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IOC's Rogge & UN's Ban-ki-Moon set for weekend visit to OYDC in Lusaka

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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Jacques Rogge and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will make a joint visit to the Olympic Youth Development Centre and other community sports projects this upcoming weekend in Lusaka, Zambia.

Diamond returns with win over Herunga at Khomas Regionals

Hitjiverue Kaanjuka leads men's 100m / Photo: Namibia Sport

Returning sprinter Merlyn Diamond wins the women's 100m as the Khomas Athletics Region held its final preparation trials on Saturday at the Independence Stadium in Windhoek, ahead of this weekend’s National Athletics Championships.

Namibia: Khomas Athletics Championships holds February 18th

Photo: Namibia Sport

The annual Khomas Region Track and Field Championship is billed for Saturday, February 18 at the Independence Stadium, Windhoek.

SASCOC lauds Oscar Pistorius on Laureus award

Oscar Pistorius of South Africa at the Winners Studio during the 2012 Laureus World Sports Awards at Central Hall Westminster on February 6, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Tom Shaw/Getty Images for Laureus)

South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) president Gideon Sam congratulated "blade runner" Oscar Pistorius on Tuesday for winning the 2012 Laureus World sportsperson of the year award.

Ngamole, Bosman are South African champions, eye Olympic squads

SA's Coolboy Ngamole / Photo credit: Centerblog.net

Coolboy Ngamole made a strong bid for the country's Olympic Games squad on Sunday, setting his second qualifying time to win the SA Marathon Championships in George, whilst Charne Bosman defended her women's title, but missed the Olympic A-standard by nearly five minutes.

South Africa's Zola Budd receives trophy 28 years later

Former world record holder & SA sensation Zola Budd / Photo: GlobeRunner.org

Former world record holder & barefoot running sensation Zola Budd received her Newsmaker of the Year trophy on Friday, 28 years after she had been selected to get the award by the Johannesburg Press Club.

Bank Windhoek Grand Prix to conclude in Windhoek on Saturday

Reigning sprint champion, Jesse Urikhob in action / Photo Credit: Namibia Sport

The Athletics Namibia’s 2012 year plan will kick off this weekend with the conclusion of the third and final leg of the Bank Windhoek Grand Prix series.

Record turnout at Namibian athletics coaching course

Namibia Training Clinic in Windhoek / Photo credit: Namibia Sport

The annual Athletics Course and Training Camp organised by Quinton Steele Botes, which started on Monday at Windhoek’s Independence Stadium, Namibia has drawn a record 357 participants.

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