Athletics SA happy with dates of 2021 Olympic Games

2020-03-31 19:16

Athletics South Africa has expressed happiness at the announcement of the new dates of the Olympic Games by the International Olympic Committee.

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Ryan Sandes on training and staying sane during lockdown

2020-03-31 15:59

SA ultra-distance trail runner Ryan Sandes is used to being out in the mountains clocking more than 140km per week - not being confined to his home during a lockdown.


Postponing Olympics saves athletes from mental turmoil, admits Coe

2020-03-29 15:48

World Athletics president Sebastian Coe said that postponing the Tokyo Olympics because of the coronavirus has saved athletes from "mental turmoil".


UK Athletics chief shuns 'medals at all costs' mentality

2020-03-29 12:55

UK Athletics' new chief executive Joanna Coates does not want "medals at all costs" as she tries to steer the organisation through a turbulent period.


UK anti-doping chief fires warning at athletes

2020-03-31 11:05

Athletes who think they can dope due to the radical reduction in testing round the world because of the coronavirus pandemic should think again.


GOOD CAUSE | Johannesburger attempts Ironman while in coronavirus lockdown

2020-03-31 12:00

Cooped up at home during South Africa's ongoing 21-day lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic one Johannesburger is taking things to a whole new level.

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Two Olympic champions amongst 4 Russians accused of doping

2020-03-28 07:05

Four Russian athletes, including two former Olympic champions, have been charged with doping based on evidence from the bombshell McLaren report.


Hemel & Aarde Marathon (Leap year running)

2020-03-30 12:15

Heaven might not be a place on Earth, but Hemel & Aarde is a marathon in the Western Cape. A race with whales, wineries & a whole host of bizarre sightings along the way.

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SA couple to run balcony marathon to beat coronavirus blues

2020-03-27 14:34

A South African couple are to run a marathon on their Dubai balcony to be streamed online as an example of how to beat the coronavirus blues under lockdown.


Gatlin inspired by NFL's Brady, vows to race in Tokyo

2020-03-25 21:32

US sprinter Justin Gatlin says he is drawing inspiration from NFL superstar Tom Brady and plans to compete in the postponed Tokyo Olympics.

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French officials join calls for Olympic postponement

2020-03-22 20:10

The president of the French Athletics Federation said he did not understand why they was refusing to postpone the Tokyo Olympics.


Kipchoge suffers loneliness of the long-distance runner

2020-03-21 07:02

When he broke the two-hour barrier for the marathon in October, Eliud Kipchoge did not run alone, but now, as a diary he is recording reveals, he has no choice.


Invictus Games 2020 postponed due to coronavirus, says Prince Harry

2020-03-19 20:58

The Invictus Games for wounded servicepeople have been postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic, Britain's Prince Harry has confirmed.


Diamond League postpones 3 more events

2020-03-27 14:29

The Diamond League has postponed three more events due to the coronavirus pandemic, wiping out the entire early season calendar for the elite athletics circuit.


Wayde: Everyone's safety more important than Olympic postponement

2020-03-25 06:37

Olympic gold medallist Wayde van Niekerk admitted that he is far more concerned over the coronavirus crisis. than the Tokyo Olympics postponement.


World Athletics ready to shift 2021 world champs for Olympics

2020-03-23 19:50

World Athletics said it was prepared to shift the world championships in 2021 in order to accommodate a potential move of this year's Tokyo Olympics.


Track legend Lewis wants Olympics postponed for 2 years

2020-03-22 19:11

Nine-time Olympic champion Carl Lewis says he wants a delay of up to two years for the Tokyo Olympics but rejects any bid to cancel them outright.

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Olympics could be delayed, admits athletics chief Coe

2020-03-19 13:26

World athletics chief Sebastian Coe admitted on Thursday that the Tokyo Olympics could be moved to later in the year by the coronavirus outbreak.


Race report | Bielie Mielie Marathon

2020-03-25 12:59

Valentine's Day was always going to be special in the Free State & the #BielieMielieMarathon provided a great opportunity to "gooi some mielies".

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US athletics federation calls for Olympic postponement

2020-03-21 18:15

USA athletics' governing body has joined calls for the Tokyo Olympics to be postponed, urging US Olympic chiefs to push for a delay due to the coronavirus pandemic.


ASA, Comrades Marathon on same page over Covid-19

2020-03-20 14:02

Athletics South Africa and the Comrades Marathon Association Cheryl Winn clarified matters on the communication protocol over the race.


Saturday morning parkruns cancelled due to coronavirus

2020-03-18 11:22

In a statement issued by Bruce Fordyce, president of parkrun South Africa, it has been confirmed that the ever-popular Saturday 5km runs have been cancelled.


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