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May 9, 1990 | JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bruce Fordyce has led a life of privilege--the best schools, the finest things. His home in Johannesburg's posh northern suburbs reflects this. It is cool and tasteful, rich and subtle. Fordyce may be South Africa's most successful athlete. In a nation in which professional athletes are almost non-existent, Fordyce, as an amateur, has grown rich and famous. He is perhaps the world's most accomplished ultra-distance runner--a sport that is wildly popular here, but less so elsewhere in the world.
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May 9, 1990 | JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bruce Fordyce has led a life of privilege--the best schools, the finest things. His home in Johannesburg's posh northern suburbs reflects this. It is cool and tasteful, rich and subtle. Fordyce may be South Africa's most successful athlete. In a nation in which professional athletes are almost non-existent, Fordyce, as an amateur, has grown rich and famous. He is perhaps the world's most accomplished ultra-distance runner--a sport that is wildly popular here, but less so elsewhere in the world.
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February 13, 2000 | MAL FLORENCE
It doesn't seem possible, but the East Allegheny (Pa.) High boys' basketball team committed 70 turnovers in a recent 111-36 loss to Wilkinsburg. "I didn't think you could have that many in one game either, but our assistant coach keeps track of them on the bench during the game and we did have that many," East Allegheny Coach George Padezan said. The NBA record for turnovers in a game is "only" 43 set by the Lakers against Seattle in 1974.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 2, 2005 | Dana Parsons
When you consider that her family didn't have a television until she was 12, you realize that Lindsey Fernandez's earliest memories of the annual epic race that riveted her South African countrymen were not visual. Instead, they sprang from radio or news reports and conversations passed down through the generations. Fernandez is now a grown-up woman of 40, a businesswoman living in Tustin with her husband and far from her native land.
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November 19, 1991 | SCOTT KRAFT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When South Africa's Olympic boss, Sam Ramsamy, announced a few days ago that his nation's absence from the Olympics would end next summer, after 32 years, the whoops of delight echoed from Cape Town to Johannesburg. But some of the cheers quickly turned to boos when whites learned there was a small catch. South Africans would be in Barcelona all right--but without the national flag, the national anthem or the national sporting symbol, the springbok.
SPORTS
November 18, 1988 | ELLIOTT ALMOND, Times Staff Writer
The divisive issue of South African sport has been difficult for Bruce Fordyce, who lives in the Johannesburg suburb of Forest Town. Fordyce, perhaps the world's best ultra-marathon runner, empathizes with his fellow South African athletes, who are stymied by an international boycott resulting from their country's official policy of apartheid, or racial segregation. But he realizes that the boycott has been instrumental in forcing desegregation of sport in his country, which he endorses.
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March 1, 1989 | JULIE CART, Times Staff Writer
In the Republic of South Africa, where sport often appears to lack a human face, this strange society is at once a birthplace of achingly talented athletes and the burial ground for their dreams. There is a road there and it is a true path for only those whose skin color gains them entrance. For the remaining--for the many--there is only a chance to run alongside the path, never on it. Unless they choose to run away.
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