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Winning in Tokyo: Finding the sun

As the last century ended, Nelson Mandela was resigning from public office. His 1999 farewell speech to Parliament closed with his dream that “all our children may play in the sun” and warning “the long walk continues”.

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"In Rod we trust": The masterminds behind Australia's 1999 Rugby World Cup triumph

Towards five o’clock on a piercingly cold Cardiff afternoon, as the spectators in the steepling stands of the new Millennium Stadium at Cardiff roared, South African referee Andre Watson raised his arm dramatically to the closed roof and gave a resounding blast of his whistle.