The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) on Wednesday hosted the celebration of the important 100 days-to-go landmark for the much anticipated 2012 Olympics Games in London.
Broadcast live exclusively on SABC 2′s Morning Live television programme, the 100 days extravaganza took place at Golf Reef City, Johannesburg early on Wednesday morning, and featured a most apt theme of ‘Going for Gold.’
Team South Africa Ambassador
Wednesday’s celebration saw Cecil Africa (Springbok Sevens star), former Bafana Bafana captain and now retired football legend Lucas Radebe, golf sensation Ernie Els, retired international cricket ace Makhaya Ntini and Cynthia Tshaka – one of the first Laureus Ambassadors in South Africa as well as the founder of the Sports Hero’s walk against HIV/Aids – were unveiled as Team South Africa Ambassadors.
“The role of the Team SA Ambassador is to inspire and mentor the Team SA athletes competing at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, while encouraging young and old people worldwide to become more active in sport”, said Tubby Reddy .
Already a star in his own right, the recently announced Team SA mascot, Chukuru, once again showed why he is the fans’ favourite, especially when he has his dancing boots on. Members of the public recently voted for the rhino-like mascot as the most popular mascot for Team SA going forward to all multi-coded sports events.
Following Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula’s Magnificent Friday initiative before the Soccer, Cricket and Rugby World Cups, where South Africans were encouraged to wear green and gold on Fridays, SASCOC also launched a supporter’s shirt for Team SA Fridays.
Predominately green, the (supporters) shirt will be available in selected stores around the country, ahead of the regular staging of Team SA Fridays which kick off this weekend and are sure to drum up more popular support for Team SA at the world’s biggest global sports event.
(Sources: SASCOC, MediaClubSouthAfrica)
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