Sport & Athletics News

  • National Down Syndrome Awareness Day

    Posted on October 22, 2019

    National Down Syndrome Awareness Day is celebrated on 20 October each year and October is marked as Down Syndrome Awareness Month.

  • World Polio Day

    Posted on October 21, 2019

    The nongovernmental organization Rotary International established World Polio Day to commemorate the birth of Jonas Salk, the developer of a vaccine against polio.

  • UP unveils world-class Biomechanics Lab

    Posted on October 18, 2019

    UP's SEMLI recently opened the doors to its new Biomechanics Lab, which is already providing support services to TuksSport’s first teams as well as elite track and field athletes.

  • Arthritis awareness - Red Hot Joints

    Posted on October 14, 2019

    Arthritis is not just an adult disease.

  • World Sight Day

    Posted on October 11, 2019

    WHO has stated that 285 million people of all ages are visually impaired, of whom 39 million are blind.

  • Prof Christa Janse van Rensburg selected as member of INF Medical Committee

    Posted on June 19, 2019

    Professor Christa Janse van Rensburg was selected as member of the International Netball Federation (INF) Medical Committee (MC) for a two-year term, which commenced on 11 April 2019.

  • Juggling volleyball and academics

    Posted on May 08, 2017

    Dr Margrit Springer, who recently received her Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery degree during the University of Pretoria (UP)'s Autumn Graduation Ceremonies, is also a star volleyball player who has represented UP in several competitions.

  • UP helps to keep cyclists safe during the Cape Town Cycle Tour

    Posted on March 09, 2017

    A medical screening questionnaire and targeted educational intervention programme originally developed by Prof Martin Schwellnus from UP, will help medical staff prepare for medical emergencies that may occur on Race Day.

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