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SABC Sport delivers on cricket and rugby, where the incoming tours to South Africa make for prime viewing, while such classic events as the J & B Met, the Two Oceans Marathon, the Comrades Marathon, the Mandela Marathon and the Durban July are produced for all South Africans. Bu let’s not forget special prime events as the Olympics and the Commonwealth Games, which are broadcast by SABC Sport both on television and radio
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Nomeva off to the US

Former IBO lightweight champion Xolisani “Nomeva” Ndongeni is leaving South Africa for the United States on a trip financed by former ANC treasurer-general Mathews Phosa. Nomeva will be trained by Luis Tapia after signing a four-year contract with the famous trainer. The unbeaten 27-year-old who is also former WBF International junior-light, SA junior-lightweight and national lightweight champion, is yet to discuss with his team as to which world title or titles he should go for once he settles in the US. Phosa also reveals why he decided to help Ndongeni through the Mathews Phosa Foundation.
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I can compete with the best athletes in the world - Thando Roto

South African sprinter Thando Roto says he can compete with the best athletes in the world following his exploits at the world University Games in Taipei, Taiwan. Roto won a silver medal in the 100 metre event after finishing second in 10.24 seconds to the local athlete Han-Chun Yang, who finished on 10.22 seconds and ahead of the third placed Malik Cameron Burrel with 10.27 seconds.
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Soweto marathon opens race substitutions for runners

Event organisers of the 2017 Old Mutual Soweto Marathon have called on runners who were not able to enter before the cut-off date in June, to secure a substitution entry before the end of September. Organisers have opened a window for substitutions which enables a runner to officially take over the entry of an athlete that needs to withdraw from the race. The Soweto Marathon sold out early in June, making history by reaching full capacity for the 10km, 21km and the 42.2km marathon. Grant Panter from the Soweto Marathon race clarifies the process.
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Gold medals would have boosted our rankings at the University Games - Ilhaam Groenewald

University Sport South Africa President Ilhaam Groenewald says gold medals would have boosted the country’s rankings at the world university games in Taipei, Taiwan. She said it after the team arrived from Taiwan at the O.R Tambo international airport on Saturday, 2 September 2017. SA was ranked 44th after amassing five medals at the 29th edition of the games. They sent over 130 athletes participating in ten sporting codes. The team got five silver medals but with no gold medals.
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Lack of funds floors Tete fight

WBO bantamweight champion Zolani “Last Born” Tete’s proposed title defence against Siboniso Gonya has been floored by lack of funds. Last Born Promotions, which is Tete’s company, was going to promote the fight. Tete’s business manager Mlandeli Tengimfene has more.
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Organisers pleased with Mandela Day Marathon - Mabaso

Organisers of the 2017 Mandela Day Marathon have declared the race a huge success after around 15,000 athletes participated in the sixth edition of the event. The 42 kilometre race, run from Manaye Hall in Imbali to the Mandela Capture site in Howick, drew massive crowds and a positive response from everyone involved. New champions were crowned too as Ethiopia’s Tekletsion Kassahun Tefera went one better than last year to win the men’s race, while Lesotho’s Mamorallo Tjoka was the women’s winner. Lennox Mabaso is the Head of Marketing and Communications for the race and he was pleased with the way the weekend went. The Provincial Government of KwaZulu-Natal and the uMgungundlovu District Municipality are the main organisers of the race and this year they brought on a corporate sponsor for the first time. That investor is banking giant Absa, who have pledged their support for the next three years and Dante Mashile, head of Marketing and Corporate Relations, was also satisfied with the way the day went.
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Pietermaritzburg ready to host the World - Lenferna

2017 UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships event organiser, Alec Lenferna says preparations ahead of the upcoming Para-cycling Road World Championships in Pietermaritzburg this weekend have gone well and they are ready to welcome the World’s top Para-cyclists to Africa’s bike city.
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Usain Bolt says goodbye to the sport, Mo Farah changes gear

Jamaican and World superstar Usain Bolt took to the track on Sunday as he said goodbye to the sport he loves dearly. Bolt who said he started running at the age of 10 said it was an emotional farewell for him. He competed in the Men’s 100m and came third; he was also part of the Men’s 4x100m relay team but couldn’t finish the race due to injury. He said his biggest race was when he won the 2015 Men’s 100m race in Beijing World Championships and the regret of his career was when he false started in World Championships Daegu 2011. Bolt said he wants to thank all his supporters with the way they have supported him throughout the years. Meanwhile British Athlete Mo Farah who also announced his retirement from track and field said his last race was one of the toughest and didn’t want to lose at his home town. Farah came second in the Men’s 5000m behind Ethiopian Muktar Edris of Ethiopia and Bronze medal went to Paul Chelimo of the USA. Farah who will now put his focus on road running said his last race was not easy.
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SA finish third with three golds after Semenya’s victory on the last day

South Africa’s golden girl Caster Semenya secured the country’s third gold after winning the Women’s 800m championship in London on Sunday night, 13 August. Semenya ran the world’s best leading time of 1:55.16 to take gold whilst Francine Niyosaba of Burundi came second with a time of 1:55.92, the third position went to America’s Ajee Wilson with the time of 1:56.65. Semenya said she knew it was going to be a fast race. Meanwhile another South African athlete who was in action is Lebogang Shange who participated in the Men’s 20 Kilometres Race Walk event. Shange surprised many by coming fourth in the event with the national record time of 1:19:18 just 14 seconds outside the podium finish. Columbian Eider Arevalo took gold, whilst silver went to Sergei Shirobokov and Caio Bonfim of Brazil took bronze. Shange said he felt great and happy with his performance.
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Mokgopo motivated ahead of MTB World Champs

Top Mountain Bike (MTB) rider William Mokgopo says he’s highly motivated ahead of UCI MTB World Championships in September. Mokgopo was named in the cross-country team to represent South Africa at the Championships in Australia. The young rider, who is a final year Sports Science student at the University of Pretoria, says he is relieved to have acquired a sponsor to fund his trip to Cairns.
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World Student Games are the stepping stone to bigger things - Thembi Baloyi

The world student games are the stepping stone to bigger things for athletes. Those words were expressed by Thembi Baloyi who is going to be part of the strong South African team at the world student games that will take place in Taipei, Taiwan from the 19th until the 31st of August. The University games were a breeding ground for top athletes such as Anaso Jobodwana, Wayde van Niekerk and Akani Simbine, and Baloyi is hoping to achieve that.
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Mbah a Moute believes proper coaching can develop more quality from Africa

National Basketball Association (NBA) players showcased their talent in front of an energetic African crowd at the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg on Saturday night, 5 August 2017. Team World featured the likes of Portland Trail Blazers player CJ, McCollum, Boston Celtics, Jayden Brown and Team Co Captain Kemba Walker, while Team Africa boasted top names like Emmanuel Mudiay, Los Angeles Lakers Luol Deng and Utah Jazz's Thabo Sefolosha. Team Africa was the first to score, but couldn’t maintain control as Team World came back firing, building up a nice lead in the third quarter and eventually came out 108-97 winners on the night. Cameroonian Luc Mbah a Moute says he spotted a lot of talent during his time in South Africa and believes that with proper coaching and adequate infrastructure, top quality players could develop from the country. Team World Co-Captain Walker says that while the match was very tight at some points, the players all had fun on the court. Switzerland-born Thabo Sefolosha, whose father hails from South Africa, says playing in front of the Johannesburg crowd, was extra special for him.

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