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Weird, wonderful World Cup awaits

Asked to forecast the actions of Russia ahead of World War II, Winston Churchill uttered the memorable phrase, “Russia is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.” As … Continue Reading →


Sport heroes can be found in the most unexpected places

IImagine running over halfway to the moon. If it sounds like a crazy idea, that’s probably because it is, although it never stopped Bruce Fordyce, who this week clocked up … Continue Reading →


Monster sport year awaits

There’s massive cricket and rugby to come, but everything in the world of sport in 2018 will be dwarfed by the soccer World Cup in Russia. The marketers like to … Continue Reading →


A sports year best forgotten

Anyone who has been to Potchefstroom will tell you that very little goes on in the North West town. It’s quiet and dull, the sort of place you’d want to … Continue Reading →


SA racing teeters as Mister Big faces his reckoning

  • By ClintonV
  • December 18, 2017
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When you’re eating baked beans out of a tin can and wondering where the next meal is coming from, you probably don’t shed too many tears about the state of … Continue Reading →


SA sport paying the price for big-ticket vanity projects

  • By ClintonV
  • October 30, 2017
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“You don’t build the church for Easter Sunday,” the saying goes, a lesson that South African sport has demonstrably failed to heed. In our obsession to be big and bold, … Continue Reading →


SA soccer’s blame game misses the point

  • By ClintonV
  • September 11, 2017
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With all the predictability of a political scandal, the chorus whipped up fast and loud after Bafana Bafana reached for the World Cup exit door in Durban last week. Time … Continue Reading →


The danger of sportsmen as role models

  • By ClintonV
  • September 4, 2017
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One of the inevitable memes floating around social media in the aftermath of “The Money Fight” reflected a picture of Floyd Mayweather now being “51-0 – if you include the … Continue Reading →


Summer in the city at Prospect Park

  • By ClintonV
  • August 22, 2017
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A walk through Central Park

  • By ClintonV
  • August 22, 2017
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