Mbalula laments slow change

2014-04-05 22:00

Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula says athletics, cricket, football, netball and rugby are falling behind with transformation.

SA ponders Commonwealth bid

2014-02-11 12:00

The South African government is considering the possibility of hosting the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Boost for local athletes

2013-11-19 18:00

South Africa’s top athletes will be spending more time at European training camps in the build-up to the 2016 Olympic Games.

Sam calls for improved admin

2013-09-11 18:00

Gideon Sam insists South African sport is not falling behind, but feels that administrative issues are key stumbling blocks.

Sascoc cuts ties with ASA

2013-06-23 12:06

Athletics SA has been suspended by SA's Olympic governing body after its members ignored the sanctions placed on its board.

ASA 'needs a good samaritan'

2013-05-11 13:27

Only a good samaritan with deep pockets can help Athletics SA out of its financial woes, says Sascoc president Gideon Sam.

SASCOC helps struggling ASA

2013-02-13 14:37

SASCCOC has stepped in to help the country's embattled athletics federation, as in-fighting continues within ASA's executive board.

Stander a true gentleman: Sam

2013-01-03 22:03

SASCOC president Gideon Sam says deceased mountain-biker Burry Stander was "extremely humble" and a "true gentleman".

Sam re-elected president

2012-11-24 16:01

SASCOC has re-elected Gideon Sam as president for another four year term at the Quadrennial General Meeting at Olympic House.

SA sport in good hands - Sam

2012-11-18 15:25

Sascoc president Gideon Sam says a new framework for sport and development will ensure the continued growth of SA sport.

Mbalula: SARU taking the lead

2012-10-30 16:53

Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula has commended the SA Rugby Union for taking the lead in fast-tracking transformation in the sport.

3 lies and you're out?

2012-10-24 13:02

SA sport is in deep trouble and "three lies" should be a strike out for SASCOC president Gideon Sam and his cronies, says Graeme Joffe.

Sascoc: No debate on money

2012-09-09 17:17

Sascoc president Gideon Sam says they have no issue with minister Fikile Mbalula's decision to up the Paralympic heroes' prize money.

SA left medals behind - Sam

2012-08-13 15:30

SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee president Gideon Sam believes the country left a few medals behind at the Olympics.

Khotso will be in team - Sam

2012-06-06 16:08

Gideon Sam says an admin problem caused Khotso Mokoena not to be in the preliminary Olympic team, but he will make the final team.

Sport24 Facebook banter

2012-04-16 14:18

Sport24 readers' comments from our Facebook page on Victor Matfield's Bok return, SA's Olympic kit and the Stormers' first loss.

COSATU demands new SA kit

2012-04-05 22:01

COSATU is demanding a kit sponsorship change for SA's Olympic and Paralympic teams because the kit was not produced locally.

Sam upbeat ahead of Olympics

2012-04-05 16:51

SASCOC president Gideon Sam says the excitement missing from the 2008 Olympic Games was present ahead of this year's showpiece.

Sam talks up SA's medal hopes

2012-02-16 22:14

SASCOC president Gideon Sam is confident that SA's athletes will be better prepared for the Olympic Games than four years ago.

CSA congratulates Gideon Sam

2011-11-12 08:26

CSA has congratulated SASCOC president, Gideon Sam, on his election as vice-president of the Commonwealth Games Federation.

Sam's 2012 dream still alive

2011-11-02 14:12

SASCOC president Gideon Sam is a man with a mission and has not deviated from his dream of 12 medals in the 2012 Olympic Games.

Joggers - Ndebele wants murder charges

2011-10-23 21:51

Murder charges should be brought against a motorist who crashed into six joggers, killing five of them, in Midrand, Transport Minister Sibusiso Ndebele says.

SA crowned kings of Africa

2011-09-18 13:51

South Africa are once again the champions of Africa after they finished at the top of the medals table at the All Africa Games.

SASCOC to resurrect boxing

2011-07-18 17:53

SASCOC president Gideon Sam says a concerted effort will be made to revitalise amateur boxing in South Africa.

Diamond League in SA?

2011-05-27 17:10

Gideon Sam indicated that SASCOC has entered discussions with the IAAF to bring the Diamond League meetings to the country.


