Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games Postponed

In light of the increasing concern related to the evolving COVID-19 plague throughout the globe, the International Olympic Committee President, Thomas Bach and the Prime Minister of Japan, Abe Shinzo have concluded that the Games of the XXXII Olympiad in Tokyo must be rescheduled to a date beyond 2020 but not later than summer 2021, to safeguard the health of the athletes, everybody involved in the Olympic Games and the international community. Read more

Tokyo 2020 statement regarding IOC Executive Board announcement

While there are currently no regions in Japan where a widespread COVID-19 infection has been confirmed, qualifying events for the Tokyo 2020 Games have been disrupted worldwide by the spread of the infection in many countries. A number of athletes and National Olympic Committees have also stated that they are unable to continue training in this environment, and this unprecedented situation has been a cause of great concern to us. Read more

Update on SASCOC Elections

In a media briefing on 15 March 2020, His Excellency, the President of South Africa declared the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic a national disaster in terms of section 23(1)(b) of the Disaster Management Act 2002. In his address, President Cyril Ramaphosa listed a number of restrictions to curb the spread of the virus. Read more

Beat the heat at Tokyo 2020

TEAM SA Update on Coronavirus 

In light of the increasing concern related to the evolving coronavirus outbreak, it is important that athletes and officials that are preparing for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games stay informed and understand how to best protect themselves from illness. This update is informed by information collated from the World Health Organisation (WHO), International Olympic Committee (IOC), International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and South African Health Authorities and includes direct extracts from previously published guidelines. Read more

SASCOC Board Election Nomination process

Following a recent complaint made by a Tennis South Africa board member, through the media as well as in letters to the Minister of Sports Arts and Culture and Tennis South Africa, copied to the SASCOC Board, that the SASCOC Acting President is blocking her nomination to the SASCOC Presidency position, SASCOC would like to place on record that this complaint raised has nothing to do with the nomination process leading to the SASCOC board elections. Read more

Status report on Tokyo and Coronavirus

On 21 February a third status report was issued by the IOC and IPC giving an update on the monitoring of the coronavirus outbreak in the context of the upcoming 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Key messages are as follows: Read more

SASCOC Constitution amended at a Special General Meeting

 The membership of the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) deliberated, amended and adopted the SASCOC Constitution at a Special General Meeting held at Olympic House on Saturday 25 January 2020. Read more