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  • Cleric goes fund-raising for Mauritius athletes
    09 august 2001 23:29:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritius priest Gerard Lajoie Thursday opened a bank account for collecting contributions to reward two of the country's athletes presently taking part in the World championships at Edmonton, Canada. Full text...

  • Namibian to defend WBO title against Briton
    09 august 2001 22:25:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Namibian national and two times world boxing champion Harry Simon has announced that he would make his first mandatory World Boxing Organisation (WBO) middleweight title defence against Briton, Howard Eastman. Full text...

  • Namibian to meet Briton in WBO title defence
    09 august 2001 22:22:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Namibian national and two times world boxing champion Harry Simon has announced that he would make his first mandatory World Boxing Organisation (WBO) middleweight title defence against Briton, Howard Eastman. Full text...

  • Egypt qualify for semi-finals
    09 august 2001 17:19:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Egypt have qualified for the semi-finals of the African men's Basketball Championship being held in Rabat and Casablanca, Morocco. Full text...

  • Kotoko, Hearts maintain top spot
    09 august 2001 16:47:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- League leaders, Kumasi Asante Kotoko and defending champions Accra Hearts of Oak maintained their top spots on Ghana's Premier Soccer League table on Wednesday after winning their respective penultimate matches of the first round. Full text...

  • Gold for Moroccan hurdler and Kenyan steeplechaser
    09 august 2001 14:51:00
    Edmonton- Canada (PANA) -- Morocco's Nezha Bidouane Wednesday shed tears of joy when she won a gold medal in the women's 400m hurdles at the World Athletics Championships in Edmonton, Canada. Full text...

  • Kamathi beats Gebrselassie to win 10,000m race
    09 august 2001 12:43:00
    Edmonton- Canada (PANA) -- In a second surprising defeat in as many days, Kenyan Charles Kamathi Wednesday won the 10,000m race by beating Olympic and four-time world champion Haile Gebrselassie of Ethiopia at the World Athletics Championships in Edmonton, Canada. Full text...

  • Moroccan hurdler, Kenyan steeplechaser wind gold medals
    09 august 2001 12:31:00
    Edmonton- Canada (PANA) -- Morocco's Nezha Bidouane Wednesday shed tears of joy when she won a gold medal for her efforts in the women's 400m hurdles at the World Athletics Championships in Edmonton, Canada. Full text...

  • Veteran tennis players ready for action
    08 august 2001 19:47:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- A record 62 players will take part in Namibian Veterans' Lawn Tennis tournament taking place in Swakopmund at the weekend. Full text...

  • Nigerian soccer coaches for training in Holland
    08 august 2001 19:29:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Four Nigerian football coaches are to attend an advanced course in the Netherlands from 18-29 August, Nigerian football officials said. Full text...

  • Don King sponsors Tanzanian boxer
    08 august 2001 12:07:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- American professional boxing promoter Don King has agreed to sponsor the training of Tanzania's pugilist Mbwana Matumla under a three-year contract. Full text...

  • Sub-regional wrestling tournament in Cotonou
    08 august 2001 11:14:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Cotonou will host a three-day sub-regional traditional wrestling tournament, Benin's Ministry of Youth, Sports and Recreation has announced. Full text...

  • Uganda, Zambia meet Saturday for World Cup rugby tie
    08 august 2001 10:13:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia's national rugby team leaves Lusaka on Thursday for Kampala to play the Ugandan side in a crucial match that will decide the qualifier to the next round of the 2003 World Cup finals. Full text...

  • Bucher wins gold, Bungei settles for silver in 800m
    08 august 2001 08:10:00
    Edmonton- Canada (PANA) -- Swiss Andre Bucher managed to elude five Africans to win a gold medal Tuesday at the World Athletics Chmpionship in Edmonton, Canada. Full text...

  • African women triumph at the world championships
    08 august 2001 07:48:00
    Edmonton- Canada (PANA) -- African women pushed themselves to the limit Tuesday at the World Athletics Championships under way here. Full text...

  • Frank Fredericks fails fans
    07 august 2001 20:43:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Ace Namibian sprinter Frank Fredericks again disappointed his compatriots Tuesday when he failed to take his position in the fifth heat of the 200m event at the World Athletics Championships in Edmonton, Canada. Full text...

  • Police punch their way up Kenya's boxing league
    07 august 2001 20:01:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya Police punched their way into the leadership of the National Boxing League when they bagged 30 points at the end of the fourth leg in Nyeri at the weekend. Full text...

