How elite athletes are staying on top for longer than ever before
Statistics show that younger athletes generally hold an edge in most codes, but thanks to various advances in sports science in recent years, the older folks are now able to extend their prime years far beyond what was previously thought possible.
Nike’s super shoes: Making or breaking a sport?
Nike recently launched a running shoe so good, it had athletes breaking records left, right, and centre, prompting calls to ban the shoes. This leads us to ask how much technology really influences sportsmen, and should we be banning it, or embracing it?
Pirates Club, one of the three oldest sports clubs in the country, is facing an uncertain future thanks to a legal dispute with the City of Johannesburg.
South Africa beat Jamaica 55-52 in their women’s Netball World Cup match in Liverpool on Sunday.
Taking the early lead, the SA team’s speed on court left Fiji stranded in their attempt to stay in the match.
The Austrian had two match points but choked as Djokovic went to 5-5.

Other sport Cape Town adaptive surfer Ant Smyth crowned world champ

‘I’m so happy to have won the world title, especially against tough competition in a close heat.’

Other sport The big meneer from Pretoria on the road to NFL stardom

Gerhard de Beer was recently picked to play for Buffalo Bills, New York’s NFL side.

Other sport Basson wins Tour Durban cycle race title

Basson powered well clear at the finish at the Moses Mabhida stadium, ahead of Jason Oosthuisen (Barzani) and BCX’s multiple Tour Durban champion Nolan Hoffman.

Other sport South Coast Bike Fest mayoral mass charity parade cancelled

The popular mass ride was scheduled to take place on Sunday morning at St Michael’s Beach on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast.

Other sport Mocké and Notten win inaugural Freedom Paddle in Cape Town

Durbanite surfski stalwart Barry Lewin won the single ski, while Cape West Coast paddler Bianca Beavitt took the women’s singles title.

Entertainment ‘Don’t rush us!’ Sumo ducks decision on men-only rule

Japanese sumo officials opted Saturday to postpone a decision on overturning the ancient sport’s “men-only” policy following allegations of deep-rooted sexism.

Other sport Thousands of cyclists to celebrate 25 years of the Tour Durban on Sunday

Gary Beneke won it in an exciting finish ahead of Douglas Ryder and Leon Olivier while Paula Cound led the ladies home in 1993.

Other sport 83-year-old Duncan back after eight years to ride in KZN mountain bike race

Duncan’s late call-up to the race comes at the expense of his grandson who is unable to ride the sani2c this year due to exams.

Other sport Clint Hendricks confirms he will defend his Tour Durban title with BCX Team

Hendricks blasted to the line in the colours of RoadCover to take the 2017 title.

Other sport Three swimmers clock Youth Olympics qualification times at nationals

The 2018 SA National Aquatic Championships and Youth Olympics Trials got off to a flying start.

Other sport Tandy ticks box for Games squad

Tandy, who finished sixth in the sprint contest at last year’s Rio Games stormed to a commanding victory in the 50m freestyle.

Other sport SA swimmers show form ahead of Games

Neil Fair was the only swimmer to add his name to the preliminary squad.

Other sport SA swimmers continue to make waves

Tatjana Schoenmaker led the charge in the women’s 200m breaststroke final.

Other sport Five more swimmers join SA Games squad

Le Clos spearheaded another impressive charge in the men’s 100m butterfly final.




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