A course for medical staff at the Selebi Phikwe Hospital was hosted by BNOC ©BNOC

The Botswana National Olympic Committee (BNOC) have run a workshop for medical staff at a hospital to educate them about their role in supporting athletes and teams.

The course was held at the Selebi Phikwe Hospital and looked at health issues athletes might experience and could require doctors and nurses to treat.

It also allowed members of the BNOC to share their knowledge with the hospital staff and also pass information onto athletes about medical prescriptions.

A total of 35 medical professionals attended the workshop which was led by Basadi Akoonyatse, an interim National Anti-Doping Organisation and accredited educator.

She was joined by Wedu Motswetla, the BNOC’s programmes manager, to run the course.

On top of this, the BNOC also took part in the Selebi Phikwe marathon, with their anti-doping officials setting up a stand to share information at the event.