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Amos keeps Botswana’s Olympic dream alive, advances to Semi-finals

Nijel Amos of Botswana fights it out with Abubaker Kaki of Sudan

London2012 Olympics: Botswanas looks up to Nijel Amos as Amantle Montsho misses podium by 0.03 secs and Izak Makwala misses qualification to semis by 0.06 secs

London 2012: South Africa select Semenya to carry flag at Olympics

South Africa - Team SA at the AAC 2010 in Nairobi / Photo by Yomi Omogbeja (All Rights Reserved)

Former world 800 metres champion Caster Semenya has been selected to carry South Africa's flag at the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games next weekend.

Montsho, Okagbare surge to Championship Records in Benin - African Champs Day 3

Botswana's Amantle Montsho & Isaac Makwala in Benin / Photo: Yomi Omogbeja

Reigning World and Commonwealth 400m champion, Amantle Montsho of Botswana and Olympic Long Jump Bronze medallist Blessing Okagbare of Nigeria coasted to new Championship records on day three of the Africa Senior Athletics Championships here at the Charles de Gaulle stadium in Porto-Novo, Benin.

African champions Van Zyl and Viljoen in Benin to defend crowns

South African Javelin record holder Sunette Viljoen

South African's reigning African 400m hurdles and Javelin champions, LJ van Zyl and Sunette Viljoen will arrive in Benin tommorow for the 18th Africa Senior Athletics Championships looking for their fourth and third consecutive titles respectively at the Africa showpiece.

Benin 2012: South-Africa selects 75 athletes for African Championships team

South African team march at Nairobi 2010 AAC / Photo: Yomi Omogbeja

Athletics South Africa (ASA) names a 75-member strong team to represent SA at next month's 18th African Senior Championships in Athletics in Porto Novo, Benin from June 27 to July 1, 2012.

Mavis Hutchison of Fish Hoek, South Africa’s Galloping Granny

Mavis Hutshison at home in Fish Hoek & Competing in Spain in 2005 / Photo Credits: Viv von der Heyden / Mavis Hutchison

Mavis Hutchison, fondly known as South Africa’s Galloping Granny and resident of Fish Hoek is, at 86, still competing in major athletics events. At the recent South African Masters Championships held in Pretoria, Mavis took part in the 100 and 200m sprints and the javelin and shotput field events, winning gold in each event.

Namibia select a team of 13 for CAA Southern Regionals in Harare

Namibian Junior Athletes in training / Photo: Namibia Sport

Athletics Namibia has selected a team of 13 athletes to represent the country at the Confederation of African Athletics Southern Region Youth Championships which take place in Harare, Zimbabwe on May 27.

South Africa to send team of 31 to Barcelona - IAAF World Junior Championships

Morné Moolman of South Africa / Photo:NemethJavelins

Athletics South Africa (ASA) has announced a final team of 31 athletes to represent the southern African nation at the IAAF World Junior Championships in Barcelona, Spain from July 10-15, 2012.

SA's Evans to represent Africa & Oceania on IAU Council

Athletics South Africa President, James Evans / Photo: ASA

Athletics South Africa President, James Evans, has been re-elected for a further four-year term as the Area Representative for Africa and Oceania on the Executive Council of the International Association of Ultra runners (IAU)

London 2012: South Africa unveil team Ambassadors at 100 days-to-go Olympic launch

SA Athletes / Photo Credit: Wessel OOSTHUIZEN / South African Sports Picture Agency

The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) today hosted the celebration of the important 100 days-to-go landmark for the much anticipated 2012 Olympics Games in London.

Mokoka hits Olympics 10K standard, Kalmer with 32nd national title in Port Elizabeth

Stephen Mokoka / Photo credit: Cuan Walker

South African distance runner, Stephen Mokoka, set his first Olympic qualifying time in the men's 10,000 metres race on the opening day of the SA Senior Athletics Championships in Port Elizabeth on Friday.

Zimbabwe’s Muzhingi takes 2012 Two Oceans ultra marathon crown

The 2012 Two Oceans Marathon mosaic

Three-times Comrades marathon winner, Stephen Muzhingi from Zimbabwe wins the 56km Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon in Cape Town on Saturday, along with the R250,000 prize money.

South Africa names 33 juniors for Windhoek Southern Regionals

SA junior jumper at AJC Botswana 2011 / Photo: Monirul Bhuiyan/Press Photo

Athletics South Africa announces a junior team of 33 athletes to compete at the CAA Southern Region Junior Championships holding in Windhoek, Namibia on April 28 - 29, 2012.

Mzazi and Ramolefi miss London 2012 A-standard in Stellenbosch

James Evans, President of Athletics South Africa

Gauteng North Gladwin Mzazi wins men’s 5000m, Ruben Ramolefi easily won the men's 3000m, but both missed the A qualifying standard for the London Olympics, whilst Pierre de Villiers set a new SA record in the men's 3000m walk, at the first Yellow Pages meeting of the series in Stellenbosch on Tuesday.

Makwalakwale wins 2012 Old Mutual Om Die Dam 50km

William Makwalakwale wins the 2012 Old Mutual Om Die Dam 50km.

William Makwalakwale win the 2012 Old Mutual Om Die Dam 50km in two hours 51 minutes five seconds on Saturday, leaving over 6 000 runners strung out around the dam in his wake.

Oscar Pistorius hits London 2012 Olympic qualifying mark again

Oscar Pistorius /Photo: LOCOG

South Africa double-amputee athlete, Oscar Pistorius, has again run inside the 400 metres qualifying time for the 2012 Olympic Games in London, this time 45.20 at a provincial championships for Gauteng North.

Stiff battle for supremacy in Cape Town - Africa Cross-Country Championships Preview

African Cross Country Championships 2011 in Cape Town/ Photo: African Athletics

Top African distance running nations, Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Uganda and host South Africa will jostle for honours tomorrow at the 2nd CAA Africa Cross Country Championships, at Keurboom Park in Cape Town.

Semenya lauds Mutola's impact

Caster Semenya in Bellville on Saturday/Photo credit: Shaun Roy / Gallo Images

Former world 800m champion Caster Semenya says she has improved both her racing tactics and technique since joining new coach Maria Mutola after she won the women's 400m race at the second Interprovincial meet in Bellville on Saturday.

Kaanjuka, Mayova shine at Namibian Athletics Championships in Windhoek

Hitjiverue Kaanjuka / Photo Copyrights: Namibia Sport

Hitjiverue Kaanjuka and Globine Mayova were the stars of the show as they both won the sprint doubles at the Bank Windhoek National Senior Athletics Championships over the weekend.

Potgieter erases SA triple jump mark at Yellow Pages Interprovincial in Germiston

Charlene Potgieter in Action / Photo credit: Charlene Potgieter page

Charlene Potgieter broke the South Africa record in the women’s triple jump with a leap of 13.61m at the first Yellow Pages Interprovincial in Germiston on Saturday which also saw one World Indoor Championships qualifier and athletes qualifying for the World Junior Championships.

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