Finally, the Games happened!

After a long, five-year wait, Team South Africa finally made it to the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. Leon Fleiser shares his experience On July 11, 2021, I landed in Tokyo, Japan, for the Olympic Games as the Deputy Chef de Mission. I was extremely emotional as it finally dawned...

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Official with a disability makes history

South African umpire Patrick Selepe is the first person with a disability to serve as an official at a Paralympic wheelchair tennis event. It is the latest milestone in a journey that has seen him advance the sport from its very arrival in South Africa, having dedicated himself to wheelchair […]

Paralympic Games kick off with a big week for sport

On Tuesday, 24 August 2021, the Paralympic Games officially started with the opening ceremony. Although spectators aren’t allowed into the arenas due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the opening ceremonies for the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games as lively and vibrant. TeamSA, consisting of 34 athletes, was led into the ceremony by […]