  • African runners progress in 200m, 400m races
    07 august 2001 20:00:00
    Edmonton- Canada (PANA) -- Five African sprinters in the 200m and three in the 400m hurdles Tuesday qualified for the next rounds of the World Athletics Championships in Edmonton, Canada. Full text...

  • Nigeria may bid for 2010 Commonwealth Games
    07 august 2001 15:46:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria has indicated interest in bidding for the 2010 Commonwealth Games, the four-yearly sports extravaganza involving the 54 members of the Commonwealth, an official of the Nigeria Olympic Committee said in Lagos Tuesday. Full text...

  • Nkana Opens three-point lead on top of Zambian league
    07 august 2001 13:04:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia's Nkana United FC has opened a three point lead at the top of the premier league table after matches played on Monday. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe players collapses, dies on the pitch
    07 august 2001 12:35:00
    Kadoma- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- A football player of one of Zimbabwe's top-flight soccer clubs collapsed and died on the pitch during a match Sunday, team officials said. Full text...

  • 13 regions participate in Namibia's under-14 hockey
    07 august 2001 10:36:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- All Namibia's 13 regions are expected to participate in this weekend's National Under-14 Hockey Championships to be held at the Union Fields in Olympia. Full text...

  • Marion Jones loses world title to Ukrainian rival
    07 august 2001 08:27:00
    Edmonton- Canada (PANA) -- US sprinter Marion Jones lost her world title in the women's 100 metres to Zhanna Pintusevich-Block of Ukraine Monday evening in a spectacular upset at the World Athletics Championships in Edmonton, Canada. Full text...

  • Africa out to win women's 400m and steeplechase
    07 august 2001 08:08:00
    Edmonton- Canada (PANA) -- Senegal's Amy Thiam Mbacke Monday qualified for the finals of the women's 400m race by winning her heat in 50. Full text...

  • Relegated club takes court action
    06 august 2001 22:52:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Relegated African Wanderers FC is taking the Premier Soccer League (PSL) to the High Court to prevent the league from starting Wednesday. Full text...

  • Malawi's barefoot runner fails the 5000m test
    06 august 2001 20:50:00
    Edmonton- Canada (PANA) -- Malawi's barefoot runner, Rodwell Kamwendo, Monday failed to advance to the next rounds of the men's 5000m race at the World Athletics Championships in Edmonton, Canada. Full text...

  • Togolese premier league results
    06 august 2001 20:12:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Togo's elite football championship was into the fifth day of play last weekend, with Agaz of Lome beating AS Douane of Lome 2-1 and Dyto of Lome slamming Gomido of Kpalime 2-0, while Asko of Kara and Maranatha of Fiopko tied one- all. Full text...

  • Namibia's cricket wonder boy gets symbolic bat
    06 august 2001 20:02:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Namibian cricket sensation Burton van Rooi Monday received a V600 cricket bat from the Michelle McLean Children's Trust, the Namibian News Agency (NAMPA) reported. Full text...

  • Nine Africans qualify for next 5000m race rounds
    06 august 2001 19:41:00
    Edmonton- Canada (PANA) -- Nine African runners were among the 15 that qualified Monday for the next rounds of the men's 5000m event at the World Athletics Championships in Edmonton, Canada. Full text...

  • Kotoko maintain unbeaten run
    06 august 2001 12:41:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- League leaders Kumasi Asante Kotoko maintained their unbeaten record in Ghana's premier soccer league with a 2-0 victory over Dawu Youngsters in Kumasi on Sunday, but it was Hearts and Goldfields who stole the show by sharing 12 goals equally. Full text...

  • Toyota takes top honours in fuel economy run
    06 august 2001 12:01:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- A Toyota Camry 200Si, crewed by Willie and Rentia Nel, won the overall Index of Fuel Efficiency for petrol-engined vehicles in the 25th running of the Total Economy Run at the weekend. Full text...

  • Nigeria for African badminton tourney
    06 august 2001 11:50:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria will send 12 players to the 5th All-Africa Junior Badminton Championships scheduled 12-26 August in Lusaka, Zambia, according to officials of the Badminton Federation of Nigeria (BFN). Full text...

  • Ethiopian fails to win place in 1500m race
    06 august 2001 09:26:00
    Edmonton- Canada (PANA) -- Ethiopian runner Abebech Negussie Sunday failed to make it into the finals of the World Athletics Championships' 1500m race slated for Tuesday in Edmonton, Canada. Full text...

  • Green proves too much for African runner, others
    06 august 2001 09:20:00
    Edmonton- Canada (PANA) -- World and Olympic champion Maurice Green proved too strong for last placed African runner Abdul Aziz Zakari Sunday when the US ace easily won the 100m race at the World Athletics Championships in Edmonton, Canada. Full text...

