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Totalsports race to support Jes Foord Foundation - 12 Jun 2012

On Sunday, 22 July 2012 thousands of women will gather at the Kings Park Athletic Stadium, Durban, to take part in the Totalsports Ladies Race in celebration of the upcoming Women’s Month, and will once again support the Jes Foord Foundation, an organisation that offers free counselling and support for rape victims.      read more

Roadworks raise Comrades concern - 01 Jun 2012

Comrades organisers are concerned about roadworks around the city of Pietermaritzburg, which could affect the beginning of Sunday’s race – according to media reports. read more

Medical team prepped for Comrades - 31 May 2012

This year’s Comrades Marathon is set to have more than 60 doctors and 25 nurses on hand, according to media reports, for the race on Sunday. read more

Totalsports Ladies race returns to Durban - 29 May 2012

The Totalsports Ladies Race returns to Durban in July, taking place at the Kings Park Athletic Stadium with runners and walkers given the option of a 5km run/walk or a 10km run/walk. read more

SuperSport CEO to join Comrades field - 22 May 2012

There are now less than two weeks to go until this year’s ‘Ultimate Human Race’ the Comrades marathon hits Pietermaritzburg again. Last year 18,000 runners registered for the race and this year is expected to be even bigger, with runners including SuperSport CEO Happy Ntshingila.  read more

Athletics SA denies support allegations - 18 May 2012

Athletics South Africa has denied recent allegations that little or no support is being given to athletes to travel and compete overseas in order to qualify for the Olympic Games in London.  read more

Gold Coast 2018 confirms new chair - 10 May 2012

Mark Stockwell's replacement as the chairman of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games has been confirmed as Brisbane businessman Nigel Chamier. read more

South Africa elite praised by ASA - 09 May 2012

South Africa's elite athletes were praised by Athletics SA (ASA) this week following the climax of a relatively successful domestic track and field season. read more

Record turnout for Women’s Challenge - 08 May 2012

A record 12,200 runners set off on Saturday morning in the 19th annual SPAR Women’s Challenge from King’s Beach. read more

Students get Olympic opportunity - 27 Apr 2012

The national student championships will be hosted by the University of Johannesburg this weekend and is set to give South Africa's athletes another chance to join up with the Olympic Games squad. read more

Totalsports Ladies race entries open - 23 Apr 2012

Online entries are now open for the 2012 Totalsports Ladies Race - taking place in Durban on Sunday, 22nd July and in Johannesburg and Stellenbosch on Thursday, 9th August 2012. read more

Schools vie for top prizes at SPAR race - 17 Apr 2012

Prizes including a new laptop are up for grabs for the high school with the most pre-entries in the SPAR Women’s Challenge on 5th May, while R2,500 will go to the primary school that gets an “A” for its involvement. read more

Puma creates chance to 'race' Usain Bolt - 30 Mar 2012

Visitors to the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon Expo will be able to test their speed against world record holder and fastest man alive, Usain Bolt, in April. read more

Record field expected for Two Oceans - 20 Mar 2012

Over 25,000 runners, including defending champions and 1,500 international runners, are set to form a record field for the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon on Easter Saturday, 7th April. read more

East Cape road race hits PE - 20 Mar 2012

The Eastern Cape’s biggest road race, the SPAR Women’s 10km Challenge, is set to hit the streets of Port Elizabeth on Saturday, 5th May. The local event, which forms part of a five-race national Grand Prix series, attracted over 11 000 participants last year and organisers are anticipating a similar response in 2012. read more

Cape Town to host cross country champs - 08 Mar 2012

South Africa has been appointed to host the Confederation of African Athletics African Cross Country Championships for the second year in a row, with runners from across the African continent expected to compete at the Western Province Cricket Club, Cape Town.  read more

Two Oceans entries close tomorrow - 06 Mar 2012

Online entries for the Old Mutual Two Oceans ultra marathon close on Wednesday, 7th March, with no late entries to be taken after this date.  read more

