Sports

Swimming body optimistic about organising competitions before end of year

Rwanda swimming federation has said that they are optimistic about organising competitions before the end of this year. November 19 has been set as the tentative date for the inter-club national championship. However, according to Pamela Girimbabazi, president of the swimming body, all...

Monday, August 3, 2020 - 2:35pm

Korean embassy donates Rwf20m equipment to taekwondo body

The local taekwondo federation (RTF) has received equipment worth Rwf20 million from the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Rwanda. Boniface Mbonigaba, the RTF Secretary-General, confirmed the development to Times Sport on Sunday. The received equipment include tables, ...

Monday, July 13, 2020 - 10:34am

Sports Ministry mulls ambitious plan to unearth, nurture talent

The Ministry of Sports has said that it is mulling new plans to unearth and nurture sports talent in the country. The plan is to revisit and repackage the idea behind the creation of Isonga Football Academy, which went dysfunctional in 2018. Arguably one of the biggest football projects...

Monday, June 15, 2020 - 12:36pm

Covid-19: Non-contact sports given all-clear to resume

Non-contact sports may resume activities starting on Monday, June 8, in compliance with safety guidelines, the Ministry of Sports announced on Friday. Since March 15, all sporting activities – events, leagues and competitions – in the country have been on hold as the government...

Friday, June 5, 2020 - 11:22am

Covid-19 and chess in Rwanda: Where things stand

Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Rwanda Chess Federation will, for some time, continue to be in limbo as it awaits new office bearers. Elections to usher in a new leadership team could not be held last month because of the lockdown. It is still not clear when the chess fraternity, or...

Monday, May 11, 2020 - 6:59am

Rayon legend Witakenge dies aged 50

JEANNOT Witakenge, one of the best midfielders local football has ever seen, has died at the age of 50 in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Rayon Sports legend, who also briefly played for rivals APR, passed on Friday night after losing his battle with cancer. Former @rayon_sports...

Saturday, May 2, 2020 - 2:05pm

How has sports infrastructure changed face after 26 years?

The sports sector is one of the areas that were hugely devastated by 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. Hundreds of key players in this sector, and hundreds of thousands of fans across different disciplines are known to have lost their lives during the atrocities. Sport plays a significant role in...

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 1:29pm

Coronavirus: Topflight league games to be played behind closed doors

Rwanda football federation (Ferwafa) has confirmed that – effective with this weekend’s match-day 24 – all games of the Rwanda Premier League will be played behind closed doors due to the coronavirus pandemic. Rwanda recorded its first Covid-19 case on Saturday. 1/2...

Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 5:16pm

Coronavirus: Champions League and Europa League postponed

All Uefa competitions, including Champions League and Europa League matches due to be played on March 17 and 18, have been postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak. The BBC reports that the competition draws scheduled for March 20 have also been postponed. Manchester City v...

Friday, March 13, 2020 - 1:01pm

RPF cadres commit to make sport an engine of Rwanda’s economy

Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF) cadres have committed to turning the sports industry into an economic engine in line with the party's revolutionary ideology for sports promotion. In a one-day cadreship training held on Sunday bringing together RPF delegates from different sports federations,...

Monday, January 27, 2020 - 10:44am

Sport is important in promoting quality education – Minister Rwamukwaya

Sport is and will always be an important part of any community and plays a big role not only in promoting a healthy life but also in promoting quality education as well as contributing to integration and collaboration. This was observed by Olivier Rwamukwaya, the Minister of State for Technical...

Monday, August 20, 2018 - 11:05pm

High jump: Rwanda’s forgotten sport

When the sport of high jump is mentioned, the first African countries that come to mind might be Kenya, which is internationally recognised as being home to the world’s finest athletes. Other countries with which the sport is associated, include Ethiopia, Eritrea and occasionally Uganda....

Sunday, July 29, 2018 - 12:03am

Rwanda to host African Triathlon Cup next week

RWANDA will host this year’s African Triathlon Cup on August 4 in Rubavu District. While confirming the development to Sunday Sport on Friday, the president of Rwanda Triathlon Federation (RTF), Alexis Mbaraga revealed that the one-day continental event will attract participants from nine...

Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 10:52pm

Sport as an alternative means to attaining global peace

One of the biggest global challenges has been attaining peace and security in all continents and nations across the world, and a number of efforts have been made in order to attain this goal through various interventions such as conventions, sanctions, military actions among others. Despite the...

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 9:39am

Why governments should invest in sports

WASHINGTON, DC – As the World Cup unfolds, captivating soccer fans around the globe, the broad appeal of high-level sports is on full display. But the impact of sports extends far beyond major international events, as impressive they may be, to include far-reaching benefits for ordinary...

Friday, June 29, 2018 - 8:28pm

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