Athletics: Latest News
Lyn Eyb, 5:14 am AFKI Original
Even before he crossed the line in Paris last July to become the first African-born cyclist to win the Tour de France, Chris Froome had pledged to ensure his success reverberated around the continent. “I would like my performances here to help inspire and motivate a lot of youngsters, especially young Africans who find it very hard to believe that they can get out of Africa and get on to the European scene, or make it into a pro peloton.”
Kevin Mwanza, 6:51 am
A psychiatric report presented to a South African court on Monday said that Oscar Pistorius, an African track star on trial for murdering his girlfriend, was not suffering from any mental disorder at the time of shooting. “At the time of the alleged offences, the accused did not suffer from a mental disorder or mental defect that affected his ability to distinguish between the rightful or wrongful nature of his deeds,” Prosecutor Gerrie Nel read from a report submitted to the court, SABC showed.
Julia Austin, 11:01 am AFKI Original
American football cornerback for the Seattle Seahawks, Richard Sherman had the Stanford University campus in a frenzy when he appeared in “N-E-R-D-S,” a comedic music video shot by Stanford athletes. Sherman danced with students wearing his thick-framed schoolboy glasses.
Makula Dunbar, 8:15 am AFKI Original
Flag football is like rugby, but without the tackling, so you have a better shot of not breaking your collarbone. But you definitely will get equal opportunities for post-game brews, and you’ll master the swish-the-hips run to keep people from snagging your flag.
Kevin Mwanza, 2:56 am
Ethiopian mobile app startup AhadooTec is developing an application aimed at world beating athletes, with a view to helping local talent step up to the international arena
Kevin Mwanza, 10:00 am
South Africa used to be home to a thriving youth athletics industry however the game has changed today due to a number of challenges.