Concern as BAA sends all-male team to US

Off to Oregon: Team Botswana that will represent the country at the World Championships PIC: BNOC
Off to Oregon: Team Botswana that will represent the country at the World Championships PIC: BNOC

The inclusion of women in sport remains a hot potato as the issue was again prominent at the Botswana athletics team send-off ceremony ahead of the World Athletics Championships in Oregon, United States.

Team manager, Tshepo Kelaotswe, said the situation remains a concern. He said recently, there has been a decline in terms of women athletes' performance. He committed that they intend to increase women's participation in the team.

“We are concerned about this and we intend to work hard in making sure that we change that come next year. It does not look good to have an all-men team. When we come back from the championships we will make things right,” he said.

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Happy Independence!

We are 56 years old and what do we have to show for it? Looking at where Botswana started and where it is today, there are a lot of developments, but whether the developments match the number of years we have enjoyed as a country is a topic for another day.The fact that cannot be denied is we have seen major developments, but we are still lacking in several pertinent areas.Our beautiful country imports almost everything. We import fuel, food,...

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