Category archives for: Athletics

It takes a tribe: Success & leadership principles from Eliud Kipchoge’s history – making marathon record

Dr. Victor Oladokun is the Director of Communication and External Relations at the African Development Bank (AfDB), Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

from VICTOR OLADOKUN in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire ABIDJAN, (CAJ News) – SOONER or later, any sports record will be broken. Nothing stands forever. However, there are certain records that are far more difficult to break. Symbolically, such barriers represent the peak of human limitation. In 1954, Britain’s Roger Bannister became the first person to run […]

Harnessing the power of sport to save endangered species

From left-to-right are Chiredzi athletes Promise Kanuka from Malipati,Victor Gutu and Hlengani Michael

from PATRICK CHITONGO in Chiredzi, Zimbabwe CHIREDZI, (CAJ News) – ANIMAL rights and conservancy groups are making the most of the influence of sports globally to raise awareness on the dangers faced by some species in Zimbabwe. The efforts have been taken the biggest stage, the London Marathon, held in the British capital. The Kenyan […]

Ethiopian athletes dominate Rome marathon

Rome mayor Virginia Raggi  (left) salutes winning Ethiopian ace female athlete Alemu Megertu, photo Getty Images

from ADANE BIKILA in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia ADDIS ABABA, (CAJ News) – LONG distance Ethiopian athletes showed the world what African runners can do when they dominated both men and women’s races in Rome, Italy on Sunday. Hard running Tebalu Zawude Heyi beat a cluster of 10,000 other contestants to win ahead of fellow countrymen […]

Athletics trio awaits ruling on testosterone levels

Caster Semenya of South Africa

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA  PRETORIA, (CAJ News) – THE Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) is to deliver its ruling on the controversial call to restrict female athletes’ testosterone levels, a decision that will have an impact on three athletes in the African continent. Global sports body, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), seeks the […]

Blockchain technology tipped to revolutionise SA sport

SA sport

by MTHULISI SIBANDA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – ALREADY revolutionising the financial sector, blockchain technology is set to unlock the real value of South African sport, in the process breaking a world record. This is according to a group of innovative South Africans who are making the most of this technology to build the largest decentralised […]

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