Anti-doping: A battle the nation has to win

Once again, the nation has come face-to-face with an ugly foe that has taken a firm hold on domestic sports.

It is altering the sporting landscape at a worrying rate. Doping is now deeply rooted in Botswana, a country with a relatively small population of athletes.

Under the Athletics Integrity Unit, Botswana is classified under Category B and already shares the tier with countries such as South Africa, Brazil, China and Columbia. These countries have a much bigger athlete population and one would expect doping incidences to be much higher. But Botswana is keeping up the unwanted pace and could soon find itself promoted to the top Category A, if the vice continues unabated.

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