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Calistus Kolantsho
  • Relay team gets new lease of life

    The team had initially finished last, clocking 3.07.52 in the semi finals after Zibani Ngozi was obstructed leading to a baton drop during a change over with Keitumetse Maitseo.However, the team was given a new lease of life and will therefore get a...

  • Kebinatshipi: 400m conveyor belt’s new talent

    The conveyor belt churning the 400m talent is not about to stop with a new kid emerging on the block.Collen Kebinatshipi is the latest 400m runner ready to rock the athletics world and is already ranked number three in the world Under-20 with a...

  • FIDE assists broke BCF to send Olympiad team

    FIDE purchased the flight tickets for the athletes. BCF secretary, Mokwaledi Tingwane told Mmegi Sport that they are in a dire situation after receiving only P200,000 as an annual grant from the Botswana National Sport Commission (BNSC).“We have...

  • The end is near

    Makwala will now represent Botswana for the last time in the men’s 4x400m relay team at the ongoing World Athletics Championships.Makwala was scheduled to compete in the men’s 400m at the Commonwealth Games.He said he is now shifting focus to the...

  • Ndori: The last man standing

    He was an underdog who went to the World Athletics Championships with nothing to prove but stormed to the finals, refusing to let his stature dim his light as he powered to a personal best (PB) of 44.87.He is guaranteed at least P60,000 for reaching...

  • Ndori through to finals, Makwala out

    Ndori clocked 44.94 to finish behind Olympic champion, Kirani James who registered 44.74.Ndori had stormed to the semi-final with a personal best (PB) of 44.87. He is no stranger to the big stage as he was part of the men’s 4x400m relay team that...

  • Makwala goes for the last hunt

    As it stands, the world medal is the only one that has eluded him in his career. Makwala has unfinished business at this championships after the 2017 scandal that saw him being disqualified from the 400m race. The man is out to prove his mettle...

  • Mosimanegape joins WBSC board

    He was elected into the position during the WBSC elective Congress held in Taipei, Taiwan and will be the WBSC Africa Member at Large. The congress was a follow-up to the one that was held in Botswana in 2017.Mosimanegape told Mmegi Sport he...

  • Masaiti targets FIDE role

    Masaiti is in a team led by Ukrainian Grandmaster (GM), Andrii Baryshpolets, with the elections scheduled for August 7 during the FIDE Congress. Baryshpolets will face incumbent FIDE president, Russian Arkady Dvorkovich during the congress, which...

  • Karate embroiled in internal fight

    Last week, BOKA affiliates wrote a letter to the executive committee requesting for the 2021-2022 financial statement.BOKA secretary-general, Karabo Samuel wrote back to the affiliates confirming that the executive committee had received the letter...

  • Botswana faces doping predicament

    This brings to eight, the number of cases Botswana has recorded since 2010, a high figure considering the country's low athlete population.Nijel Amos' positive result shock from a doping test stung the nation. But it has been occurring...

  • Diacore marathon winner tests positive for banned substance

    According to information reaching Mmegi Sport, Jari was tested after winning the marathon that was held on June 5 in Gaborone.The athlete has been notified and he has acknowledged receipt of the communication, according to Regional Anti-Doping...

  • What is the 'GW1516' that got Amos in trouble?

    GW1516 has not been approved for medication and has no recognised therapeutic uses. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has advised of its health risks for athletes. In 2017, there were 31 sanctions related to this compound worldwide. GW1516 is known...

  • Amos suspended after testing positive for banned substance

    This bring to two, in a space of one week, the number of Botswana athletes who have violated anti-doping rules.While authorities are yet to confirm, Mmegi Sport can reveal long and triple jumper, Thalosang Tshireletso is the other athlete who tested...

  • Kemoeng calls for more sport funding

    Kemoeng was speaking during the Birmingham Commonwealth Games Team Botswana send off ceremony over the weekend in Gaborone.He said there is need for an in-depth look into how things have been done all along and how they should be done going...

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