Quinton Steele Botes Passes Away

Namibian sport administrator and consultant Quinton Steele Botes passed away in his sleep on Monday night after a long struggle with cancer.

Botes was a top athletics coach and probably Namibia’s top sport administrator.

He was a Level 2 International Olympic Committee tutor and a course director of the IOC, conducting numerous courses in Africa.

He represented Namibia as a technical manager at the Olympic Games, the Commonwealth Games and the All Africa Games while he also received an award for sporting excellence from the IOC.

In Namibia he was also a motivational speaker, an active sport organiser, consultant and brand ambassador for various companies, including Marathon Sugar, Coca-Cola, Starlite, Engen and Avis.

The secretary general of the Namibia National Olympic Committee Joan Smit said it was a great loss and that his work for the NNOC was ‘invaluable.’

“We will miss him a lot, but his legacy will live on. He was the one person who had the knowledge and insight to work with athletes from grassroots level to high performance level.”

Botes is survived by his wife Bonita, his children Ibarto, Benton and Quinita and his grandson Kian.

Source : The Namibian