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Simmers feels right at home in France

By GARY LEMKE For Mathrin Simmers home is where rugby takes her. At the age of 36 she is oldest member of the Team SA women’s sevens and also the most experienced. She is closing in on 100 matches for her country and could well reach that figure in the coming weeks. …

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Leygonie ready to showcase his tricks

By GARY LEMKE You’ve probably heard the expression of getting back on your bike after a fall. It’s a way of saying that when life comes at you and knocks you down, stand up, dust yourself off and carry on again.  Vincent Leygonie lives that every day. Literally, as they say. The…

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SASCOC provides latest Team SA Olympic update

With three weeks to the opening ceremony of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, on Friday, July 5th, the South African Sports Confederation, Olympic and Paralympic Committee (SASCOC) provided an updated list of athletes and management that have been selected to represent Team South Africa. The names of 27 athletes were added to the…

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Second group of Team SA athletes for Paris named

The South African Sports Confederation, Olympic and Paralympic Committee (SASCOC) gave Team South Africa's representation for the Paris Olympics a considerable boost when additional names and sporting codes were revealed at Wednesday's second announcement in Johannesburg. In addition, SASCOC further revealed financial incentives for medallists. Filled with pride, Mr Barry Hendricks, President of the…

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Paris countdown reaches 100 days to go

Get ready to cheer because Team SA is revving up the excitement as we mark the 100-day countdown to the Paris Games! On Wednesday, the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) and Team SA, along with the entire Olympic family, joined the global celebration. This milestone holds special significance for Paris as the…

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One year to Paris 2024 Olympics and Paralympics: Team SA sign pre-games training facilities agreements with three cities in France

The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) have announced the signing of agreements with three cities in France on Thursday, July 13, 2023, at an event hosted by the South African embassy in France.  The event was attended by the mayors from the three cities, local media and key stakeholders.  The three cities…

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