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The point is to make waves, Sascoc, not hinder them


The point is to make waves, Sascoc, not hinder them

All the organisation does is cut, whether it’s costs or qualification pathways for athletes

Sports reporter

Think about this. If the SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc) and sport minister Nathi Mthethwa had got their way, Bianca Buitendag would not have been at the Tokyo games.

The unassuming 27-year-old surfer from George would never have stood on the Tokyo Olympic podium to receive the valuable silver medal she won on Tuesday.

Sascoc suffered a severe case of pomposity before the Rio 2016 Olympics and decided to cut African qualification pathways for almost all codes...

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