Olopeng cautions athletes as Botswana games start

Thapelo Olopeng
Thapelo Olopeng

FRANCISTOWN: The Minister of Youth Sport and Culture, Thapelo Olopeng has cautioned athletes against the use of performance enhancing drugs as he officially opened the fourth edition of the Botswana Games at the Francistown Sport Complex on Saturday.

Olopeng encouraged athletes to shun the use of performance enhancing substances and behave well. “In sport we believe that winning is a good habit. However, it should not be at all costs. Please do not be tempted to turn to performance enhancing substances, which have detrimental effect on your health and sporting career. I believe you will make the districts you represent proud of both your performances and conduct on and off the field.

These are your games and we want you to have memorable experiences. Have fun, make friends and learn from others with a view to improve your performances in the future. Learn from this experience and take something positive to your schools, clubs and communities,” he said.

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