Runners take on Trailrun for charity - 06 Mar 2012

After losing his father to Alzheimer's in 2011, local model turned sports enthusiast Chad Meihuizen has dedicated the next three years of his life to raising funds for Alzheimer’s South Africa.   read more

Nike Run Free announced for Jozi - 03 Feb 2012

Nike has announced a new campaign with the launch of its Nike Run Free.Run Jozi 10 kilometer night race. Set to feature 10,000 runners, the race is set to traverse the streets of downtown Johannesburg on 21st March, one of South Africa’s most commemorated public holiday’s - Human Rights Day. read more

Reigning champs secure Buffelspoort wins - 30 Jan 2012

Reigning individual men’s and women’s champions, Conrad Stoltz and Carla Van Huyssteen expected nothing less than a battle when they returned to Buffelspoort Dam on Saturday to defend their titles at the Totalsports Xterra Buffelspoort Full presented by Rehidrat Sport.  read more

Samsung extends Diamond League deal - 26 Jan 2012

Samsung has extended its title sponsorship of the IAAF Diamond League for the upcoming 2012 season. read more

BOA confident ahead of CAS decision - 19 Dec 2011

Lord Moynihan, the chairman of the British Olympic Association, has reiterated the BOA's confidence that its lifetime ban for drugs cheats will be upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), but added that currently excluded athletes would be welcomed back into the team if the decision goes against the organisation. read more

Athletes team up for Totalsports Challenge - 13 Dec 2011

The Totalsports Challenge presented by New Balance and Rehidrat Sport returns to Kleinmond on Saturday, 14th January 2012, with top 7-Member Women’s Teams including Team New Balance, Team My Training Day/JAG and Team Totalsports.
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Premier Zille unveils Cape Town plan at Beyond Sport - 07 Dec 2011

Helen Zille, the Premier of Western Cape, has revealed her ambition for Cape Town to become a hub for social change through sport, citing the power sport has to boost equality and to be a force for development as vital to the city’s future – and hailing the fundamental part it has played in South Africa’s development as a nation over the last tw… read more

ASA launches 2012 build-up Summer Series - 29 Nov 2011

Athletics South Africa has announced that the country’s elite track and field athletes will begin their build-up to the 2012 Olympic Games with the second Yellow Pages Summer Series in December. read more

BOA signs first sponsorship post-2012 - 29 Nov 2011

The British Olympic Association (BOA) has announced that they have signed the first tier one sponsorship deal for the 2013/16 quadrennial with sportswear brand adidas. read more

Gebrselassie launches Ethiopia programme - 29 Nov 2011

The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and the Paralympic Games has announced that International Inspiration, London 2012’s international legacy programme, has launched in Ethiopia, becoming the 19th country to join the programme. read more

Sam could lead SA bid for 2022 Games - 17 Nov 2011

South Africa's Gideon Sam, the new vice-president of the Commonwealth Games Federation, has hinted that his promotion to the high ranking position could help him to lead a bid from his country for the 2022 Commonwealth Games – according to insidethegames. read more

Old Mutual Two Oceans entries boost - 15 Nov 2011

Entries for the 2012 Old Mutual Two Oceans half marathon opened on Wednesday 9th November, with 8,000 entries received in the first two 2 days.  

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Gold Coast named 2018 Commonwealth host - 14 Nov 2011

Australia’s Gold Coast has been named as host of the 2018 Commonwealth Games, after it was chosen ahead of its only rival, the Sri Lankan city of Hambantota, this weekend. read more

London 2017 reveals Save the Children deal - 14 Nov 2011

After the city was awarded the right to stage the 2017 IAAF World Championships on Friday, London 2017 has announced that Save the Children has been named the official charity partner of the event.
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Mayor backs London as Doho offer prize funds - 11 Nov 2011

On the day that the hosts of the 2017 World Athletics Championships will be decided, the Mayor of London Boris Johnson has revealed his backing for the London 2017 campaign, while sole competition Doha have offered to pay the entire £5m bill for prize money – if they are awarded the event. read more

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