  • Moroccan hurdler shows great promise
    06 august 2001 08:08:00
    Edmonton- Canada (PANA) -- Though she still has more hurdles to overcome, Morocco's Nezha Bidouane clocked the second fastest time Sunday in her qualifying round to advance to the next in the World Athletics Championships (World's) being held in Edmonton, Canada. Full text...

  • Ghanaian champion falls to the tougher ones
    06 august 2001 07:54:00
    Edmonton- Canada (PANA) -- Despite Ghanaian heptathlon champion Margaret Simpson's hard work to place herself on the podium, her 5748 points Sunday were not good enough to win any medals at the World Athletics Champioships in Edmonton, Canada. Full text...

  • South Africans win International Fraternity Car Rally
    05 august 2001 20:05:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- The South African duo of Sylvia Burger and Piet Swanepoel Sunday won the three-day International Fraternity Rally flagged off by Rwandan President Paul Kagame Friday. Full text...

  • Four African female sprinters advance in World Athletics
    05 august 2001 19:48:00
    Edmonton- Canada (PANA) -- Four African female sprinters qualified Sunday for the next round of the women's 100m race Sunday at the World Athletics Championships in Edmonton, Canada. Full text...

  • Brazil beats Nigeria 4-3 in youth soccer friendly
    05 august 2001 19:16:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Brazil beat host Nigeria 4-3 in an international under-17 soccer friendly played at the National Stadium in Lagos Sunday. Full text...

  • African champ triumphs at Namibian mountain bike race
    05 august 2001 13:29:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Current African Mountain Bike Champion Mannie Heymans Sunday won the National Mountain Bike Championships in Namibia held at Kleine Kuppe on the outskirts of Windhoek. Full text...

  • Wrangling rocks Namibian volleyball authority
    05 august 2001 13:12:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Ahead of the Zone Six Championships scheduled for Swakopmund in November, the Namibia Volleyball Federation (NVF) is in the thick of a divisive quarrel over the management of funds. Full text...

  • Namibia University tops hockey league
    05 august 2001 12:16:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- The University of Namibia (UNAM) men's teams campaigning in the National Hockey League Premier and First Divisions have shot to the top of the log standings after winning both league commitments at the Union Fields on Saturday. Full text...

  • Namibian netball leagues in forfeiture spree
    05 august 2001 11:12:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- At least three teams in Namibia's Central Netball League got points for free when their opponents failed to turn up for scheduled matches at the Katutura Youth Complex netball courts on Saturday. Full text...

  • Two Africans make it to the 100m semi-finals
    05 august 2001 09:56:00
    Edmonton- Canada (PANA) -- Nigerian Uchenna Emedolu and Ghana's Abdul Aziz Zakari were the only African sprinters to qualify Saturday for the 100m semi-finals coming up Sunday afternoon at the 8th World Athletics Championships in Edmonton, Canada. Full text...

  • Developing countries could eventually host the Olympics
    05 august 2001 09:47:00
    Edmonton- Canada (PANA) -- International Olympics Organisation (IOC) president Jacques Rogge has intimated he was in favour of a rotational format for the staging of the Olympic Games, provided there was some flexibility to the arrangement. Full text...

  • Leading chess play to host workshop in Gaborone
    04 august 2001 19:34:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) ­ World number one femal-e chess player Judit Polgar is to hold a workshop in Gaborone to popularise the game in Botswana. Full text...

  • Orlando Pirates storm into 'BP Top Eight Cup' semi-finals
    04 august 2001 18:34:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Defending champions Orlando Pirates won Saturday's 'BP Top Eight Cup' quarterfinal Match at Johannesburg stadium in extra time after erasing Supersport United's three goal lead. Full text...

  • Ivoirian Bile elected new basketball secretary general
    04 august 2001 17:45:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Cote d'Ivoire's Alphonse Bile was on Friday elected as new Secretary General of the African Federation of Basketball Associations, replacing Yousri Hammouda of Morocco. Full text...

  • Ethiopia's Abera wins marathon in grand style
    04 august 2001 17:18:00
    Edmonton- Canada (PANA) -- Ethiopia's Gezahegne Abera proved that his Sydney 2000 Olympics marathon win was not a fluke as he beat a tough field of 62 runners to win the 42-km race at the 8th International Association of Athletics Federations World Championships in Athletics Friday night in Edmonton, Canada. Full text...

  • Rogge satisfied with IOC-IAAF relations
    04 august 2001 15:04:00
    Edmonton- Canada (PANA) -- International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge has commended the existing working relations with the International Association of Athletics Federations after an audience with IAAF president Lamine Diack. Full text...

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