Boosting: Risking lives to stroke egos

The practice of self-induced Autonomic Dysreflexia or Boosting is illegal, but also extremely dangerous. GEORGE LOUW investigates Since the beginning of time there have been those who put their lives on the line. Some do it for a cause; like soldiers. When the cause is good, we call them heroes....

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Rising stars set their sights on the Toyota SASAPD Nationals

The 2021 Toyota South African Sports Association for the Physically Disabled (SASAPD) National Championships showcases outstanding athletes – such as Mpumelelo “Mpumi” Mhlongo, Puseletso Mabote and Simoné Kruger … Mpumelelo “Mpumi” Mhlongo, Puseletso Mabote and Simoné Kruger all have to things in common: resilience and determination. Mpumi was never expected...

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Hate you, COVID!

COVID has devasted many families and individual lives. LEON FLEISER shares how this virus has caused havoc in the sporting world On December 23, I got my COVID test results back … positive for COVID-19. I started feeling sick that morning, but not too bad. A day later, I was...

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A new normal

As South Africa starts to emerge from lockdown, the sporting world returns to a new normal. But what will this entail? Leon Fleiser reflects My last column was at the start of this horrible pandemic. The Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games made history by being postponed for a year....

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Barrier-less bus for Paralympians

Bridgestone Corporation, the official tyre partner for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, was able to produce a new solution that will ensure barrier-less bus access at the newly constructed athlete village for the Games. Leveraging its knowledge of commercial bus tyres and rubber, Bridgestone worked with a collaborative […]

Toyota making strides in mobility for Japan

As a worldwide partner of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, Toyota Motor Corporation is supporting para sports and contributing towards the creation of a more inclusive society at the grassroots level. It is doing so through cooperation with the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020 […]