de Beer to defend title in Tshwane - SA under-age Championships

South Africa Juniors

Gerhard de Beer, World Junior Championships bronze medalist in the discus throw, will be one of the athletes amongst the men to defend his title at the SA Sub-Youth, Youth, Junior and Under 23 Championships.

SA top youth athletes eye World Championships qualifications in Pretoria

SA Youth Championships logo

The annual SA Sub-Youth, Youth, Junior and Under 23 Championships is set to take place at the Pilditch stadium in Pretoria from 4-6 April 2013, an opportunity for the youth athletes to qualify for the World Youth Championships taking place in Ukraine in July.

Athletics Mpumalanga cancels 2013 Longtom Marathon

Athletics South Africa

The 2013 Longtom Ultra and Half Marathons have been officially cancelled due to financial constraints and contracting of a major corporate title sponsor for the event has been postponed to the 2014 budgetary year.

Magistrate Nair grants Oscar Pistorius R1m bail

Oscar Pistorius in court / Photo: Reuters/Siphiwe Sibeko

Magistrate Desmond Nair of the Pretoria Magistrate's Court has granted South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius bail set at R1-Million following three and a half days of dramatic testimony and argument.

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'She died in my arms,' teary Oscar Pistorius tells court

Oscar Pistorius in court / Photo: Reuters/Siphiwe Sibeko

South African Paralympic star Oscar Pistorius tells the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on Tuesday in an affidavit his version of how he shot his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's day, February 14, 2013.

South Africa: Evans confident of retaining post amid impeachment threats

James Evans, ASA president / Photo: YellowPages

Athletics South Africa (ASA) president, James Evans, is confident he will retain his position despite an attempt by more than half of its board to have him impeached.

LIVE UPDATES: The Oscar Pistorius Murder Trial

Oscar Pistorius arrives at the Police Station / Photo: SAPA

Follow us for comprehensive updates and stories from the murder trial of South African Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius - Live from Pretoria.

Athletics South Africa sets March & April dates for Permit Meets

Athletics South Africa (ASA) has confirmed that one province and two clubs have stepped forward to host Permit Meetings during the months of March and April 2013.

Road to Rio 2016: SASCOC charges SA Coaches to look Beyond London

More than 900 attendees at the National SASCOC Coaches conference/Photo Credit: Linly De Beer

More than 900 delegates from national, provincial and state federations and unions attended the 2nd annual National SASCOC coaching framework conference, which ended today at the Birchwood Hotel, Boksburg from all sport codes, including a large group of athletics coaches.

When the 'Blade Runner' Oscar Pistorius meets Jay Leno

Oscar Pistorius was a guest on the NBC ‘Tonight With Jay Leno’ show / Photo: Paul Drinkwater/NBC

South African Paralympic star, Oscar Pistorius, took part in his first ever US television chat show when he was a guest on the NBC ‘Tonight With Jay Leno’ show on Tuesday.

Athletics SA sacks CEO Frik Vermaak for misappropriation of funds

Former ASA CEO, Frik Vermaak / Photo: ASA

Athletics South Africa terminates the employment of its chief executive officer, Mr Frik Vermaak for gross misconduct, gross dishonesty and poor work performance after a two-day hearing.

World Half Marathon 2012: South Africa pick Mokoka and Kalmer for Kavarna

Stephen Mokoka at CAA Benin 2012 / Photo: Yomi Omogbeja

Athletics South Africa (ASA) selects Stephen Mokoka and René Kalmer to lead the teams for the 2012 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships taking place in Kavarna, Bulgaria on October 6.

Brazil's Oliveira stuns South-African Pistorius to claim Paralympic T44 gold

Alan Fonteles Cardoso Oliveira of Brazil is congratulated by Oscar Pistorius of South Africa after winning gold in the Men's 200m - T44 on Day 4 / Photo: LOCOG

Brazil's Alan Fonteles Cardoso Oliveira produced a blistering finish to edge out defending champion Oscar Pistorius in the men's 200m - T44 final at the Olympic Stadium on Sunday.

South Africa: Semenya targets Rio 2016 for Olympic Games glory

Caster Semenya after the 800m final / Photo: Yomi Omogbeja at the Olympic Stadium in London

South African Olympic silver medallist in the women's 800m, Caster Semenya, says she will put all her efforts over the next four years into winning gold at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

London 2012: South Africa handed 4x400m relay reprieve

Pistorius waits at the change over not aware his colleague has fallen down / Photo: LOCOG

Double amputee Oscar Pistorius's historic Olympic campaign gained a reprieve on Thursday as the South Africa team were given a place in Friday's 4x400m relay final on appeal.

London 2012: South Africa select Semenya to carry flag at Olympics

South Africa - Team SA at the AAC 2010 in Nairobi / Photo by Yomi Omogbeja (All Rights Reserved)

Former world 800 metres champion Caster Semenya has been selected to carry South Africa's flag at the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games next weekend.

Mission2London: Anaso Jobodwana (RSA)

South African sprint newcomer Anaso Jobodwana / Photo Credit: Yomi Omogbeja

South African sprint newcomer Anaso Jobodwana will be attending his first Olympic Games in London. It's been a very fast rise to the biggest stage of them all for the teenager. He has surprised a lot of people, not least himself.

Oscar's delight at Olympic selection

Shortly after being named in the South Africa's individual men's 400m and 4x400m relay to the London 2012 Olympic Games, Oscar Pistorius, also called the Blade Runner, released a media statement on his website

Three African relay teams qualify for London 2012

SA & Kenya will compete in London, Nigeria misses out / Photo: Yomi Omogbeja

Only three African countries made the cut to run the men’s and women’s 4x100m and 4x400m Relays at the Games of the XXX Olympiad in London this month, the International Associations of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has confirmed.

Oke retains title, Kenya sweep 10,000m and South Africa leads medal table - Africa Championships Day 4

Kenya women lead in the 10,000m race/ Photo: Yomi Omogbeja

Nigeria's Tosin Oke retained his African Triple Jump title, Kenya women swept the 10,000m medals and South Africa leads medal table at the end of day four of the18th Africa Senior Athletics Championships in Porto-Novo, Benin Republic on Saturday.


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