Massive Sports Schedule for World Transplant Games

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Balmakund Anil & De Beer Cathy: South African gold medallists for squash, Anil Balmakund and Cathy de Beer, both of Durban, in training for the 2013 World Transplant Games. (supplied)

With just two weeks to go until The 2013 World Transplant Summer Games, a massive line-up of sports events has been confirmed for venues around Durban, KZN.The event, taking place from July 28 – August 4, is the biggest organ donor awareness event in the world, with 1 800 participants from 50 countries competing across all age groups.

SUNDAY 28 JULY 2013: 10H30 – SAVE SEVEN LIVES BEACH WALK
“The Save Seven Lives Beach Walk” will launch the event in true Durban style at 10h30 on Sunday 28 July at the Durban Amphitheatre. It will form a colourful ‘meeting of the nations,’ with competitors bearing their flags and national colours. Members of the public are welcome to join the athletes as they roll the giant World Transplant Games beach ball towards uShaka Beach.

MONDAY 29 JULY: 9H00: 5 km ROAD RACE
After an official Mayoral welcome reception at the Durban City Hall on Sunday evening, the event will start in earnest with a 5 kilometre Road Race at 09h00. South African Gold medalist, Daniel Matsoso, (Alexandria, Gauteng), is the country’s hopeful to take the title.
5km Road Race: Start & finish near Kings Park Aquatic.
Volleyball: UKZN Sports Centre
Petanque Singles: Moses Mabhida People’s Park.

TUESDAY 30 JULY: CYCLING TIME TRIALS
Cycling Time Trials Kings Park Sporting Precinct.
Ten Pin Bowls: Galleria/Dolphin Bowl
Squash: Westville Country Club
Petanque Doubles Moses Mabhida Peoples Park.
Golf (Team) Mount Edgecombe Country Club
Tennis: Westridge Stadium

WEDNESDAY 31 JULY: 20KM CYCLING ROAD RACE.
Cycling 20km Road Race: Kings Park Sporting Precinct

THURSDAY 1 AUGUST: SWIMMING
SWIMMING (All day) Kings Park Aquatic
Golf (individual) Mount Edgecombe Country Club
Tennis (singles) Westridge Stadium

FRIDAY 2 AUGUST: ATHLETICS
Athletics: (All day) Kings Park Athletics Stadium
Tennis (doubles) Westridge Stadium
Tennis (singles) UKZN Westville Campus

SATURDAY 3 AUGUST: ATHLETICS
Athletics: (All day) Kings Park Athletics Stadium
Table Tennis (doubles) UKZN Westville Campus

Closing Ceremony 15h30-16h00 Kings Park Athletics Stadium

The largest contingent of athletes will come from Great Britain and Northern Ireland (298), followed by 142 from the United States of America; 136 athletes from South Africa and 110 from The Netherlands.
The World Transplant Games is a celebration of the human spirit, giving individuals with previously life-threatening illnesses, the chance to compete in a high-level sports event and prove that they can not only lead normal, fulfilling lives, but push the boundaries of their physical endurance.

Register as an organ donor: www.odf.org.za