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Lythe Pillay sets sights on Olympics, with relay medal on the cards

He wont be South Africas top 400m sprinter at this years Paris Olympics , but rising star Lythe Pillay is hoping to put up a fight, and if all goes well he could return home with a medal. Pillay, a former world junior champion, secured h
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20 May 2024

Simbine aims to 'keep my head down' after clocking world lead

Akani Simbine says he wont let his world-lead performance in Atlanta on Saturday get to my head after the South African star clocked a superb 9.90 seconds.The 30-year-old sprinter, competing at the Atlanta City Games on a temporary short tr
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20 May 2024

OPINION: Van Niekerks presence in the relay will offer a safer medal in Paris

Its unlikely to happen, but it might be best for Wayde van Niekerk to drop his individual event at this years Paris Olympics . I know, its a little out there, but hear me out. The 400m event is widely considered the toughest in
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19 May 2024

Wayde's 'good advice' can help Lythe to Olympic glory

WATCH out, world: Lythe Pillay is the next 400m sensation from South Africa who can rock the Olympic Games.Following Wayde van Niekerks incredible world record in winning gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics, Pillay is part of the new generation o
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18 May 2024

New chapter for De Beers as Anglo American dims its shine

No longer a shining star for Anglo American, De Beers future seems uncertain after Anglo recently said it is looking into various options to spin off the business to set it up for success and unlock full value under its Origins Strategy, which mai
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17 May 2024

Champion Tatjana Smith wants to 'have a lot of fun' at Paris Olympics

IN what is probably a case of once bitten twice shy, the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc) has steered clear of giving a specific mandate to Team SA ahead of the Paris Olympic Games.Speaking yesterday in Joha
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17 May 2024

Sascoc unveils first 39 athletes in SA team for Paris Olympics

It is full steam ahead for South Africas campaign at the Olympic Games , with the SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc) announcing the first group of athletes in the SA team. There are still opportunities for athletes to
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15 May 2024

Junior Boks coach praises fighting spirit in comeback win against Argentina

The Junior Springboks left their best for last as they showed all their fighting spirit to down Argentina 30-28 in Brisbane in their final match of the inaugural U-20 Rugby Championship to end the competition in second place. It took a h
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12 May 2024

OPINION: SA relay teams are Olympic contenders, if theyre at their best

With medals likely to be limited on the track at this years Paris Olympics , it was promising to see how well the national teams performed at the World Athletics Relays last week, but if theyre going to step on the podium in the French capital th
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12 May 2024

Junior Boks show great character against Argentina

Philip-Albert van Niekerk kicked a last-minute penalty goal to seal a remarkable 30-28 victory for the Junior Springboks after a sensational start and a strong second half in their final U20 Rugby Championship clash against Argentina in the Sunsh
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12 May 2024