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Australia’s America’s Cup bid

Also: An 18-year-old blind football player, and horse-racing in Lesotho.

Australia may re-enter the America’s Cup

Australia could be about to re-enter the race for the oldest prize in sport, the America’s Cup, provided the off the water wrangling comes to an end.

Holders Alinghi are locked in a legal dispute over regulations for the regatta, meaning the 33rd edition could be delayed by several years.

Rumours are rife downunder, that the Aussies could be about to end a nine year absence. Wayne Hay reports.


Battling blind

Young Dumisane has many followers

Earning respect from teammates and opponents on a football field is never easy.

Eighteen-year old Dumisane Ntombela has done exactly that, and won many fans for the way he plays and coaches the game.

What makes it even more of an achievement is that he is blind. Rahul Pathak has the story.


Lesotho’s race


The race has Lesotho’s dramatic
landscape  as  backdrop

It is one of the most spectacular mountain kingdom’s on Earth.

Lesotho in Southern Africa is a country of around 2 million people, most of whom live in remote mountain villages.

It is one of these Villages which recently became the backdrop to one of the world’s most unusual and entertaining horse-races.

Joanna Gasiorowska reports on the Lesotho Independence day race.

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This episode of Sportsworld aired on Monday, February 25 2008

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