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Cape Town, 10 December 2014 - The SA Institute for Drug-Free Sport (SAIDS) Appeal Board has dismissed the appeal of former Cape Epic African jersey rider and SA Cross Country champion, Brandon Stewart. The athlete lodged an appeal against his two-year ban from sport for testing positive for testosterone. Mr Stewart had previously appealed against the denial of his Therapeutic... Read More

The SA Institute for Drug-Free Sport (SAIDS) announced that Port Elizabeth triathlete Mariette Hattingh is banned from all official competitions for two years from 31st March 2014 after being found guilty for having the banned substances clenbuterol and phentermine in her system after the Ironman SA 70.3 event in East London, January 2014. Clenbuterol is an anabolic agent and phentermine... Read More

SASCOC President, Gideon Sam completed 2014 Momentum 94.7 Cycle Challenge

SASCOC President Gideon Sam has successfully completed yet another gruelling sporting event as part of an ongoing awareness campaign of doping in sport. On Sunday, Sam was one of thousands of cyclists who rode the Momentum 94.7 Cycle Challenge in Johannesburg. Earlier this year, the SASCOC President completed the tough Two Oceans half-marathon road race in Cape Town. On both... Read More

SASCOC President gets his KTM bike fitted as he gears up to Momentum 94.7 Cycle Challenge for team I Play Fair.

Johannesburg, 06 Nov 2014 – The SA Institute for Drug-Free Sport (SAIDS) announced that the president of SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC), Gideon Sam, will be leading the Institute’s I Play Fair team for the 2014 Momentum 94.7 Cycle Challenge taking place on the 16th of November at this year’s new route starting at Riversands in Fourways, Johannesburg. Sam’s... Read More


Sport Minister Fikile Mbalula endorsed our campaign in 2012 when he cycled with Western Cape Premier, Helen Zille for team I Play Fair – Say No To Doping for the Cape Argus Pick n Pay Momentum Cycle Tour. The minister will be cycling for the team for the 2015 Cape Town Cycle Tour. Read the article here: