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Egypt and SA dominate Gymnastics Championships

Gymnasts from 12 African countries were in South Africa for the 12th African Gymnastics Championships in artistic and rhythmic gymnastics, vying for Africa’s top gymnastics honours, as well as a spot in the upcoming Nanjing Youth Olympic Games. Teams from Egypt and South Africa dominated the 4-day the competition in front of a strong showing of spectators.

 

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International Tourney Showcases Future Football Stars

Brazilian football Clube Atletico Mineiro regained their Future Champions International title after a 5-4 penalty shoot-out victory over defending champion Club Tijuana from Mexico in the recent 2014 Future Champions Gauteng International Tournament. The Congolese CESD La Djiri claimed third place as they defeated Mamelodi Sundowns 2-0, a striking debut appearance in the tournament.

 

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Nigeria to South Africa: Road to Soccer Star

Many football hopefuls flock to South Africa from across the continent, chasing dreams of becoming football sensations. For some it may be a reality and for some the dream may slowly turn into an unbearable nightmare. Despite disappointment by fraudulent promises, Ganui Balogun is keeping his dream alive of one day becoming a player for a prominent South African soccer team by having hope and faith in his talent.

   

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Jump shot during South Sudan basketball game

Jump shot in South Sudan

Jump shot during South Sudan basketball game

With a light rain falling, a young member of an NBA Africa basketball camp in Juba shoots a jump shot during a practice game attended by South Sudanese refugee NBA Chicago Bulls star Luol Deng.

Photo: Tim Freccia / Enough Project

Where: Juba, South Sudan

 

 

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I Play Fair at Two Oceans Marathon

When the 2014 Old Mutual Two Oceans half marathon kicks off on April 19 in Cape Town, South Africa, athletes will be reminded that doping in sports is not cool. The SA Institute for Drug-Free Sport (SAIDS) ‘I Play Fair’ Two Oceans running team will be decked out in “I Play Fair” kit to draw attention to the cause.

 

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Martial Arts Achiever

Oussine Kibelolo is a World Champion. Originally from Congo and now in South Africa, this 15-year old, grade 11 student‘s love of martial arts is evident from how he conducts himself around his fellow teammates, and his unwillingness to give up.

Re-starting again

“Throughout my journey with martial arts, it hasn’t been always easy,” he says. “I have worked extra hard to get to the level I’m at today. There are highs and lows. The lows include having to start over again when I moved to South Africa, injuries and when you lose at a tournament.”

   
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