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MANYONGA LEADS WORLD INDOOR SQUARD

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Long Jump world champion, Luvo Manyonga, spearheads an eight-member national Preparation Squad announced by Athletics South Africa for the 2018 IAAF World Indoor Championships. Manyonga, who was named Sports Star of the Year at last week’s SA Sports Awards, leads a powerful men’s Long Jump trio which also includes World Championships bronze medallist Ruswahl Samaai and former African champion Zarck ...

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UK OFFICIALS ITCHING TO SEE FARAH RUN

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British athletics chiefs are looking forward to seeing track great Mo Farah runs in international events on the road, now he’s switched to competing in the marathon.Farah, a four-time Olympic gold medallist, is returning to base himself in Britain after splitting with longtime US coach Alberto Salazar. But the 34-year-old has denied the split is related to doping allegations surrounding ...

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VAN NIEKERK, AYANA UP FOR TOP IAAF AWARDS

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  With just 18 days to go until the IAAF Athletics Awards 2017, the IAAF can reveal the names of the finalists for the 2017 IAAF World Athlete of the Year awards. The finalists are (in alphabetical order): MEN – Mutaz Essa Barshim (QAT) – Mo Farah (GBR) – Wayde van Niekerk (RSA) WOMEN – Almaz Ayana (ETH) – Ekaterini ...

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FRANKIE CAUGHT UP IN RIO STORM

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FORMER world sprint champion Frankie Fredericks was charged on Friday by French authorities for passive corruption and money laundering relating to a graft probe into the awarding of last year’s Olympics to Rio, a judicial source said. International Olympic Committee (IOC) member Fredericks, who denies any “involvement in untoward conduct”, is being investigated over a $299 300 (262 000 euros) ...

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KNEE SURGERY SUCCESSFUL – VAN NIEKERK

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Olympic Games and world 400-metre champion Wayde van Niekerk of South Africa said Thursday that surgery on his right knee in the United States had been successful.”Successful op done and dusted. Rehab already started. Ready for the hard work ahead,” tweeted the 25-year-old star. His agent, Peet van Zyl, said in a statement: “We are pleased to have received positive ...

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VAN NIEKERK TO HAVE SURGERY

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South Africa’s Olympic gold medallist Wayde van Niekerk will miss next year’s Commonwealth Games after suffering a serious knee injury in a celebrity touch rugby match, the sprinter said on Tuesday. The 400-metres Olympic and world champion has travelled to Vail in the United States for surgery after he suffered medial and lateral tears of the meniscus, as well as ...

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SIR MO FARAH CONFIRMS SPLIT FROM ALBERTO SALAZAR AND LONDON RETURN

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Sir Mo Farah has confirmed he has split from coach Alberto Salazar and is returning “home” to London to work with Gary Lough. By Lyall Thomas The four-time Olympic gold medallist insists he is coming home because he and his family missed living in the city where he had lived since the age of eight and where his eldest daughter ...

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MIDLANDS TO HOST 2018 YOUTH GAMES

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MIDLANDS province has been picked to host the 2018 national Youth Games, where over 2 000 athletes from the country’s 10 provinces are expected to compete. BY TERRY MADYAUTA This year’s edition was held in Hwange, but the Games were generally unsuccessful due to financial and logistical challenges. Some athletes were disgruntled by the squalid conditions they were exposed to ...

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ZOC ANNOUNCES OLYMPIC GAMES SCHOLARSHIP BENEFICIARIES

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THE Zimbabwe Olympic Committee (ZOC) has announced the names of athletes, who have been awarded the scholarships to enhance their preparations for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. BY HENRY MHARA The seven athletes are long-distance runners, Rutendo Nyahora and Pardon Ndlovu, sprinter, Ngonidzashe Makusha, equestrian, Camilla Kruger, rowers, Daniela du Toit and Stephen Cox and swimmer Peter Wetzlar. ZOC said ...

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ZIM TEEN BLADE RUNNER HEADS FOR PORTUGAL PARALYMPICIS

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Victoria Falls-based teenage international blade runner, Pride Tadiwanashe Mafira, has been invited to represent the country at the world’s Paralympic games in Portugal next month. BY NOKUTHABA DLAMINI Mafira from Chinotimba Primary School is expected to compete at the International Wheelchair and Amputees Sports Federation World Athletics Championship. According to the invitation, the competitions will run from November 30 to ...

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