Firstly, and most importantly, all our thoughts today must be with the family and friends of Reeva Steenkamp.
Oscar Pistorius has appeared in court here in Pretoria this morning formally charged with the murder of Reeva Steenkamp. The alleged murder is disputed in the strongest terms.
These are now live and active legal proceedings which must be allowed to take their course through the process of proper investigation by the police, evidence-gathering and through the local South African judicial system.
In a short hearing lawyers representing the athlete asked for a postponement for a bail application until Tuesday next week to allow time for their own investigation into the circumstances of the tragedy, which was agreed by the Magistrate, who also agreed that Pistorius would be held in custody at a local police station.
Oscar Pistorius has made history as an Olympic and Paralympic sportsman and has been an inspiration to others the world over.
He has made it very clear that he would like to send his deepest sympathies to the family of Reeva. He would also like to express his thanks through us today for all the messages of support he has received – but as stated our thoughts and prayers today should be for Reeva and her family – regardless of the circumstances of this terrible, terrible tragedy.
We will endeavour to issue other statements as matters develop but in these circumstances I am sure you appreciate it is very difficult to answer any more specific questions. Thank you very much for your attention.
The annual SA Sports Awards takes place this weekend at the Sandton Convention Centre. These awards will pay tribute and honour our sportsmen and women who have done exceptionally well at the Olympics, swum like them fishes in the pool, scored many a try or a goal on the rugby or soccer fields and hit the opposition for fours and sixes on the cricket pitch.
One of the categories you can get involved in is the South African Sports Star of the Year award. All you need to do is vote for your favourite finalist. You will not only make them a winner, but quite possibly you too! A BMW 1 Series is up for grabs. Good, now that I have your attention, here are those details.
Simply SMS “SPORTS” followed by the Athlete’s corresponding letter (A-G) to 33617.
A: Vernon Philander
B: Natalie du Toit
C: Chad le Clos
D: Hashim Amla
E: Oscar Pistorius
F: Siyabonga Nomvete
G: Caster Semenya
Voting closes on the 4th of November at 12h00 and the winner will be announced later that night.
BTW, Beyonce wont be there but I have reason to believe that two famous tennis players might be in attendance… You’ll hear more about this when it is confirmed 😉
What a great moment the above clip is. One of the biggest girl bands ever, the Spice Girls got together at the weekend to perform at the closing of the Olympic Games in London. This is what so many had waited for, longed for and their wish was granted when Posh (Victoria Beckham), Sporty (Mel C), Baby (Emma Bunton), Ginger (Geri Halliwell) and Scary Spice (Mel B) arrived in the iconic London Cabs. They haven’t done this in years, but the five showed they still have what it takes. You want to know how to be an entertainer? Look at the Spice Girls… Really enjoyed their performance.
Cue the rumours of a new album huh? Don’t hold your breath though 😉
Our golden boys, Cameron van der Burgh and Chad Le Clos are expected to arrive back in SA on Thursday morning. Their arrival time is 07:30 and while that might be early for most, seeing as though it’s a public holiday, their performances in London for the Olympic Games definitely warrants it. I know a lot of women will be there to welcome them back, but guys, lets show our support too yeah?
Here’s the media alert I’ve just received. Hope to see you there:
Att: All Press
South Africa’s Olympic swimmers are returning from London this Thursday, 09 August 2012. Let’s give our golden boys, Cameron van der Burgh and Chad Le Clos a heroes welcome. Please be at OR Tambo International Airport international arrivals hall at 7.30am. Join LEAD SA, the Department of Sport and Recreation, SASCOC and Swimming South Africa as we celebrate our Olympians. LEAD SA- celebrating success!
There will also be a press conference with Cameron van der Burgh, Chad Le Clos, Minister of Sport Fikile Mbalula and the President of Swimming SA Jace Naidoo, shortly after their arrival.
First Cameron, then Chad and now rowers Sizwe Ndlovu, Matthew Brittain, John Smith, James Thompson. The awesome foursome clenched the gold medal during today’s lightweight men’s four event. So this is day five and already we have three medals, and gold at that. HOW RAD!!! May they continue to flow in for our waterbabies and hopefully on the athletics track too! Well done TEAM SA.
Last night South African swimmer Cameron van der Burgh became an Olympic gold medalist. The 24-year old scooped the gold medal in the 100 metre breaststroke event at the London Summer Olympic Games. Not only did he win the medal but he smashed the world record too, swimming a time of 58.46. So stoked for him!!!
I’ve had the privilege of meeting Cameron and working with him on a few projects in his capacity as an Audi ambassador and let me tell you he is one of the nicest guys around. So seeing him take Olympic glory last night just makes this all the better. WELL DONE Cammy the Fish!
We’ve got just 22 days until the Summer Olympic Games kicks off in London. It’s going to be amazeballs, no doubt about that. So Muse have created the official Olympic anthem called Survival. The track was released last week and now the video hit the Net. Check it out above.