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GOLD COAST, Australia, April 10 (ANA) - Botswana’s Isaac Makwala won gold in the men’s 400m in 44.35 seconds at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia, on Tuesday. Baboloki Thebe, 21, made it a Botswana double podium finish with second place in 45.09, with Jamaica’s Javon Francis taking bronze in a season’s best of 45.11. The eighth-fastest man in...
HARARE - Zimbabwe's new minister of sport Kirssportsventry believes the country needs to be more "strategic" in the development of Olympic athletes as she seeks to unlock the potential of the African nation on the global stage. Former Olympic swimming champion Coventry, who will turn 35 on Sunday, was sworn in to her portfolio by president Emmerson Mnangagwa earlier this...
JOHANNESBURG, February 8 - Justin Gatlin, who has three world sprint titles including an Olympic title (2004), has joined the list of world-class athletes who will be competing at the much-awaited Athletix Grand Prix Series in March. Gatlin, the 2017 world 100m champion and the 5th fastest ever human being in the 100m and 200m, will line up in the...
JOHANNESBURG, February 9 - South Africa's Olympic women’s 800m champion Caster Semenya says it is a dream come true to be nominated for the Laureus World Sports Awards to be held in Monaco, on February 27. "As an athlete, obviously we have goals, we have dreams, but this is one of the dreams that I dreamed, from young, watching sportsmen...
PRETORIA, February 15 - The South African government is geared to put up a brave fight next week at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) where local “heroine” Caster Semenya will contest the IAAF’s impending new rules on hyperandrogenism, called "Eligibility Regulations for Female Classification (Athletes with Differences of Sex Development)". “Through our department of sport and recreation we have established...
JOHANNESBURG, February 18 - Athletics SA (ASA) on Monday slammed the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) for what they believed to be violating the confidentiality agreement between  Court of Arbitration (CAS) and ASA. ASA made the following statement: “Athletics South Africa notes with great dismay and disappointment that despite the parties having been bound to confidentiality undertakings and ASA consistently...
HOCKENHEIM, Germany - Four-times Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton ended months of speculation about his future on Thursday by signing a new two-year deal keeping him at his Mercedes team until the end of 2020. The 33-year-old Briton would have been out of contract at the end of this season and the negotiations have been a major talking point...
Staff Reporter Retired former five-weight boxing world champion, Floyd Mayweather says he never agreed to face Tenshin Nasukawa in an official bout and had "never heard" of the Japanese kickboxer. Mayweather took to Instagram on Wednesday to refute reports of him officially stepping into the Octagon saying that the bout was pitched to him as "an exhibition put on for a small...
JOHANNESBURG, January 23 (ANA) – Kevin Lerena is hard at work preparing to defend his IBO title fight against Ukraine's Dmytro Kucher at Emperor's Palace on March 3. Lerena is addicted to physical training, so any questions about his physical state are relative. The cruiserweight is always fit and strong; it’s the smaller things that need attention, which is where...
JOHANNESBURG, November 19 - Despite a season in which she was unbeaten and set yet another national record in the women’s 800m, South Africa’s Caster Semenya was not one of the five finalists for female World Athlete of the Year announced by the IAAF on Monday. Semenya was one of the initial 10 nominees for female World Athlete of the...

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