Blast from the past: Player wins the claret jug for second and ...

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Blast from the past: Player wins the claret jug for second and third time

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Today in SA sports history: July 13

1908 — The first Olympics to feature a SA team kicks off in London. With only 13 athletes, SA has the second-smallest team behind Austria, with  nine. UK has 226 athletes, ahead of Denmark (126), Sweden (111), US (68), Finland (64) and Germany (61). In total there are only 18 nations. Still, SA will win a gold and a silver.

1924 — Cecil McMaster takes bronze in the 10km walk at the Paris Olympics, to become the only South African to have made the podium in a walking event at a Games to date...

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