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Jean Smyth presents a regular podcast detailing the Laureus Sport for Good initiatives in South Africa and around the world.

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Jean Smyth presents a regular podcast detailing the Laureus Sport for Good initiatives in South Africa and around the world.

    Meet Chester Koyana

    Meet Chester Koyana

    Chester Koyana is a key figure at the LIV Village in Cottonlands, where together with his own family and under the guidance of Liv Founders Tich and Joan Smith he makes a lasting impact on the community.

    Chester is first in a brand new series profiling great South Africans doing their part to improve lives through sport.

    #PowerOfSport presents... the sporting heroes among us that we all should know.

    • 12 min
    Power of Sport at Just Challenge Africa 2019

    Power of Sport at Just Challenge Africa 2019

    Over $400,000 was raised by the incredible Just Challenge Africa trek that took place in South Africa in an event that championed Sport for Good, and also saw five Laureus-backed programmes around the world benefit.

    100 people from all across the globe laced up their hiking boots traversing over 100km through the Drakensberg World Heritage site in a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that proved to be a serious physical feat.

    In the latest episode of the Power of Sport the likes of rugby legends Bryan Habana, Brian O'Driscoll, Jean de Villiers together with fellow ambassadors Annabelle Bond and Dan Nicholl tell the tale of this extraordinary event.

    • 25 min
    Celebrating Laureus South Africa's newest Ambassador: Dean Furman

    Celebrating Laureus South Africa's newest Ambassador: Dean Furman

    The latest episode of the Power of Sport is action-packed! We have an exclusive catch-up with our newest Ambassador, Dean Furman, not just about what the recognition means to him but also about the exciting news of Bafana Bafana's qualification for AFCON and Dean's take on what expectations are ahead of that; we hear from Proteas batsman Aiden Markram on their day out with Waves for Change in Cape Town, Ron Rutland checks in from Iran on his latest, crazy adventure riding his bike from London to the start of the Rugby World Cup - in Japan - and not trying not to curse the Springboks, again, AND Banyana coach Desiree Ellis spends a very special afternoon at LIV Village. It's a must-listen!

    • 22 min
    Laureus World Sports Awards 2019

    Laureus World Sports Awards 2019

    What a night! The 19th Laureus World Sports Awards, which took place in Monaco, once again wowed the sporting world. There were a whole host of special moments including speeches from Arsene Wenger, Jelena Djokovic, as well as her husband Novak, Lyndsay Vonn, the inspiring work done by the Yuwa programme in India and many more - you don't want to miss listening back to this.

    Plus, also in this episode we had a little inside help too: we enlisted a number of the star South African contingent on the ground in Monaco to share their experiences as we weave together a unique local-flavoured tapestry encapsulating sport's grandest spectacle.

    Enjoy!

    • 33 min
    Power of Sport - 2019: The Year Ahead

    Power of Sport - 2019: The Year Ahead

    One of South Africa's great sports stories of 2018 was the success of Banyana Banyan qualifying for a first ever World Cup Finals. We speak to the coach of the team and Laureus Ambassador Des Ellis to reflect on her last 12 months and the major challenge now ahead for her team.

    Plus, it's a bumper sporting year so we find out what the likes of Zanele Mdodana, Shaun Pollock, Schalk Brits and Corne Krige are most looking forward to while the Laureus World Sports Awards are just around the corner; and it's a final chance to push for Springbok captain Siya Kolisi to take his place on the famous red carpet of Monaco!

    • 15 min
    Power of Sport visits LIV-Village

    Power of Sport visits LIV-Village

    A visit to the LIV Village in Cottonlands is always a hugely inspiring occasion. And in this episode of the Power of Sport it was perhaps even more so. A whole host of our ambassadors joined our proud new partner, the Ignition Group, for a truly humbling experience.

    That was capped off by a special event in Umhlanga to announce the new partnership and an Ambassador's Forum that brought together some of the most influential figures from both past and present to share their experiences of the Power of Sport.

    • 10 min

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A great way to engage Laureus efforts to change the world through sport! Should be shorter and then more regular please 😊

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