Wesley Botton
Chief sports writer
2 minute read
6 Mar 2021
8:01 am

Olympic uncertainty makes the 2021 Games potentially the most exciting

Wesley Botton

And while South Africa will no doubt have some contenders in the mix, it's going to be the most unpredictable Olympics in decades.

Chad le Clos would ordinarily be a South African Olympic Games medal contender, but with little to go on, no one knows what form the swimmer is in. Picture: Getty Images

A colleague, who works for another newspaper, has a simple formula which some members of the media have come to use in an attempt to predict South African medal hopes at the Olympic Games. This year, however, the calculation doesn't work nearly as well because we don't really know where to start. As eager as Sascoc often seem to set a medal target for the quadrennial showpiece, even the umbrella body distanced itself this week from making early predictions. With some athletes still attempting to qualify in various codes, Sascoc president Barry Hendricks said at this week's Mr Price kit...