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04
JUN

Power of Sport at 'Just Challenge Africa 2019'

Over $400,000 was raised by the incredible Just Challenge Africa trek that took place in South Africa, an event that championed Sport for Good, and also saw five Laureus-backed programmes around the world all benefit.
100 people from all across the globe laced up their hiking boots traversing over 100km through the Drakensberg World Heritage site in a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that pushed everyone right to their physical limits.
In the latest episode of the Power of Sport the likes of rugby legends Bryan Habana, Brian O'Driscoll, Jean de Villiers together with fellow ambassadors Annabelle Bond and Dan Nicholl tell the tale of this extraordinary event that united people around the world for a common goal.
04
APR

Celebrating Laureus SA's newest Ambassador: Dean Furman

The latest episode of the Power of Sport is action-packed! We have an exclusive catch-up with our newest Ambassador, Dean Furman, not just about what the recognition means to him but also about the exciting news of Bafana Bafana's qualification for AFCON and Dean's take on what expectations are ahead of that; we hear from Proteas batsman Aiden Markram on their day out with Waves for Change in Cape Town, Ron Rutland checks in from Iran on his latest, crazy adventure riding his bike from London to the start of the Rugby World Cup - in Japan - and not trying not to curse the Springboks, again, AND Banyana coach Desiree Ellis spends a very special afternoon at LIV Village. It's a must-listen!
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27
FEB

Laureus World Sports Awards 2019

Highlights from the 19th Laureus World Sports Awards held in Monaco. This year's episode features not only the best of the acceptance speeches and red carpet comments, Jean Smyth also sources contributions from the South African contingent attending the awards!
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30
JAN

2019: The Sporting Year Ahead

One of South Africa's great sports stories of 2018 was the success of Banyana Banyana qualifying for a first ever World Cup Finals. We speak to the coach of the team and Laureus Ambassador Des Ellis to reflect on her last 12 months and the major challenge now ahead for her team. Plus, it's a bumper sporting year so we find out what the likes of Zanele Mdodana, Shaun Pollock, Schalk Brits and Corne Krige are most looking forward to while the Laureus World Sports Awards are just around the corner; and it's a final chance to push for Springbok captain Siya Kolisi to take his place on the famous red carpet of Monaco!
06
AUG
2018

#Mandela100 Special Episode

In the year that Nelson Mandela would have turned 100, the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation and its South African Chairman, Morne du Plessis, walked to Ellis Park to pay tribute to his memory. The hallowed turf upon which Madiba’s Magic united a nation, Ellis Park, played host to programmes from around the country who gathered, in many ways, to pay tribute to his legacy on Mandela Day. In this special edition, Jean Smyth hears from real-life South African heroes living among us who, through sport, are changing lives and granting hope to where before there was only despair.
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28
JUL
2018

Jonathan Hill special episode

He's still fairly new in the job but the CEO of Laureus Jonathan Hill, has already made a big impact! The man from Leeds, with an illustrious career in sport, fills us in on his background, his drive and what his vision is for the organisation going forward. Plus, he reveals his guilty sporting pleasure and tells us about his role in creating one of football's most prominent catch-phrases.
29
MAR
2018

Laureus World Sports Awards 2018 SPECIAL

What a night! The Laureus World Sports Awards, yet again, wowed all with Roger Federer taking top honours. Power of Sport host Jean Smyth goes 'behind the scenes' to bring you this Special Edition featuring unique insights into one of the sporting world's most high-profile events. Hear from Federer at his majestic best, as well as Bryan Habana, Caster Semenya, Steve Waugh, Edwin Moses, Sean Fitzpatrick, Ryk Neethling, Dan Carter, Morne du Plessis, Akani Simbine, Craig Nossel and Mercedes Benz SA as they walked the red carpet. And then we go inside the Salle des Etoiles where Hollywood star Benedict Cumberbatch played host to the event in which the true Power of Sport was celebrated.

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