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de Beer to defend title in Tshwane - SA under-age Championships

South Africa Juniors

Gerhard de Beer, World Junior Championships bronze medalist in the discus throw, will be one of the athletes amongst the men to defend his title at the SA Sub-Youth, Youth, Junior and Under 23 Championships.

Namibia: Mayova sets 100m national record in Germiston.

Globine Mayova continued her excellent form of late when she broke the Namibian 100m record at the Central Gauteng Provincial Championships in Germiston, South Africa.

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Mayova lowers Namibian 200m record in Pretoria

Globine Mayova won the 100m in 11.75 secs & lowered her 200m national record from 23.39 to 23.34 / Photo: Namibia Sport

Namibia - Sprinter Globine Mayova improved on her national 200m record to 23.34 secs, while winning both short sprint races, at the Athletics Gauteng North (AGN) Youth, Junior and Senior League meeting at the University of Pretoria sport stadium on Saturday.

Athletics Mpumalanga cancels 2013 Longtom Marathon

Athletics South Africa

The 2013 Longtom Ultra and Half Marathons have been officially cancelled due to financial constraints and contracting of a major corporate title sponsor for the event has been postponed to the 2014 budgetary year.

Magistrate Nair grants Oscar Pistorius R1m bail

Oscar Pistorius in court / Photo: Reuters/Siphiwe Sibeko

Magistrate Desmond Nair of the Pretoria Magistrate's Court has granted South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius bail set at R1-Million following three and a half days of dramatic testimony and argument.

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'She died in my arms,' teary Oscar Pistorius tells court

Oscar Pistorius in court / Photo: Reuters/Siphiwe Sibeko

South African Paralympic star Oscar Pistorius tells the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on Tuesday in an affidavit his version of how he shot his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's day, February 14, 2013.

South Africa: Evans confident of retaining post amid impeachment threats

James Evans, ASA president / Photo: YellowPages

Athletics South Africa (ASA) president, James Evans, is confident he will retain his position despite an attempt by more than half of its board to have him impeached.

Athletics South Africa sets March & April dates for Permit Meets

Athletics South Africa (ASA) has confirmed that one province and two clubs have stepped forward to host Permit Meetings during the months of March and April 2013.

Namibia: Kaanjuka, Engelbrecht, Nghipandulwa, Mayova shine in Windhoek

Hitjiverue Kaanjuka in action at a meet in Namibia / Photo Credit: Namibia Sport

Hitjiverue Kaanjuka, Charlene Engelbrecht, Daniel Nghipandulwa and Globine Mayova took double honours at the second leg of Bank Windhoek Grand Prix meet at the Independence Stadium on Saturday.

Athletics Namibia raises the bar as elite athletes battle in Windhoek

Namibia's Hitjiverue Kaanjuka in action/ Photo: Namibia Sport

Athletics Namibia increases its prize money for the second leg of Bank Windhoek Grand Prix Series as a record number of Namibia's elite athletes battle inside Windhoek's Independence Stadium on Saturday January 12, 2013.

Namibia: Bank Windhoek Athletics series kicks off in Oshakati

Namibian Athletes Hitjiverue Kaanjuka in action / Photo credit: Namibia Sport

More than 200 athletes are registered to take part in the first leg of the prestigious Bank Windhoek Grand Prix Series scheduled to take place at the Oshakati Stadium on Saturday, December 8, 2012.

Botswana takes Spirit of World Plan awards for Africa

Botswana's pride - Amantle Montsho & Isaac Makwala / Photo Credit: Yomi Omogbeja

Botswana is the African beneficiary of the Spirit of World Plan Awards that was created to acknowledge outstanding initiatives that have exemplify the achievements of the Athletics’ World Plan in each of the six continental Areas of the IAAF.

Fredericks wins second term as Athletics Namibia President

Frank Fredericks, President of Athletics Namibia / Photo Credit: Yomi Omogbeja

Frank Fredericks will serve as president of Athletics Namibia (AN) for another term following an elective congress held at the Etuna Guesthouse Conference Centre in Ongwediva on Saturday November 17, 2012

Road to Rio 2016: SASCOC charges SA Coaches to look Beyond London

More than 900 attendees at the National SASCOC Coaches conference/Photo Credit: Linly De Beer

More than 900 delegates from national, provincial and state federations and unions attended the 2nd annual National SASCOC coaching framework conference, which ended today at the Birchwood Hotel, Boksburg from all sport codes, including a large group of athletics coaches.

Bank Windhoek lifts Athletics Namibia with N$300,000 cash injection

(L-R) Athletics Namibia President, Frank Fredericks, Bank Windhoek's MD Christo de Vries & others during the presentation/ Photo: AN

Bank Windhoek reaffirms its commitment towards Athletics Namibia, with a sponsorship of N$300 000 for the 2012/2013 season on Tuesday.

Athletics SA sacks CEO Frik Vermaak for misappropriation of funds

Former ASA CEO, Frik Vermaak / Photo: ASA

Athletics South Africa terminates the employment of its chief executive officer, Mr Frik Vermaak for gross misconduct, gross dishonesty and poor work performance after a two-day hearing.

World Half Marathon 2012: South Africa pick Mokoka and Kalmer for Kavarna

Stephen Mokoka at CAA Benin 2012 / Photo: Yomi Omogbeja

Athletics South Africa (ASA) selects Stephen Mokoka and René Kalmer to lead the teams for the 2012 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships taking place in Kavarna, Bulgaria on October 6.

Brazil's Oliveira stuns South-African Pistorius to claim Paralympic T44 gold

Alan Fonteles Cardoso Oliveira of Brazil is congratulated by Oscar Pistorius of South Africa after winning gold in the Men's 200m - T44 on Day 4 / Photo: LOCOG

Brazil's Alan Fonteles Cardoso Oliveira produced a blistering finish to edge out defending champion Oscar Pistorius in the men's 200m - T44 final at the Olympic Stadium on Sunday.

South Africa: Semenya targets Rio 2016 for Olympic Games glory

Caster Semenya after the 800m final / Photo: Yomi Omogbeja at the Olympic Stadium in London

South African Olympic silver medallist in the women's 800m, Caster Semenya, says she will put all her efforts over the next four years into winning gold at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

London 2012: South Africa handed 4x400m relay reprieve

Pistorius waits at the change over not aware his colleague has fallen down / Photo: LOCOG

Double amputee Oscar Pistorius's historic Olympic campaign gained a reprieve on Thursday as the South Africa team were given a place in Friday's 4x400m relay final on appeal.

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