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Olympic medallist Goldie Sayers announces retirement

British javelin record holder and Olympic medalist Goldie Sayers has announced her retirement. Sayers threw a national record to finish fourth at the Beijing Games in 2008 – but, eight years later, she was upgraded to bronze after Russian rival Maria Abakumova failed a retrospective drug test. She is still awaiting her …

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Renowned South African Author Commits Suicide @ 77

South African novelist Karel Schoeman committed suicide aged 77, with a farewell letter revealing he had long contemplated such a fate and tried so before. The Afrikaans writer and supporter of the anti-apartheid movement authored 19 novels and several historical articles, and was honoured by former president Nelson Mandela. “I …

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