Category Archives: Olympics

The Laureus World Sports Awards 2017 Winners

Tonight in Monaco the 18th Laureus World Sports Awards 2017 took place. With the nominees a collection of the greatest in sport from around the globe, it was a night of sensation and stardom. We made our picks the other day, but here is the actual winners as announced tonight! [av_slideshow size=’no scaling’ animation=’slide’ autoplay=’false’ […]

Reviewing the South African 2016 Sport Year

The calendar year is almost over and it’s been a year of some incredible highs for the Rainbow nation and some incredible lows. As has become a little tradition for me here at Sports 24 Seven – All Things Jabu, a recap is in order for the year that was. And while I never intentionally […]

A Look at South Africa’s Paralympians

The Paralympic games finished just under a month ago in Rio with South Africa finishing in 22nd place with 17 medals, of which 7 were gold. After all our hockey lately, we thought it would be great to analyse the South African Paralympic medalists for South Africa, including all 78 gold medals won since return […]

South Africa’s Best Olympic Moments

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The Olympic Games have passed their half-way stage already, South African’s sleep deprivation levels have started matching that of new parents and Team SA have won seven medals already, with a couple of great prospects still in the hunt. After Wayde van Niekerk’s incredible run our Olympic hunger is at an all time high. To feed that hunger that you […]

South Africa’s Golden hopes at Rio

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The most medals South Africa has won at a Summer Olympics post isolation is 6 which was first achieved in 2004 in Athens before repeating the feat in 2012 in London. The country did amass 10 medals in 1920 (Antwerp) and in 1952 (Helsinki). SASCOC have set the 137 strong team a goal of 10 […]

Transformation: Is Punishing the South African Fans the Way?

Yesterday the self-proclaimed greatest minister to ever grace the world of Social Media, Fikile Mbalula, pretty much took the opportunity of watching a massive sporting event in Cricket, Soccer, Rugby and Netball away from South African Sports fans. It bodes an obvious question, is punishing the South Africans fans the way to resolve this? Now […]

Durban is going all out to bring the Commonwealth Games to Africa

Marcel Sigg There are a few events every South African sports fan wants to attend in their lifetime. The sequence may vary but the top 5 must include the Olympics, FIFA World Cup, Rugby World Cup and Commonwealth Games. South Africa has already hosted 2 of these 4 and this could be the chance to […]

5 South Africans to watch at the Commonwealth Games

As I sit watching the classy opening ceremony of the 2014 Commonwealth Games, I am filled with excitement and pride as our South African team head into the games in a quest to improve on the 5th placed finish in Delhi in 2010 when the team collected 12 gold medals. As our 187-strong team embark […]

2012 in Review – The Best of the Olympics

In 2012 the world was set alight by the brilliance of the London Olympics. As a result we have a review post just for the 10 moments that set the London Olympics ablaze for us. So here are my ten favourite moments of the London Games. 10. Mo Farah double gold Mo Farah was born […]

The JabuView with Olympic Medalist Bridgitte Hartley

Bridgitte Hartley captured the attention of South Africans all over the World, when on Womens day this year she romped home in an incredible race to snatch a bronze medal and South Africa’s 5th medal at the London Olympics and became the first woman medallist for South Africa since Hestrie Cloete in 2004. In doing […]