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‘Build Your Own Brand, Men Won’t Do It’ – Caster Semenya

‘Build Your Own Brand, Men Won’t Do It’ –  Caster Semenya

Olympic gold medalist Caster Semenya said women athletes should know their worth and build their brands themselves. “We need to transform ourselves. Men won’t do it – they want to lead. We need to prove them wrong,” Semenya told delegates at the Discovery Leadership Summit held in Sandton on Thursday. Dressed in a tailored pink […]

IAAF System Hacked, Athletes’ Medical Records Exposed

IAAF System Hacked, Athletes’ Medical Records Exposed

The world of athletics woke up on Monday to shocking news of a cyber-attack on International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) that has breached athletes’ medical records stored in the global track and field governing body’s servers in Monaco. The IAAF subsequently issued a statement on Monday confirming that the attack was orchestrated by notorious […]

Serena Williams Wrote A Kickass Letter About Sexism In Sports (And Beyond)

Serena Williams Wrote A Kickass Letter About Sexism In Sports (And Beyond)

Serena Williams wrote a powerful open letter “to all incredible women who strive for excellence” about gender and sexism for the December issue of Porter magazine. In the letter, which was part of the Incredible Women of 2016 issue reprinted by the Guardian, the powerhouse athlete wrote about her dreams of being the best tennis player in the […]

From Refugees To Olympians: 8 Stories Of Hope And Resilience From African Athletes

From Refugees To Olympians: 8 Stories Of Hope And Resilience From African Athletes

There is something remarkable about the 2016 Rio Olympics. Amid a storm of doping scandals, revelations of corruption within the International Olympic Committee (IOC), and a wave of Zika virus panic that has caused a sizeable number of athletes to withdraw from the games, something beautiful needs to be highlighted: the first-ever team of refugees […]

Kenya Passes New Anti-Doping Law To Avoid Olympic Ban

Kenya Passes New Anti-Doping Law To Avoid Olympic Ban

Kenya has passed new anti-doping legislation in a bid to comply with international standards amid fears its athletes could be banned from participating in the Olympic games in Rio. The amended bill was signed by president Uhuru Kenyatta just two days after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said competitors from Russia and Kenya would have […]