- Blitzboks blast past Kiwis to reach Dubai semi-finals
- Van Niekerk pays tribute to triumphant Bolt
- Banyana dominate but go down to Ghana in playoff
- Blitzboks bag three wins in Dubai
- International honours for Olympic coach Barrow
- Hall of Fame honours for SA legend Sally Little
- Blitzboks off to a great start with Ugandan whitewash
- Banyana going all out to bag bronze in Cameroon
- Powell opts for experience at Dubai Sevens
- First IGT Tour win for Arnoldi at Centurion
CEO’s chair — Tubby Reddy
- Updated: March 9, 2011
It’s all happening at SASCOC and it just seems to get busier and busier as the year goes on! I recently visited Maputo, host city for the All-Africa Games later this year, and I must say I came back to South Africa pretty impressed.
My visit was part of an inspection tour to check on progress for this event and the Mozambicans have done really well.
They’ve built an impressive brand-new stadium for the Games and the new swimming pool will also be ready by June.
The Athletes’ Village will also be ready by June and the other existing facilities have been extensively revamped.
My one small concern was perhaps the traffic problem. But having said that, if we coped with the Delhi traffic for last year’s Commonwealth Games in India then surely we can cope with just about anything.
Meanwhile, work for our hosting of the 123rd IOC Session in Durban in July goes ahead full steam. This is shaping up to be a really great event with the eyes of the sporting world firmly focused on us.
We had an IOC review meeting in Durban in late February, and met with the IOC Chief Financial Officer Thierry Sprunger and Protocol Officer Paul Foster. It’s all systems go at this stage and long may it continue that way!