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A comeback for Wayde not impossible

It was heartbreaking for Bloemfontein's premier athlete, Wayde van Niekerk, when he, as the world record holder and reigning champion, failed to qualify for...

Oberholzer wil VS trots maak in Tokio

Die Vrystaatse fietsryer, Carla Oberholzer, wil die provinsie trots maak wanneer sy van dié week af Suid-Afrika verteenwoordig by die 2020- Olimpiese Spele in...

Erasmus to become 4th generation Olympian

The South African hockey player, Nicole Erasmus (née Walraven) is set to become a fourth generation Olympian when she will be representing the country...

Large Kovsie contingent at Commonwealth Games

The University of the Free State (UFS) will be well represented at the Commonwealth Games with 11 current or former Kovsies participating in Australia. The...

Wayde receives hero’s welcome

Thousands of fans lined the streets of Bloemfontein today welcome the world and Olympic 400m champion, Wayde van Niekerk, back home. The sprinter received a...

Today, 44 years ago, Zimbabwe withdraws from Summer Olympic Games

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) requested that Zimbabwe (formerly known as Rhodesia) to withdraw from the Summer Olympic Games held in Munich, Germany, on...

Wayde’s family arrives back in Bloem

If the scores of people (family, friends and supporters alike) who welcomed Wayde van Niekerk’s family and his girlfriend after returning from the Rio...

Bloem’s Van Niekerk smashes WR to win Olympic gold

Bloemfontein’s Wayde van Niekerk, has done the unthinkable by breaking the world record which was believed to be unbreakable. The South African sprinting sensation broke...

Today in History: 29th August

Historical Events: • 1930: The last 36 remaining inhabitants of St Kilda are voluntarily evacuated to other parts of Scotland. • 1900: The mayor of Cape Town, Thomas...

Today in History: 13th August

Historical Events: • 1902: Rotary engine inventor Felix Wankel born, • 1998: President Clinton led the U.S. in mourning twelve Americans killed in a pair of U.S. embassy...