• SA Rights Body Files To Join Semenya Gender Trial

    SA Rights Body Files To Join Semenya Gender Trial

    A South African rights body wants to be an intervener in top athlete Caster Semenya’s challenge to rules forcing her to reduce her testosterone levels to be allowed to compete in women’s races. The South African Human Rights Commission on Friday said it had filed its submission as Third Party Intervener before the European Court

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  • Kenyan Female Olympic Runner Found Dead

    Kenyan Female Olympic Runner Found Dead

    Top Kenyan athlete Agnes Jebet Tirop, who represented Kenya at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in the 5 000m, has been found dead in her house with stab wounds to her abdomen. She was just 10 days away from her 26th birthday. Commenting on the tragedy,  Athletics Kenya said in a statement on Wednesday that it

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  • Kenya’s Kipyegon Wins Gold, Breaks Record

    Kenya’s Kipyegon Wins Gold, Breaks Record

    Kenya’s Faith Kipyegon broke the record and won gold in the Women’s 1 500m at the Tokyo2020 on Friday. Defending champion Kipyegon set a new record of 3:53.11 in the 1 500m; Briton Laura Muir won silver and Sifan Hassan of the Netherlands came third for the bronze medal. “I am so happy. It was

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  • Coco Disappointed Not To Be At Olympics

    Coco Disappointed Not To Be At Olympics

    Seventeen-year-old American tennis star Cori “Coco” Gauff is disappointed she won’t be able to play in the Olympics after she tested positive for Covid-19. Coco revealed that she was disappointed at having to withdraw from the Tokyo Olympic Games. “I am so disappointed to share the news that I have tested positive for Covid and

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  • Simbine Dips Under 10 Seconds in 100m Record Dash

    Simbine Dips Under 10 Seconds in 100m Record Dash

    Fans are celebrating the new Africa 100 metre record set by South African sprinter Akani Simbine, who ran the distance in just 9.84 seconds. Simbine broke the record at the Gyulai Istvan Memorial meet in Hungary on Tuesday. It was also a career best and record for South Africa. The race was part of the

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  • Ethiopia’s Gidey Breaks Hassan’s Two-Day Record

    Ethiopia’s Gidey Breaks Hassan’s Two-Day Record

    Just two days after Ethiopian-born Dutchwoman Sifan Hassan broke a five-year-old world record in the 10 000m by 10.63 seconds, Letesenbet Gidey went one better. Hassan, 28, had run at a blistering pace clocking 29:06.82 in Hengelo, Netherlands on Sunday. She even lapped some of her competition twice before winning the race. However, her record

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