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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 debut for the I Play Fair, Say NO! To Doping campaign was at the 2014 Two Oceans half-marathon in Cape Town, where the sixty year old completed his first half marathon.
SASCOC President gets his KTM bike fitted as he gears up to Momentum 94.7 Cycle Challenge for team I Play Fair.

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

Sam now takes to the peddle as part of his ongoing support for the I Play Fair Campaign and explains: “As part of SASCOC’s commitment to promote sport and fitness, I’ve taken it upon myself to get out the office and show my commitment to an active lifestyle and to the integrity of sport by leading the I Play Fair team.” Commenting on the I Play Fair team and the need to embrace an active lifestyle as a nation, Sport Minister Fikile Mbalula explains: “We need to live as a nation and living means that we have to follow a healthy lifestyle by partaking in different activities such as running and walking and cycling.” Team I Play Fair will be cycling in the 2014 Momentum 94.7 Cycle Challenge and Mr Gideon Sam will be joined by, among others, SAIDS board members, Dr. Mzwake Qobose and Paralympian Natalie Du Toit. The I Play Fair team will also join the Minister of Sport on 22nd November in Pretoria when he will be leading a team cycling on behalf of Unite 4 Mandela Campaign. The Institute is encouraging all South African sportsmen and women, coaches and fans to take the ‘I Play Fair – Say NO! To Doping’ pledge by visiting www.drugfreesport.org.za, the mobi-site: m.drugfreesport.org.za, on the Facebook Page (iplayfairZA) or via Twitter (@iplayfairZA). - ENDS -