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NAAZ TO SET UP REGIONAL OFFICES

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National Athletics Association of Zimbabwe (Naaz) president, Tendai Tagara, who was re-elected into office on Saturday, said he is eager to set up two regional offices in Harare and Bulawayo. BY KENNETH NYANGANI One of his goals is to see more local athletes participating at international events. Tagara was re-elected unopposed in elections in Mvuma, where all executive members retained ...

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SEVEN AFRICANS VYING FOR IAAF AWARDS

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South Africa and Kenya headline Africa’s list of nominees for the 2016 IAAF Athletes of the Year awards, set to be announced in Monaco on December 2. South Africa’s Wayde van Niekerk and Caster Semenya are named on the list of 10 male and 10 female athletes shortlisted for the top prize. Kenya’s David Rudisha, Eliud Kipchoge, Censeslus Kipruto and ...

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BOLT TO RUN LAST RACE IN JAMAICA

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Jamaica’s Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt will run his last race on home soil at June’s Racers Grand Prix before retiring from competition two months later, he said on Friday. The 30-year-old, who won the 100 metres at this year’s Racers Grand Prix, has already said he plans to retire from the sport after the August 5-13 world championships in ...

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VUMBA HALF MARATHON ON

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NATIONAL Athletics Association of Zimbabwe (NAAZ) president Tendai Tagara is hoping for an improved race at this year’s Old Mutual-sponsored Vumba Mountain Half-Marathon set for October 10 in Manicaland province. BY KENNETH NYANGANI The prestigious annual event is, as has been the norm, set to attract the country’s top athletes. Veteran administrator Tagara said preparations for the race were at ...

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BOLT LEAVES DOOR OPEN FOR 2017 WORLDS

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Usain Bolt has left the door open to running in both the 100 and 200 metres at next year’s world championships where he said he will be more focused on protecting his legacy than topping his world records. The Jamaican, who last month drew down the curtain on his Olympic career by securing a sweep of the sprint titles for ...

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RUSSIAN HACKERS LEAK BILES AND WILLIAMS FILES

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The World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) has condemned Russian hackers for leaking confidential medical files of star US Olympic athletes. Gold medalists Serena Williams of the United States and Venus Williams of the United States celebrate during the medal ceremony for the Women’s Doubles Tennis on Day 9 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the All England Lawn Tennis and ...

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I’M NOT THE NEXT BOLT, WARNS THOMPSON

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Double Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thompson insisted on Thursday that she was not the female version of Jamaican teammate Usain Bolt, who sealed a treble-treble of Olympic golds in last month’s Rio Games. Source – Supersport Thompson blasted to victories in both the 100 and 200 metres in the Brazilian city to mirror Bolt’s feat and is unbeaten this season, ...

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PARALYMPIC GAMES OPEN AT RIO’S MARACANA WITH STUNNING CEREMONY

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The Rio Paralympics got under way with a stunning opening ceremony on Wednesday at the Maracana Stadium. By Dev Trehan The iconic stadium was packed with supporters and 4,350 athletes from 160 nations, staged on Brazil’s Independence Day, just two-and-a-half weeks after the Olympics. The central theme of the opening ceremony was “Everybody has a heart” with the president of ...

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NYAHORA DEFENDS HER TITLE IN STYLE

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After a race in which the lead changed hands several times, Rutendo Nyahora (Nedbank) stormed to the front to win the SPAR Women’s 10km Challenge at SuperSport Park in Centurion for the second year in a row. She finished in 35.25 minutes and was followed by Diana-Lebo Phalula (Boxer), in 35.40. Newcomer Glenrose Xaba (Eskom) was third in 36.16 minutes, ...

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SEMENYA LEADS RIO REPEAT IN ZURICH

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It was a case of different day but the same result as Caster Semenya led an Olympic 1-2-3 home in the Diamond League meeting in Zurich, Switzerland, on Thursday night. By Mark Etheridge (Sascoc) Crowned Olympic 800m champion just 11 days ago, Semenya ran with Swiss precision to clock a winning time of 1min 56.44sec for the two-lap affair. Behind ...

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