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  1. Blood, guts and... Glory

    Posted Feb 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... seconds ahead of Gemechu, with Nyansikera three seconds behind. North Korean hopeful Kim Kum-ok, who won in 2008, was a distant fourth. 'I felt I was going to win the whole way round, even ...

  2. Out of Africa with grand ambitions

    Posted Mar 18th 2005, 12:00am by Unus Alladin

    ... 'funny' 6 Site of Rommel's last stand in North Africa before the Germans were driven out 7 Gave the world: Hannibal ... The North Africans won the qualifying competition for the World Cup last September in Tunis and are competing in the prestigious tournament for the first time. Although they will field a young side ...

  3. Tunisia the stars of the day

    Posted Mar 19th 2005, 12:00am by Unus Alladin

    ... with an emotionally charged 19-12 victory over South Africa. Competing in their first-ever finals appearance, the young North Africans went straight to work as they provided the shock of the tournament ... late last month. It was the catalyst that put their World Cup ambitions in motion as they sprung into action from the start against South Africa, scoring two tries through Lofti Ben Mssallem ...

  4. South Africa dismisses 2010 World Cup fears

    Posted Feb 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Serena Chaudhry in Johannesburg South Africa is set to host a successful 2010 World Cup, organisers said, dismissing fears their efforts had been undermined by infighting, cost overruns and a power crisis. 'This World Cup can never fail,' Irvin Khoza, chairman of the 2010 local organising committee (LOC), said in Johannesburg after officials from Fifa had toured stadiums ...

  5. Tim Noonan

    Posted Apr 15th 2007, 12:00am by Tim Noonan

    ... because China has to show the world they can host an event of this magnitude. But do you think the stakes are higher in China than in South Africa over the running of the 2010 World Cup? China ... to Formula One races as well as major tennis and golf tournaments and NBA games. The notion of big-time sporting events and athletes is no longer alien to the Orient. Africa, however, is truly ...

  6. HK-led world sixes circuit a possibility

    Posted Oct 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com The idea of an international circuit with Hong Kong in the driver's seat emerged yesterday, as Cricket South Africa officials were impressed ... such as India, Pakistan and England all got through to the last eight, the news outside the small boundaries at the KCC was also pleasing for the Hong Kong Cricket Association. Cricket South Africa ...

  7. North Korean to go it alone in HK marathon

    Posted Feb 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Chan Kin-wa kinwa.chan@scmp.com Four years ago, North Koreans Kim Kum-ok and Jong Yong-ok crossed the finish line hand-in-hand at the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon, a sight never ... the immigration papers to the North Korea Embassy in Beijing. 'We think all this effort is worth it as we are expecting a great race between her and the African runners.' In the men's ...

  8. Philippines in hk Sevens debut

    Posted Feb 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... invited by the IRB, under whose patronage the HSBC Sevens World Series is being held with the March 23-25 event being the sixth stop in the nine-leg series. Guyana won the North American Caribbean ... Scotland, South Africa, US and Wales. Reinforcing Hong Kong's position as the largest and most international tournament in the series, the remaining seven teams hail from all parts ...

  9. Treu, they won, but South Africa's boss is still not happy

    Posted Mar 29th 2008, 12:00am by Unus Alladin

    ... Unus Alladin South Africa coach Paul Treu cast a critical eye over his charges as his team scored a convincing 40-7 victory against Japan. 'It wasn't one of our best performances ... forward to the rest of the tournament.' South Africa, who reached last year's Cup semi-finals losing to eventual champions Samoa, were quick off the blocks after Mpho Mbiyozo ran through ...

  10. Out of Africa

    Posted Apr 29th 2008, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... to pick someone for a sports team because they are outstanding Running out of poverty Josiah Thugwane was born in a poor township in South Africa. His family had nothing and Thugwane was brought ... and write. Thugwane has never looked back from that amazing day that changed his life forever. Question 3 What is a 'township'? a) a town on the coast of South Africa b) a South African ...




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