Olympic Games

SA Learn Hard Lessons in Beijing

    The SPAR South African women’s national hockey team have had the riot act read to them in their first two matches of the Good Luck Beijing International Hockey Tournament in China, after goal-less losses to Australia and China.  

Banyana Reach for Olympic Glory

  Less than a week after suffering a humiliating 4-0 defeat at the hands of Africa’s dominant force in women’s football, Banyana Banyana tackle these arch-enemies on their soil again today, in search of that elusive 1½ Olympic qualifications afforded to Africa at next year’s Olympic Games, in Beijing.  

Nairobi Showdown for Olympics

  Only a surprise upset by Kenya stands in the way of the SPAR SA Women’s hockey team continental bragging rights, as they prepare for their final push for a place at next year’s Olympic Games in Beijing.  

Banyana Show True Form in Algiers

  Banyana Banyana progressed on Sunday with another win in their All Africa Games campaign, this time a 3-1 win over Ethiopia, and speaking to gsport on Monday, Fran Hilton-Smith expressed her happiness with the team’s performance.  

Team Isigungu Crack Olympic Entry

    Dominique Provoyeur (Team Manager/Skipper) of the all-girls’ Sailing Team Isigungu has written again to gsport, this time with the best possible news:   In case things get a little crazy tonight – just thought I would let you all know that we made it! We won the last race and qualified South Africa […]

Banyana In All Africa Action Tonight

  The African version of the Olympic Games is an important part of the calendar for many sport fanatics Africans, and apart from being good preparations for our athletes, the All Africa Games stirs all of us, even those who are not as enthusiastic, into sincere support for the team and their efforts.  

Team Isigungu Races off Cascais

  Dominique Provoyeur (Team Manager/Skipper) of the all-girls’ Sailing Team Isigungu wrote to gsport, here’s their latest newsletter:   Pinch and Punch for the 1st of the month! And with that the beginning of July, the month of truth….!    

Nike Women’s Sports Stars Making Impact

    People often ask if women’s sport is improving, and I guess the mere fact that they’re asking the question, means that we’re finally talking about women in sport and are interested in their achievements.  

Kalmer Cruises to SPAR Victory

    The quietly confident Krugersdorp schoolteacher Rene Kalmer (Mr Price Central Gauteng) rocketed to the top of the SPAR Grand Prix standings in the second of five races by winning the SPAR Mercury Women’s 10km Challenge with Bokomo, in Durban on Sunday.   

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