Amos counts losses

Hard times: Amos has vowed to returned stronger after the ban
Hard times: Amos has vowed to returned stronger after the ban

In 2012, Nijel Amos’ young career was blossoming and the Marobela-born athlete was preparing to take the world of athletics by the scruff of the neck. A decade later, all has gone downhill, largely to the athlete flattering to deceive and a recent doping hammer blow, notes Staff Writer, MQONDISI DUBE

The palpable excitement hit the nation on a wintry evening in July 2012 when Amos participated in the fastest 800m final, on his way to earning the country’s first Olympic medal.

Then an unheralded 18-year-old Amos had made history, finishing behind the big-striding, recording-breaking Kenyan, David Rudisha.

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Bravo police for prompt action

It is also hurting that whilst we all know that the Botswana Police Service (BPS) is charged functionally with the duties to investigate all forms of crime, some locals have resorted to taking the law into their own hands. It is very wrong to do that. There is also a possibility that one may wrongfully take the life of a person in the process, unless it is a justifiable case of self-defence. Recently, in the city of Francistown, some locals found...

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