Sports minister salutes Team SA

2010-10-16 12:17

Sport and recreation minister Makhenkesi Stofile has praised Team South Africa for its performance at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India.

“It (2010) has been a successful year for South Africa and you have helped elevate the excitement of the South African people on the sporting front. To say we are proud of your achievements is an understatement.

You have continued to make us proud.”

Stofile said the country now needed to turn its attention to London’s 2012 Olympics and said he hoped the team’s success at the Commonwealth Games would serve as motivation for an improved 2012 Olympic performance compared with the solitary medal South Africa won at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China.

The South African team collected 12 gold medals in Delhi. It collected 33 medals in total, placing the green and gold fifth among the competing nations.

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