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All the Rugby Hype

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This year, 2019, Rugby World Cup will be held in Japan. This is the ninth event and will take place from 20th September to 2nd November. It will be a first for Asia. The

Modern Surfboards

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In the 1940s, when surfboard makers started using fibreglass and resin to make boards, a whole new world was opened. Until then surfboards were of wooden construction, similar to boats, with wooden bulkheads and

Two Oceans Marathon

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This year, 2019, is the Two Oceans Marathon’s 50th anniversary. Every year this race is run in Cape Town, South Africa, considered to be the most scenic race in the world. The first race

History of the Comrades Marathon

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The first Comrades was run on 24th May 1921 by and started Vic Clapham, a veteran of the First World War, and was his way of commemorating his comrades who he had left behind

Surfboards and their History – The Fin and the Leash

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Last week we took a sneak peek at some of the histories behind surfboards, there is just so much information that it was not possible to shove it all into one little article. So,

Surfboards and their History

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Surfers and their sports equipment have come a long way since surfboards were first conceptualized. The first recorded surfboards where 35kg, that is almost the same weight as three toddlers! Some of the longer

Surfing events around the world

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Surfing is by far, one of the best, individual, international sports. Many small towns around the world have become famous, first as much loved surfing spots, and then for being smart enough to host

Surfing – the Best Sport Ever

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No one knows precisely where surfing originated or when, but the first reports of it were in 1767 in Tahiti. Many believe it goes further back than that and was so crucial to ancients

James Small – Rugby Legend and ‘Bad Boy’

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On Thursday 10 July 2019 South Africa and the rest of the rugby and sporting world was shocked and saddened to hear of the death of rugby legend and “bad boy” James Small, one

History of the Olympic games

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The forerunner of the Olympic Games was held in 776 BC at Olympus in Greece to honour the god Zeus and was held until 490 AD when it was stopped by the Roman Emperor