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NSSU youth hockey teams head to SA

The Namibia Schools' Sports Union (NSSU) on Saturday announced two youth hockey teams that will represent the country at the Southern Region Hockey Championships this month.
The Under-16 and U-18 girls’ national hockey teams will travel to South Africa on Saturday.
The Southern Region Hockey Championships will be hosted in Potchefstroom from July 6-8.
The regional hockey championship is a Level A tournament where the top youth teams from South Africa’s provinces compete against each other.
Namibia usually takes part as a guest team.
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Contador continues to build legacy

But for a two-year doping ban for taking clenbuterol, Alberto Contador would surely have already cemented his name in the annals of cycling’s greats.
Had it not been for that ban, which was back-dated to cover 18 months during which he continued to race as various appeals and counter-appeals were heard, Contador would already be a three-time winner of all three of cycling’s Grand Tours.
Yet he was stripped of his 2010 Tour de France victory and his 2011 Giro d’Italia success.
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Openly transgender swimmer at Harvard

But for a two-year doping ban for taking clenbuterol, Alberto Contador would surely have already cemented his name in the annals of cycling’s greats.
Had it not been for that ban, which was back-dated to cover 18 months during which he continued to race as various appeals and counter-appeals were heard, Contador would already be a three-time winner of all three of cycling’s Grand Tours.
Yet he was stripped of his 2010 Tour de France victory and his 2011 Giro d’Italia success.
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De La Hoya decides against making a comeback

Boxing Hall of Famer and former Olympic champion Oscar De La Hoya, after pondering a return to the ring, said on Monday that he would remain retired.
“As a professional athlete and someone who has spent almost his entire life in boxing, not a day goes by when I don’t think about coming back,” De La Hoya, 42, said in a statement.
“But I am retired, and after speaking to my family and following a great deal of introspection, I have decided to stay retired.”
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Ambunda fight needs funds

The MTC Nestor Sunshine Academy yesterday released a statement explaining Paulus ‘The Rock’ Ambunda’s bid to become the IBO super Bantamweight world champion is in danger of falling through.
“The realisation of this fight is... marred by finances as the MTC Sunshine Academy now need to raise N$3.4million to stage the world spectacle in Namibia on August 1,” the statement reads.
Chief Human Capital and Corporate Affairs Officer at MTC, Tim Ekandjo states that it will take a joint effort by all stakeholders to raise this amount of money before that date.
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Jamaica banking on youth and experience for world champs

Jamaica is banking on a mix of youth and experience to continue their dominance in the sprint events at the August 22-30 World Championships in Beijing after some strong performances at its four-day trials.
The full team will not be named until the August 10 deadline but Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, who scorched home in 10.79 seconds in the 100metres, will lead the women’s unit even though no decision has been made about defending her 200m crown.
“That’s not a decision that has been finalized,” Fraser-Pryce, who only weeks ago complained of a hamstring niggle, told Reuters.
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Northern schools treated to great FNB Classic Clashes

Over the last weekend three FNB Classic Clashes games were played in the northern parts of Namibia.
Otjiwarongo Secondary School and Etosha Secondary School as well as Moria Private School and the Edugate Academy met on the netball fields while Tsumeb Gymnasium and Windhoek Afrikaanse Private School played a game of rugby in Tsumeb on Saturday.
Etosha Secondary School beat their hosts Otjiwarongo 18-15, and Edugate also emerged victorious with a 30-27 score against Moria Private School.
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Warriors focused on Zambia test

Namibia’s Brave Warriors yesterday appeared to be in a relaxed mood as they prepare to take on Zambia on Sunday in the second leg of their Championship of African Nations (CHAN) qualifier in Lusaka.
The team are putting on the final touches as they head to Zambia enjoying a 2-1 lead after winning the first leg by that score at the Sam Nujoma Stadium last month.
They are expected to leave for Lusaka straight from Windhoek on an Air Namibia flight today.
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Athletics boss gets continental honour

Athletics Namibia announced during this week that its president, Alna Similo has been appointed by the Confederation of African Athletics (CAA) to serve as a member of the jury of appeals for the upcoming All Africa Games.
This year’s games are set to be held in Brazzaville, Congo in September.
Similo was recently elected in Ethiopia to serve as a Council Member of CAA making her one of the few women who are serving on this body.
Her appointment extends over of a period of four years.
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Rossouw excited by Rugby World Cup challenge

Former Blue Bulls back-line coach Pieter Rossouw says he is very excited about the prospect of working with the Namibian national team at the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England.
The Namibian Rugby Union (NRU) confirmed on Monday that Rossouw has been appointed as back-line coach for the Namibian national side for the global spectacle.
The appointment to Namibia’s coaching staff is the result of a long standing relationship between the NRU and the Blue Bulls.
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