UP’s SEMLI launches research study on returning to sport after COVID-19
Posted on August 06, 2020
A study on the effects of COVID-19 and other respiratory infections on athletes returning to training and competition is being launched by the Sport, Exercise Medicine and Lifestyle Institute (SEMLI) at the University of Pretoria (UP) in association with the International Olympic Committee (IOC)...
#TuksSport: A salute to trailblazing UP sportswomen
Posted on August 05, 2020
“Courage, sacrifice, determination, commitment, toughness, heart, talent, guts – that’s what little girls are made of. The heck with sugar and spice,” said US professional surfer and shark attack survivor Bethany Hamilton.
#TuksFootball: UP soccer player sets his sights on scoring goals on the pitch – and beyond
Posted on July 17, 2020
"The man who likes to wear many hats" is an excellent way to describe Tuks footballer Katlego Motlhatsang.
Face masks during exercise: UP experts weigh in on what you should consider when deciding
Posted on June 27, 2020
Two University of Pretoria (UP) researchers have offered useful tips to gym bunnies and sports enthusiasts hoping to get back into action as the world adjusts to a new normal caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
UP cyclist wins bronze during virtual World University Cycling Championships
Posted on June 15, 2020
University of Pretoria (UP) student Andries Nigrini recently raced to a third-place finish during the virtual edition of the World University Cycling Championships. About 20 riders from around the world competed in the event, which is sponsored by the International University Sports Federation.
Excelling in the swimming pool and lecture halls of UP was a 4-year balancing act well worth it, says SA Sports Star of the Year Schoenmaker
Posted on May 19, 2020
Tatjana Schoenmaker is better known as a pro athlete. What is perhaps lesser known about the 23-year-old swimming sensation is that she has just completed her BCom (Financial Sciences) degree at UP, becoming one of 11 000 UP students who graduated in a virtual ceremony last month.
Sport faces a ‘new normal’ post pandemic, says TuksSport Acting Director
Posted on May 07, 2020
The ability to think outside the box is going to be crucial for every administrator who hopes to help revive the sporting industry in South Africa after the coronavirus pandemic, says TuksSport Acting Director Toby Sutcliffe.
Exercise and the COVID-19 lockdown in South Africa: Should we be filling our days with physical activity?
Posted on April 14, 2020
On a positive note, the COVID-19 lockdown is a great opportunity for exercising and becoming physically active, especially if you don’t usually have enough time to exercise.