Botswana faces doping predicament

Doping challenge: Amos has been provisionally suspended PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE
Doping challenge: Amos has been provisionally suspended PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE

Local sporting landscape is at risk amid an explosion in doping cases. In a space of one week, three cases have been recorded.

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 regularly since 2010, with eight local and one foreign athlete testing positive for a banned substance.

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