens to take Netball SA to the Court of Arbitration for Sport AfriForum have threatened to take Netball SA (NSA) to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne if they don’t abolish racial quotas when selecting the Gauteng U12 to U18 schools teams. AfriForum chief executive Kallie Kriel said they have obtained the score sheets of the selectors and they show that 56 white schoolgirls were excluded from provincial teams based on their race. “These score sheets prove that 56 white girls‚ who should have been selected to the teams on merit according to the selectors’...

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Caster Semenya: IAAF to fight Swiss court testosterone ruling

Caster Semenya: IAAF to fight Swiss court testosterone ruling The IAAF said Tuesday it will fight a Swiss court decision to suspend its rules obliging athletes, including double Olympic champion Caster Semenya, to lower their testosterone levels in order to compete in certain events. Switzerland's highest court on Monday temporarily suspended the IAAF rules following an appeal by Semenya, the South African who won the women's 800 metres at the 2012 and 2016 Olympics. The athlete was contesting a decision by the Court of Arbitration for Sport which previously found that the rules were...

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