Netball: For the love of the game

Ashleigh Stober is a WP Netball player and one of our FitComm community members. We sat down with her recently to share our passion for the game and get some insight into what it takes to play this sport at provincial level.  When did you realise you loved to play netball? How old were you? […]

MTB Trails to Try in the Eastern Cape

Expect have your mind blown when you cycle along the single, jeep, forest, mountainous tracks and trails of the Eastern Cape. From deserted beaches to verdant forests and rolling hills, the Eastern Cape is a mountain bikers paradise. Here are five trails to whet your appetite. Hayterdayle Trails Near Addo Grading: Beginner to expert Distance/s: up to […]

The Olympic Netball Directory

It’s no secret, we love netball here at Olympic International. Netball continues to grow as a sport in South Africa, and we’re happy to be a part of it with the range of netball sports shoes we manufacture. We want to be a part of this exciting sport well into the future – by designing […]

MTB Trails to try in KwaZulu-Natal

With its enchanting forests, lush savannah, awe-inspiring mountain ranges and wildlife, KwaZulu-Natal is mountain biking heaven par none. We’ve put together a short list of a few trails in KZN, that are suitable for all levels and a must if you find yourself in this KZN on a break. Giba Gorge Mountain Bike and Adventure […]

The Olympic Guide to getting Fit

So, you’ve decided to improve your overall health by starting a fitness programme. Congratulations! Nobody has ever regretted it. But where to start? With so many options out there, and the internet flooded with so much information, it’s hard to know where to begin. What’s important to remember is that you are unique and there […]

Quick Guide to Choosing a MTB Shoe

The quality of your ride depends on three contact points – butt to saddle, hands to bar and feet to pedal. We’ve made it our business to make mountain biking cycling shoes that deliver all the features you should be checking for when you make the transition from flat pedals to clipless pedals. It’s important […]

Anatomy of a good hockey shoe

Field hockey is not considered a full-contact sport but ask any hockey player who has ever experienced the business end of a hockey stick or a hurtling ball crashing into their toe or shin at upwards of 70 kilometres per hour, and you might get a different picture of the sport. While there is no […]

What I wish I knew about a netball shoe

My ‘career’ as a social netball player came to a painful end when a sharp change in direction, playing the position of wing defence, resulted in a tear in my left knee meniscus and some ligament and tissue damage. Many trips to the orthopaedic surgeon later, I decided to hang up my vest. Like most social […]

100 years of sporting excellence

Few South African companies can boast 100 successful years in business. It remains a big deal and for good reason. It is reported that less than half of all new business ventures survive their first five years. This year we celebrate this incredible milestone – 100 years of excellence in sports footwear, design and manufacturing. […]

MTB Trails to try in Gauteng

Mountain bikers should always have a list of dirt-shredding trails to try – especially if you’re just starting out. Part two in our series of “MTB Trails to Try” takes us to Gauteng where, not surprisingly, there are many must-try trails waiting to be discovered. These are our top five picks. PwC Bike Park, Bryanston Sandton […]