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Calistus Kolantsho
  • Hockey’s Jeremiah drives women in sport project

    The selection process saw Jeremiah join 20 women from 13 countries in Africa and Europe to undertake a mentee position in the FLOT project, which is co-funded by the European Commission.Through the comprehensive mobility and mentoring programme, the...

  • Three barred from BNOC elections

    The three are not eligible to vote after the International Olympics Committee (IOC) announced in April, the trio would not be part of the Paris 2024 Olympics. Botswana Karate Association (BOKA) public relations officer, Isaiah Ramontshonyana said...

  • New Boxing president calls for unity

    The presidential position had four candidates, Dirang Thipe, Michael Moroka, Michael Lefiri and Khunwane. In the first round, Thipe got four votes while five went to Lefiri. Moroka and Khunwane each received seven votes. The elections went to a...

  • Gloves off as boxing votes

    Vice president Gilbert Khunwane, secretary-general Moremi Lefiri, former executive committee member Dirang Thipe, and Botswana National Olympic Committee (BNOC) board member and ex-BoBA president Michael Moroka are all in the presidential contest to...

  • Athletics' off the track challenges

    Athletics depends on Botswana National Sport Commission (BNSC) for facilities, particularly stadia where in some instances they are not allowed access. Sometimes the stadium is reserved for football or other celebrations like the Botswana Defence...

  • Women want 'offending' rule removed

    The rule applies to events from 400m to the mile, including 400m, hurdles races, 800m, 1500m, one-mile races and combined events over the same distances. The regulations require any athlete who has a Difference of Sexual Development (DSD), with...

  • Bowling activities suspended

    The COVID-19 pandemic has also led to the cancellation of international bowling championships for the rest of the year.Director of bowls, Marea Modutlwa told Mmegi Sport that the only activities that will go ahead are for the national team and...

  • National Sport Associations Ready For Activities Resumption

    The move comes after some of the pronouncements made during the state of the nation address by President Mokgweetsi Masisi on Friday evening. Following that, Botswana National Sport Commission (BNSC) chief executive officer (CEO), Tuelo Serufho told...

  • Makwala Gears Up For Two Diamond League Finals

    Makwala has been in good shape since last year when he was preparing for Olympics until a point when he qualified for the Games in both 200m and 400m. However, he decided to focus on the 400m at the Olympics and he was instrumental in the men’s...

  • Masuge shifts focus to books

    It was an African affair, with the gold medal going to Algeria, Morocco snatching the silver while Namibia walked away with the bronze. In the semifinal, Masuge reached the finish line in 50.13 registering his personal best (PB). National team coach,...

  • Wither Botswana sport: Focus on golf

    At the turn of the century, Botswana sport was on an upward trajectory. There was a hive of activity in most of the National Sport Associations (NSAs). The nation’s darling, the Zebras qualified for the Africa Cup of Nations finals for the first...

  • BNSC directors get contract extensions

    There was speculation that director-sport development, Bobby Gaseitsiwe was in line to be appointed the Botswana Athletics Association (BAA) chief executive officer, as the athletics body prepares to have a fully-fledged secretariat. BNSC chief...

  • BNOC writes off Nkobolo's chances

    The accident left the athlete in a wheelchair. Botswana Athletics Association (BAA) launched an investigation into the accident which occurred after Nkobolo and Baboloki Thebe sneaked out of camp. The report has not been made public. BNOC acting...

  • Fate Of Sport Lies With Health Director- Rakgare

    Minister of Youth Empowerment, Sport and Culture Development, Tumiso Rakgare told Parliament last week that his ministry is not in a position to advise on health matters. “We know how far our advice could go but we do not advise on health matters....

  • Makwala Qualifies For Diamond League Final

    “I think missing Rome at the beginning of the Diamond League worked against us. We are great and looking forward to hit the World Athletics Championships qualifying time in the 200m. We missed it by .02 yesterday,” he said.Makwala resumed his...

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