Durban to put in Games bid

2014-03-31 22:08

Durban has formally indicated they plan to bid for the 2022, Commonwealth Games officials have confirmed.

Sascoc welcomes Mayweather

2014-01-16 07:48

A visit from Floyd Mayweather is right on the money in terms of rejuvenating the sport , Sascoc president Gideon Sam has said.

Sam: IAAF won't co-operate

2013-10-19 11:53

SASCOC chief Gideon Sam says the body may have to take action if the IAAF won't co-operate to resolve the stand-off with ASA.

Sam wants athletics united

2013-06-24 17:30

Sascoc boss Gideon Sam says the South African athletics fraternity should work together to regain their place in the Olympic movement.

Sascoc sets Rio medal goal

2013-05-23 14:01

Sascoc president Gideon Sam says South Africa will be aiming for 16 medals at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

Sascoc takes over ASA reins

2013-04-13 20:16

Athletics SA has been placed under administration for the second time in less than four years, Sascoc officials have said.

Same old Gideon Sam

2013-01-31 08:38

Graeme Joffe is amazed how SASCOC president Gideon Sam can keep on lying - and get away with it.

Sad day for SA sport

2012-11-28 09:10

The SASCOC AGM at the weekend was a sad day for South African sport and a “X” for fair and free elections, writes Graeme Joffe.

Open letter to SASCOC's Sam

2012-11-20 09:29

Graeme Joffe writes an open letter to SASCOC president Gideon Sam on the eve of his re-election to the role.

SASCOC: Khoza v Sam

2012-10-31 19:54

SASCOC has revealed that PSL chairperson Irvin Khoza will contest Gideon Sam for the position of president of the sporting body.

Transformation a priority: Sam

2012-10-30 14:16

SA's Olympic boss, Gideon Sam, has called on rugby unions and role players in the sport to make transformation a top priority.

Team SA: Hard work ahead

2012-09-10 15:54

Sascoc president Gideon Sam says hard work lies ahead if South Africa wants to "catch up" with leading nations at the 2016 Paralympics.

Sascoc not fit to run SA sport

2012-08-20 12:03

Graeme Joffe takes a hard look at whether the "Fat Cats" at SASCOC should be running sport in South Africa.

SA Olympians target 12 medals

2012-07-02 08:07

The SA Olympic team have been set a 12-medal target for the London Games, but quite where they'll come from remains a mystery.

Mbalula, Sam join forces

2012-05-14 18:14

SASCOC has wrapped up its President's Council meeting with an even stronger commitment to strengthening SA's sports movement.

Road to London: Gideon Sam

2012-04-13 12:57

Graeme Joffe chats to SASCOC president Gideon Sam regarding the SA Olympic kit, the team announcement date and mascot.

SASCOC under fire for SA kit

2012-04-05 18:10

SASCOC has been criticised because the SA Olympic and Paralympic Games teams' kit was not produced by a local manufacturer.

SASCOC gets cash injection

2012-03-06 10:41

SASCOC is expected to announce a partnership with consumer products company Procter and Gamble in Johannesburg.

Swimming SA cash-strapped

2012-02-10 08:47

SASCOC has pledged to help the cash-strapped swimming federation prepare thoroughly for the 2012 London Olympics.

Sam elected CG Vice-President

2011-11-11 19:53

SASCOC President Gideon Sam has been elected one of two Vice Presidents of the Commonwealth Games Federation.

Sam targets 12 London medals

2011-10-27 12:20

SASCOC president Gideon Sam has announced a special programme for SA’s Olympians that will hopefully reap results in London.

Record entries for Awards

2011-09-20 13:43

Entries for the Virgin Active Sport Industry Awards 2012 have now closed, with a record number of entries submitted.

SASCOC - 2024 bid 'definite'

2011-07-27 11:25

South Africa's Olympics committee boss Gideon Sam says a bid for the 2024 Olympics is a "definite".

SA to bid for 2022 Games

2011-06-02 14:05

SA will bid to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games having last week pulled out of the race to stage the 2020 summer Olympics.

SA govt vetoes Olympic bid

2011-05-26 12:00

SA's Olympic committee president has ruled out a bid for the 2020 Summer Games after the government said it was not the right time.

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