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HARARE BODYBUILDING CONTEST RETURNS

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The Harare bodybuilding provincial championship returns to the calendar after a five-year hiatus, with the contest set for September 30 at Empire Gym in the capital. By Freeman Makopa National Federation of Zimbabwe Bodybuilding and Fitness development secretary, Keith Chirimanzi yesterday said the association had struggled to host the competition due to financial challenges, but this year, it was back. ...

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SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX : MERCEDES FACE DIFFICULT TASK STOPPING VETTEL

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MERCEDES say they face a difficult task stopping Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel retaking the championship lead in Singapore on Sunday. By Own Correspondent Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton moved ahead of the German for the first time this season with victory in Italy. The Briton leads Vettel by three points as they head to the slow and twisty Marina Bay track this ...

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NATIONAL YOUTH GAMES IN THE RED

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INDIVIDUALS who offered their houses as accommodation facilities are up in arms with organisers of the just-ended National Youth Games held in Hwange over non-payment of services rendered. They are owed in excess of $70 000 while others have been left wallowing in astronomical debts. BY LANGTON MWINDE The government-backed games saw a record of 4 000 athletes from the ...

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HLONGWANE CALLS FOR HWANGE SPORTING FACILITIES REVIVAL

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SPORT and Recreation minister Makhosini Hlongwane has called on the Hwange community to revamp its sporting facilities in order to identify and develop talent. BY NOKUTHABA DLAMINI Hlongwane was addressing sports facilitators at the just-ended Zimbabwe National Youth Games held in Hwange. He said his ministry was ready to assist Hwange Colliery Company to resuscitate its sporting fields. “When I ...

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PAVARI SEES OPPORTUNITY, NOTHING ELSE

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WHEN his mind focuses on the forthcoming International Judo Federation World Championships, Tapiwa Pavari sees an opportunity to show what he is made of. By Brighton Zhawi The 21-year-old judoka will be one of Zimbabwe’s two participants at the global competition in Budapest, Hungary from August 28 to September 3, 2017. Pavari will participate in the Under-60kg category, while his ...

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AFRICAN SCHOOLS CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP PREPS HIT SNAG

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PREPARATIONS for this year’s edition of the African Schools Individual Chess Championships, set for Harare from August 19 to 29, have hit a major setback after organisers, the Zimbabwe Chess Federation, indicated that the Zimbabwean schools team, which is supposed to represent the country at the continental showcase, is failing to get corporate sponsorship to participate in the event. BY ...

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SA BODYBUILDING CHAMPION TO GRACE MARUME CLASSIC

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INTERNATIONAL Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness South Africa (IFBB SA) professional Earl Abrahams will next month grace the inaugural Marume Classic set for the Zimbabwe College of Music in Harare. By Munyaradzi Madzokere Popularly known as “The Beast”, Abrahams is not coming to compete but will be the special guest at the event that is being organised by four-time Mr ...

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ROWERS BRACE FOR JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

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ZIMBABWE junior rowing team coach Kristine Johnson has expressed confidence in the four-member squad selected to compete at the World Junior Rowing Championships in Trakai, Lithuania next month. BY MUNYARADZI MADZOKERE The four include Ciara Soper (Chisipite Senior School) and Stuart Duncan (St George’s College) competing in the girls-boys’ single sculls respectively as well as the double sculls pair of ...

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COSTA PAYS TRIBUTE TO HER HUSBAND

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A MONTH from dazzling the world at the Arnold Classic, Helen Costa-Sinclair plans to celebrate her monumental win with her biggest fan and husband Orjan Sinclair.BY TARIRO CHARANDURA That today is Father’s Day is fortuitous; as the 2017 Arnold Classic Women’s Body Fitness (under 163cm) winner plans to pay tribute to her partner for his love and support. “My husband ...

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HEAVYWEIGHT AT 52 KILOS

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WHILE most of his peers have left Zimbabwe to seek presumably greener pastures Morgan Nyamagwete is staying put.BY TARIRO CHARANDURA To him there is something special about racing in Zimbabwe and although he finished fifth in last weekend’s OK Grand Challenge main horse race the 37-year old still felt like a winner. “I was a bit disappointed by finishing fifth ...

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