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27 Aug 2018

As a way of celebrating its 20th anniversary, mobile network operator - Mascom Wireless – saw it fit to extend the celebratory mood to cycling by increasing the prize money for the winners of the upcoming 4th annual Mascom Cycle Challenge.

27 Aug 2018

Botswana National Olympic Committee (BNOC) has put a bid to host the 2022 Youth Olympic Games with the belief the hosting will improve sports in the country.

 

It will be the first time the continent host the games and Botswana having hosted the second Youth Africa Games believe they will be able to stage the world youth event.

23 Aug 2018

The Botswana Premier League is back and so is the excitement and the disappointment that comes with it.

The opening week saw a whooping 23 goals scored, with almost half of the goals coming from two matches, the entertaining 3 all draw between Extension Gunners and Mochudi Centre Chiefs as well as the lopsided 5 – 0 defeat of league newbies Prisons XI by Jwaneng Galaxy.

23 Aug 2018

Given a chance to shine and qualify at the African Women Netball Championship qualifiers’ tournament which is also the World Cup qualifiers, Botswana women’s team’s hope of qualifying seems to have fallen apart.

23 Aug 2018

Botswana Premier League (BPL) management’s new ticketing dispensation which sees teams source and sell tickets for their own home Premier league matches came into effect this past weekend.

The new ticketing dispensation was adopted after some premier league teams complained that the companies that were contracted to sell tickets failed to deliver.

23 Aug 2018

Weeping relatives and fans gathered around the coffin of Rasego Maseki over the weekend at his home village of Mmadinare, mourning the fighter who was stabbed to death.

23 Aug 2018

Galaxy assistant coach Matshediso Moseki has fired a warning to champions Township Rollers that Jwaneng Galaxy are going all-out to take their Premier League crown this season. Hopes are high at Galaxy after they mauled Prisons XI 5 nil on the opening weekend of the new campaign.

23 Aug 2018

Serbian instructor, Igor Kovacevic will be undertaking a series of coaching clinics for basketball coaches in Botswana from August 20th to September 14th.  This is all part of a move by the Botswana Basketball Association (BBA’s) drive to develop the game across the country.

20 Aug 2018

The announcement of the 2017/2018 Botswana Premier League season awards winners has caused uproar as people question the integrity of the nomination system.

Following the low key announcement of the winners, there are already murmurs of disapproval as some football followers opine the BPL the awards may have been staged just to save face ahead of the start of the new season.

20 Aug 2018

Some disgruntled teachers awaiting their sports assignments allowance monies have found comical relief in the Botswana Integrated Sports Association (BISA) failed attempt to pay them from the boot of BISA President Joshua Gaotlhobogwe’s car.

20 Aug 2018

Botswana Football Association (BFA)’s last minute payment of referees has averted the league from facing another boycott from the whistle men during the league’s opening matches.

20 Aug 2018

Netball injuries are more common than you might expect. The sport has often been described as a game reliant on rapid acceleration to "break free" from an opponent, and sudden and rapid changes in direction in combination with leaps to receive a pass.

20 Aug 2018

Local 400m sprinter Baboloki Thebe is allegedly on the brink of relocating to Ivory Coast where he will train under the watchful eye of Ivorian high performance coach Anthony Koffi.

Sunday Standard has established that Thebe is expected to move base when the athletics season comes to an end this coming November in order to prepare for the new season ahead.

16 Aug 2018

Mobile network operator Orange Botswana’s three year sponsorship of the Orange Phikwe Marathon (OPM) has come to end. It remains to be seen if the partnership will be renewed with the company reaffirming its commitment to sports development in Botswana.

16 Aug 2018

Although it is not viable to satisfactorily fund all of Botswana’s sport codes, the Ministry of Youth Sport and Culture (MYSC) has been urged to set up an independent task force to categorise the country’s sport codes. This would ensure the effective allocation of limited financial resources to sport codes according to priority and special needs.

16 Aug 2018

All eyes will be on the Botswana Cricket Association (BCA) as they welcome six nations this weekend to slug it out at the annual ladies tournament which is now in its eight year.

16 Aug 2018

Local coaches have been implored to have knowledge about the physiological characteristics of young athletes to avoid unnecessary injuries.

The call was made by the Associate Professor of Applied Exercise Physiology at UB Ignatius Onyewadume during a Botswana Sports Science and Medicine Symposium held at the University of Botswana this past Friday.

16 Aug 2018

Limitless Minds chess academy will this weekend make history by hosting the first ever Botswana open youth championships for players with disability at the University of Botswana on the 18th August.

12 Aug 2018

Botswana Football Association (BFA) has been castigated for not creating an independent Arbitration Tribunal to deal with internal disputes that cannot be determined by the association’s already existing judicial structures.

12 Aug 2018

The Botswana mountain bike competition landscape is billed for a major shakedown as local cyclists await the premiere of what is expected to be the country’s biggest mountain bike challenge.

Dubbed ‘The Gaborone Quest,’ the two day mountain bike challenge, which is sponsored to the tune of P500 000 is expected to commence this coming weekend.

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