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For more than 170 years, Old Mutual has contributed to social development in South Africa by investing in local initiatives such as sporting events, education, arts and culture. The knowledge and experience gained from partnering with community groups and organisations on some of South Africa’s leading events has resulted in wisdom, and wisdom shared inspires others to do great things.

With this in mind, Old Mutual has developed a community platform for users to interact with and find useful information about the various events that are sponsored by Old Mutual, covering various interests including music, running, education, wine and social responsibility.

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August 3, 2012   |  Running
Results Thursday 2 August Rowing Men’s lightweight fours, final: James Thompson, Matthew Brittain, John Smith and Lawrence Ndlovu • South Africa won the gold medal, producing a sensational finish to beat Great Britain and Olympic champions from 23008, Denmark, in 6min 02.84sec. Sailing Men’s 470, Race one: Jim Asenathi and Roger Hudson • Asenathi and Hudson finished 20th out of 27 boats, 2min 51sec behind winners Matthias Schmid and Florian……
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August 2, 2012   |  Running
South Africa are once again left on the edge of their seats as Chad le Clos will yet again lines up alongside Olympic legend and his role model Michael Phelps when they meet in Friday’s 100m Butterfly final. “This morning was fast, tonight was another great time for me: I never thought I would be in the final second seeded to Michael,” said SA swimming sensation Chad Le Clos who……
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August 2, 2012   |  Running
“I can’t believe it! The swimming medals have really inspired us,” celebrated John Smith one of South Africa’s Lightweight coxless four after winning the country’s third Gold medal, equaling the haul achieved in Atlanta in 1996 “ I kept my head down in the boat. We kept ourselves for the big sprint”, continued the tall 22 year-old. They say that big sprinters finish second… not today, it was our stroke……
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August 2, 2012   |  Running
When does tactical play become dishonorable? It seems like it’s become an Olympic question and not one that's going to be easy to answer. Do all athletes perform at their absolute best in the heats and semi-finals in their attempts to win gold, or do they perhaps hold back a bit doing what they know to be enough to see them through to the next round? In athletics there are……
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August 2, 2012   |  Running
African record holder and 200m Butterfly Gold medalist -swimmer Chad le Clos has withdrawn from Thursday night's 200-metre Individual Medley in order to increase his chances in his specialist stroke 100m butterfly. The decision paid immediate benefits for the Durban based swimmer who progressed through this morning’s (Thursday) heats in 51.54 seconds to head the qualification rankings. Although off the pace at the turn, Le Clos pulled through over the……
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