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AMMARA PINTO PUT MALAWI ON MAP AT 2016 OLYIMPIC GAMES.

Malawi may be a landlocked Sub-Saharan country and officially the world’s poorest, but one swimmer is out to prove Malawi can rise to the occasion. The Good News follows young Malawian swimmer Ammara Pinto, as she overcomes one of the toughest struggles of her life to swim in the 2016 Olympic Games. Ammara is just […]

All set for Malawi Olympic Committee polls, Kanjala to go unopposed.

Malawi Olympic Committee Elective Annual General Assembly is all set for Nkopola Lodge in Mangochi on March 22 with incumbent President Oscar Kanjala expected to retain the post unopposed. Kanjala is the only presidential candidate on the nominated list endorsed by the association’s Judicial Commission, according to a press statement released by MOC Administration Manager, Naomi Chinatu. […]

Minister of Sports Enock Chihana travels to Lusaka by road.

Minister of Sports Enock Chihana had the luxury of flying to Zone VI tournament in Lusaka, Zambia, but he chose to travel by road to save costs. A reader, only identified as James K, posted on Weekend Times facebook page Tuesday: “I have just seen the minister driving past the border in Mchinji, is he […]

Malawi Olympic team gets into action Friday.

‘Team MW’, Malawi’s representation at the London Olympic games, gets down to business in their respective fields starting this Friday. Team MW comprises Joyce Tafatatha, Mike Tebulo and Ambwene Simkonda, who is based in the United Kingdom. Swimmer Tafatatha is participating in heat four, lane two, at 12 noon Malawi time on Friday. Simukonda will […]

London 2012 Olympics: Day 1(The Games Update).

It’s just the first day of the London 2012 Olympics, and the Chinese have started their Shaolin things and currently the lead on the medals table. SWIMMING American swimmer Ryan Lochte dazzled on Day 1 taking gold in the 400m Individual Medley, but it was a disappointing night for Michael Phelps as the eight-time Beijing […]

China wins 1st gold at London Olympics.

Chinese shooter Yi Siling won the first gold of the London Olympics on Saturday, while swimmer Michael Phelps barely qualified for his final and Beijing 400-meter champion Park Tae-hwan was disqualified. Top-ranked Yi won the women’s 10-meter air rifle while Sylwia Bogacka of Poland took silver and China’s Yu Dan the bronze. In the swimming […]

Africa at the Olympic Games.

Africa will be well represented at the Summer Olympic Games in London from 27 July to 12 August (2012). If you are traveling in Africa during the Olympics you may find coverage of events you never knew existed. Every African country will be following its own medal hopefuls. Below I’ve listed some individual African country […]

SHAME “As athletes sleep in a bus”.

by Atusaye Kamwambi A contingent of athletes that was supposed to take part in the Zone XI Olympic games in Mozambique is on its way back after being denied participation in the tournament because they had not paid affiliation fee for the tourney. The Malawi contingent is supposed to pay roughly K11m for the athletes […]

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