Category archives for: Athletics

Pistorious off the hook


JOHANNESBURG – JUDGE Thokozile Masipa has dismissed the state’s application for leave to appeal Oscar Pistorius’ six-year murder sentence with costs. In her ruling on Friday at the South Gauteng High Court Masipa said, “I’ve considered all the arguments for and against.” She suggested if the state would want to pursue the appeal could approach the court […]

Golden Niekerk unites SA rivals

Wayde van kerk

TINTSWALO BALOYI JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SPORT has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. IN a rare show of unity, South Africa’s rival political parties, beset by tensions over just-concluded polls, have put aside their differences and rallied behind the country’s new golden boy, Wayde van Niekerk. This follows […]

Jeptoo crisis latest blot in Kenya’s tainted athletics history

Kenya’s marathon runner, Rita Jeptoo

from MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – THE travails of Kenya’s marathon runner, Rita Jeptoo, with the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) lends a human face to a country whose world domination in athletics is shrouded in a doping storm just weeks away from the Rio Olympics. Jeptoo (35), a triple […]

Athletes go green going for gold

ke paralympic team

From MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya NAIROBI, (CAJ News) -AS the stars of the Kenyan Paralympics Team prepare to set off for Rio, they will visit the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) headquarters in Nairobi to support the Green Passport Campaign promoting responsible travel to the Rio Olympics. The team, led by Bernard Kosgei Kipng’etich […]

Manja wins MTN annual race


GIFT NDOLWANE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – DAVID Manja has emerged the winner of the annual MTN 21km half-marathon. More than 6 100 hopefuls participated at the third edition of the race. Manja pocketed R21 000 for finishing ahead in 1 hour, 6 minutes and 19 seconds. “This is a well organised and well attended run […]

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