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TALENT-DRAIN HITS TRIATHLON

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HARARE – Triathlon Zimbabwe (TZ), just like many sporting codes in the country, has been hit by severe talent-drain with many promising athletes relocating overseas in pursuit of better university education.BY AUSTIN KARONGA   This weekend, TZ hosts the Troutbeck ATU Triathlon African Cup at the Nyanga resort but sadly, as they have become used to in the past four years, ...

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ZIM ARNOLD CLASSIC TEAM NAMED

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HARARE – Top bodybuilders Helen Costa and Champion Chienderamwano lead a cast of 28 local athletes, pictured, to represent the country at the inaugural African Arnold Classic contests scheduled for Johannesburg, South Africa in May. By AUSTIN KARONGA The contest is scheduled for May 27-29. Chienderamwano, itching to call time on his bodybuilding career will be looking to exit on a ...

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BASEBALL ASSOCIATION TO HOLD INDABA

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THE Zimbabwe Baseball Association, which is being run by an interim executive, is set to have its board meeting on January 30, where they are expected to set up a date for elections to choose a substantive leadership.BY Thandiwe Moyo Since 2014, baseball has been run by an executive led by Morris Banda after the Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) ...

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LACK OF FUNDS KILLS ZIM VOLLEYBALL OLYMPIC DREAM

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ZIMBABWE’S national volleyball teams for both women and men will miss the upcoming African Olympic qualifiers due to lack of funding, the Zimbabwe Volleyball Association (ZVA) secretary-general Rangisai Mapondera said yesterday. BY DANIEL NHAKANISO Zimbabwe had initially been included among the entries for the continental qualifiers where the winners in both the men and women’s tournaments will qualify for the 2016 ...

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DEVELOPMENT OF SPORT AND SPORT TOURISM IN ZIMBABWE: TRANSFORMING ZIM-ASSET INTO REALITY

Sports Magic CEO, Henry Manzungu-Virira with the Mayor of Redcliff, His Worship Fred Kapuya in Redcliff recently

Sports Magic is a Zimbabwean sports development and management business entity. It provides strategic sport development and management solutions, organizes and manages sporting events. Sport is an important and growing generator of paid employment the world over. However, in Zimbabwe, current labor force surveys generally do not show people employed in sport as a separate industry. Surveys in different countries ...

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PARALYMPICS STEP UP PREPARATIONS

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ELEVEN years since Elliot Mujaji sprinted to gold in Athens, Greece, the Zimbabwe Paralympic Committee are hoping that their current crop of athletes can emulate that feat and reap medals at next year’s Paralympics Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Grace Chingoma Sports Reporter Mujaji won gold in the 100m race in Greece and it was the last time that ...

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HELEN COSTA WINS BIG

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HARARE – Reigning Ms Universe Figure Hellen Costa  was last night crowned Zimbabwe’s Sportsperson of the Year at the Annual National Sports Awards dinner gala that was not without controversy. BY FARAYI MACHAMIRE  The two-time Zimbabwe Fitness Figure champion was one of the few uncontested winners on a night of surprises as she rightfully walked away with the biggest prize. Costa ...

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ZIM CYCLIST SIGNS FOR US COLLEGE

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Zimbabwean female cyclist Stacey Hyslop (pictured) enhanced her growing status as one of the country’s brightest prospects in the sport after being signed by North Carolina-based Lees-McRae College in the United States. BY DANIEL NHAKANISO Lees-McRae College, which has over 60 student cyclists and a devoted cycling advisory council, is home to the 10-time US national championship cycling team. Tim ...

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EUROPEAN FLAVOUR AT SUMMER SERIES

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The 2015 motocross season is expected to come to an electrifying end with three days of gruelling action as the Summer Series roars to life at the Donnybrook Motorsport Park this week. By Munyaradzi Madzokere Four riders from three European countries namely Belgium, Germany and Netherlands are expected to add foreign flavour to this year’s event. This is the first ...

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ZIM GYMNASTS SHINE AT REGIONAL TOURNAMENT

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Zimbabwe’s Artistic Gymnastics junior team exceeded expectations after winning the silver medal overall at the 2015 Region 5 Gymnastics Competition which kicked off in South Africa on Monday. BY DANIEL NHAKANISO The Zimbabwe team, which left the country on Sunday, did not waste time to settle down, as they finished ahead of Namibia and Mozambique, while coming second to their ...

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