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Calistus Kolantsho
  • ODC gives BNOC P500,000 for Olympics

    The handover ceremony today coincided with the marking of 100 days to the Olympics. Speaking during the event, ODC managing director, Mmetla Masire said the money is meant to assist Team Botswana to prepare for the 2024 Olympics. “We do appreciate...

  • Sweet revenge as Nawa clinches J30 Singles title

    Nawa punched the air in celebration as the Minister of Youth, Sport, Culture and Gender (MYSC), Tumiso Rakgare watched on.The win is a revenge for Nawa who has been struggling to pick a win against South African players in the same tournament. Last...

  • Athletics vice president survives coup

    The audio clip also lays a plan to remove the BAA general manager, Pinkie Wilson, when her term expires in July.“The motion is already written, we [are] only waiting for three clubs for it to be finalised. Clubs, especially in the north, that do...

  • Volleyball executive accused as meeting flops

    Several affiliates, including Mafolofolo, Motlakase, Sebokeng, Blockbusters, Dikwena, and Dynamites, did not attend the meeting.Amongst the present clubs were UB Yaros, Mag Stimela, Kutlwano, Kalavango, BDF, Prisons, Police, Spiking Stars, and...

  • Modutlwa, Gabobewe gear for World Indoor Bowls

    They qualified to represent Botswana at the world competition after winning selections held in December. Speaking to MmegiSport, Modutlwa explained that every December, the Botswana Bowling Association (BBA) organises a qualifying tournament for the...

  • Injury kills Mogopa's Olympics dream

    Ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Gamess, the judoka suffered an injury, causing him to lose his spot.Now, the same injury is keeping him on the sidelines ahead of the upcoming Olympics in Paris. Mogopa was one of the late Sensei Kesuike Itsubo's...

  • BAA, race organisers clash over new demands

    These guidelines are for clubs, competition providers, and stakeholders. The marathon organisers have agreed to pay for a license but cannot afford the other fees that the association is demanding. According to the new standards for road races, a...

  • Olympic gold medallists to get P680,000

    World Athletics made the landmark decision today through a statement and it becomes the first international federation to award prize money at the Olympic Games. “Athletes are rewarded for achieving the pinnacle of sporting success, starting at...

  • Tebogo shifts focus to Kip Keino Classic

    Tebogo rose to stardom during the World Under-20 Championships held in Kenya in 2021 where he won the men’s 100m and finished second in the 200m at the Moi International Sports Centre. Tebogo told MmegiSport yesterday that he will compete in the...

  • Nawa falls short of Vorwerk in the final

    Vorwerk snatched the title with a convincing score of 6-3, 6-2. Vorwerk went into the match with an upper hand because he was ranked 239 in the ITF World rankings while Nawa was ranked 383. Nawa started the match motivated to win his first title but...

  • Makwala ready for national team duty

    Makwala was the starter for the Jwaneng athletics club 4x400m relay team alongside Letsile Tebogo for team Botswana.Jwaneng finished in the second position in 3:03.56 while team Botswana stopped the clock in 3:02.97. Other members for Team Botswana...

  • Boxing suffers Olympics blow

    The boxing body was appealing against a decision by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Session to withdraw the recognition of IBA as an international boxing federation.Recently, the IOC announced that if boxing remained without a recognised...

  • Things fall apart at softball

    The incumbent president, Katlholo Mosimanegape,, and his secretary-general, Nozie Malunga Payet, have shown interest in remaining on the committee. Payet wants to return as public relations officer (PRO) while Mosimanegape wants to retain his...

  • Visa delays cost cross-country team

    The Serbian Embassy in Pretoria rejected the visa applications as they were submitted late by the Botswana Athletics Association (BAA).Team manager, Isaac Mbise told MmegiSport that they were informed by BAA that visa applications had been rejected...

  • Athletes in rush as deadline looms

    The deadline for qualification is Sunday and tomorrow's event presents athletes with the final chance to book their place on the plane to Nassau, The Bahamas, where the World Athletics Relays will be held on May 4 and 5. The qualification period...

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