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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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Team SA flag bearers named at send-off banquet

Team South Africa was given a rousing send-off on their way to the 2024 Paris Olympics and Paralympics at a glittering banquet held at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg on Tuesday night. There was a buzz of excitement, expectation, and electricity in the air as they were given their final good wishes ahead of the Games.…

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SASCOC name initial Paris 2024 Paralympic squad

On Monday, 8th July, with 51 days to go to the start of the Paralympic Games in Paris, the South African Sports Confederation, Olympic and Paralympic Committee (SASCOC) announced an initial squad of 26 to represent Team South Africa. The 2024 Paralympic Games in Paris will be staged from the 28th of August to 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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