The 2nd African Youth Games in Gaborone, Botswana have come and gone and as the National Olympic Committee we would like to congratulate our team for bringing home a whopping 92 medals, way more than the 58 medals that saw Tunisia topping the table at the inaugural Games in Morocco, 2010.
Says SASCOC CEO, Tubby Reddy: ÔÇ£Well done to our youth, you did us proud and raised our flag high. I commend you for your team effort in ensuring that we won all those medals, and making South Africa second position out of 54 countries, even though we have lodged a dispute with the LOC on their flawed medal count.ÔÇØ
Whilst in Botswana, SASCOC hosted a successful dinner for fellow African Commonwealth countries to seek their support for South Africa’s 2022 Commonwealth bid.
Meanwhile at Olympic House we continue with the count down to the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Today marks the key date of just 49 days before the opening ceremony of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Scotland.
The city of Glasgow will host the Games, which begin on 23 July and end on 3 August.
Preparation is underway to ensure that Team South Africa will once again be┬ásuccessfully┬ádelivered to these prestigious games.