Aggressive sports supplement marketing campaigns aimed at schoolchildren have been slammed by the South African Sports Medicine Association (SASMA). The organisation has issued a position statement on the use of the products by schoolchildren and says that as a general rule “persons under the age of 18-years-old should not use sports supplements”. It hit out at commercial exploitation of children... Read More

July 15, 2016 –  The South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport (SAIDS), The Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA), and 14 other leading National Anti-Doping Organisations (NADOs), today announced the continued success of a global collaborative testing initiative in preparation for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. The participating organisations worked together to develop a comprehensive, fair, and strategic testing distribution plan... Read More

A TOTAL of 21 runners were tested at the 2016 Comrades Marathon, according to the South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport (SAIDS). The doping control samples are being tested and results will be released “as soon as possible”. SAIDS officials were on hand to test competitors when the famous annual race between Pietermaritzburg and Durban took place on Sunday (May... Read More

2016 SCHOOLS SPORT SUMMIT 21 – 22 July 2016 Sports Science Institute of South Africa, Cape Town Registration now open!  How do we create the ideal environment to enhance school sport? How do we identify and develop talent in this environment? Is there scientific data to help inform practitioners on the way forward? What role does Physical Education play in... Read More