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August 9, 2017 5:51 PM Makwala puts on show as he coasts into semis

London - Botswanan star Isaac Makwala didn't run like a sick man as he breezed into the 200 metres world championship semi-finals timing 20.20 seconds in a solo time-trial on Wednesday. The 30-year-old had been given the go-ahead by the sport's governing body the IAAF after missing Monday's heats because the quarantine period for the highly contagious 48

August 9, 2017 5:51 PM World Championships: Isaac Makwala qualifies in solo 200m time trial

Botswana's Isaac Makwala is through to the 200m semi-finals at the World Championships after achieving the qualifying time in a solo run. Makwala, 30, missed the 200m heats on Monday as he was barred from competing for 48 hours while organisers tried to halt a norovirus outbreak. He came out of quarantine at 14:00 BST on Wednesday and ran a time of 20.20 seconds 46

August 9, 2017 5:44 PM IAAF accused of 'sabotage' after leading medal hope is blocked from final over norovirus fears

The 30-year-old had been expected to challenge favourite and Olympic champion Wayde van Niekerk of South Africa over one lap. Van Niekerk won gold on Tuesday night. Video footage showed Makwala was prevented from entering the warm-up track and Botswanan officials criticised the IAAF for their heavy-handedness and lack of communication. Makwala told ITV News: "They 71

August 9, 2017 4:00 AM Makgophe declares war on emerging crime trends

Makgophe said this on Saturday on Police Day at Special Support Group (SSG) camp where a reception was held to mark the 133th anniversary of the existence of police. The Commissioner vowed that the police would continue to engage and collaborate closely with other law enforcement agencies at local, regional and international levels in tackling emerging 48

August 8, 2017 9:01 PM World athletics championships in London hit by stomach bug outbreak

A stomach bug has hit about 30 athletes staying at one of the official hotels of the world championships, including gold medal contender Isaac Makwala, who was turned away from London's Olympic Stadium after being ruled ineligible to compete. Makwala is one of several athletes from Botswana staying at London's Tower Hotel, where members of the German 64

August 8, 2017 5:00 AM As Best As World’s Best

The world spectacle could not have come at a better time for Botswana, with the nation still reeling in shock from the reverberations of the internal wranglings in the opposition Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC). The scent of victory at the world games could be whatv the doctor ordered to soothe broken hearts and dashed hopes. The blue, black and white 48

August 7, 2017 10:13 PM Food poisoning takes Makwala out of 200 at worlds

LONDON (AP) - Several athletes have come down with a stomach bug at the world championships, including medal favorite Isaac Makwala of Botswana. Makwala pulled out of his 200-meter heat Monday and later said he had food poisoning. "There have been a number of cases of gastroenteritis reported by team members residing within one of the official team hotels 68

August 7, 2017 9:27 PM The Latest: Athletes at worlds become ill at official hotel

Some athletes at the world championships staying at an official hotel have become ill. The local organizing committee says there have been “a number of cases of gastroenteritis” reported by some teams. Botswanan runner Isaac Makwala, who withdrew from his opening heat in the 200 meters, wrote on his Facebook page that he has food poisoning. He said other 76

August 7, 2017 12:44 PM Botswana: Khama Honours Police Officers

Gaborone — President Lt Gen. Dr Seretse Khama Ian Khama on August 4 bestowed some senior officers with Botswana Police Medal for Meritorious Service (BPM) and Botswana Police Distinguished Service Order (DSO) as part of Botswana Police Service's 133rd anniversary celebrations. Among those who received the BPM are three senior assistant commissioners 26

August 7, 2017 4:00 AM Sex crimes against minors grave concern

The Botswana Police Service spokesperson, assistant commissioner Witness Bosija says statistics show that from January to May this year they recorded 171 cases of defilement. He revealed that last year there were 617 cases as compared to 543 cases in 2015. He said the numbers might be increasing but people should know that this is through their awareness 84