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Sheikh Ahmad found guilty of forgery in Geneva court

Sheikh Ahmad found guilty of forgery in Geneva court

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Featured Photo:Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images for ANOC) AIPS MediaGENEVA, September 10, 2021 – Influencial member of the Olympic family Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah from Kuwait and four others were on Friday, September 10 convicted of forgery by a Swiss criminal court. 30 MONTHS The sheikh, a prominent ruling family member, was handed a 30-month prison sentence, half of which is suspended, following a trial which opened on August 30.  He was accused of masterminding a fake arbitration case to validate the suspicious video recordings he presented to prove that Kuwait’s former prime minister Sheikh Nasser al-Mohammed and speaker of parliament Jassem al-Kharafi were guilty of coup-plotting and corrupt practices. DEFEN...
UGANDAN ATHLETICS – SILVER SPRINGS RENEW SHIDA LENI’S GYM & POOL MEMBERSHIP (PRESS RELEASE)

UGANDAN ATHLETICS – SILVER SPRINGS RENEW SHIDA LENI’S GYM & POOL MEMBERSHIP (PRESS RELEASE)

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Kampala,Uganda: Featured Photo Credit: Sue O’Connor On her return to Uganda from the Tokyo Olympic Games, the country’s star sprinter, Shida Leni, received a big boost with the news that Kampala’s Silver Springs Hotel had renewed, for a further year, her complimentary use of its Espace Gym and its swimming pool. GENERAL MANAGER The hotel’s General Manager, Mr Joseph Tuhaise, said, “How glad and proud we are to be associated with Shida Leni, and we are delighted to provide whatever support we can.” COACHES’ COMMENTS Shida has been trained since August 2013, by the husband and wife coaching duo of Kevin and Sue O’Connor. Kevin observed, “This is excellent. The gym has hugely increased Shida’s strength and power, and this has been a major factor in her breaking the 10-year-...
MTN Salutes Uganda’s Athletes with Cash Prizes following an Outstanding Performance at the Tokyo Olympics

MTN Salutes Uganda’s Athletes with Cash Prizes following an Outstanding Performance at the Tokyo Olympics

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The gesture is consistent with MTN Uganda’s support towards Uganda’s Athletics programs over the years, through the Uganda Athletics Federation To celebrate the country’s sporting achievements, MTN Uganda also announced a Dabolo data promo that will double the data of customers with daily subscriptions for a week, effective Saturday 14th August 2021 The Dabolo data promo celebrates the double medal achievement of MTN brand ambassador Joshua Cheptegei Friday 13th August 2021- Kampala, Uganda: MTN Uganda has today rewarded the entire team of athletes who represented the country, as well as their coaches and administrators in the just concluded 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. This is in appreciation of their outstanding performance that earned Uganda 4 medals at the games. MT...
Team Uganda Returns in style, Set for Presidential Welcome in Kololo today

Team Uganda Returns in style, Set for Presidential Welcome in Kololo today

AFRICA, Atheletics, EAST AFRICA, JAPAN, OLYMPICS, Sports, TOKYO, UGANDA, Uganda Olympic Committe
Entebbe,Uganda: Uganda’s team at the concluded 2020 Olympics have returned from Tokyo after an impressive showing at the games. The team arrived at Entebbe International Airport on Tuesday 1:30pm aboard Emirates Airlines. They were quickly whisked away to Kololo grounds for Covid19 tests before meeting President Museveni on Wednesday at midday. Uganda won four medals at the games – the highest number won at a single Olympics event The winners were Joshua Cheptegei (5000m gold, 10000m silver), Peruth Chemutai (3000m steeplechase gold) and Jacob Kiplimo (10000m silver). Peruth Chemutai The third and final delegation of the Uganda Olympics team that took part in the 32nd edition of the Olympic Games in Japan has safely returned home on Tuesday, August 10, 20...
Uganda’s delegation hold bilateral talks with  with  H.E Milan Hidehiro, the Parliamentary Vice Minister of Japan for Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in his office in Tokyo, Japan

Uganda’s delegation hold bilateral talks with with H.E Milan Hidehiro, the Parliamentary Vice Minister of Japan for Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in his office in Tokyo, Japan

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dignitaries have held a successful bilateral meeting with H.E Milan Hidehiro, the Parliamentary Vice Minister of Japan for Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Today, the Minister of State for Sports Hon. Denis Hamson Obua accompanied by NCS Chairman Dr. Donald Rukare and NCS General Secretary, Dr. Patrick Ogwel and other government dignitaries have held a successful bilateral meeting with H.E Milan Hidehiro, the Parliamentary Vice Minister of Japan for Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in his office in Tokyo, Japan. Discussions on issues of Cooperation between the Government of Uganda (GOU) and Japan in the fields of education, sports, agriculture, trade, technology, trade, infrastructure were held with Hon. Obua calling upon Japan go...
First Lady Margaret Kenyatta unveils medals, kicking-off countdown to World Athletics Under 20 Championships

First Lady Margaret Kenyatta unveils medals, kicking-off countdown to World Athletics Under 20 Championships

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NAIROBI, 6th August 2021 (PSCU) – First Lady Margaret Kenyatta on Friday unveiled medals, kicking-off the countdown to the World Athletics Under 20 (U20) Championships that will be held later this month. Speaking during the unveiling ceremony at the Moi International Sports Centre Kasarani in Nairobi, the First Lady encouraged the Kenyan team to utilize the home-ground advantage to shine during the championships. “The U20 Championships is one in a series of global sporting events that offers opportunities for growth to our sports men and women. It will showcase the talent and potential that abounds in our youth. “It will also allow us to cheer our athletes on as we watch them in our homes on television,” said the First Lady who is also the patron of the U20 Championships ...
First Lady Margaret Kenyatta unveils medals, kicking-off countdown to World Athletics Under 20 Championships

First Lady Margaret Kenyatta unveils medals, kicking-off countdown to World Athletics Under 20 Championships

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, KENYA, Kenyan Parliament, OLYMPICS, Sports, Uganda Olympic Committe
NAIROBI, 6th August 2021 (PSCU) – First Lady Margaret Kenyatta on Friday unveiled medals, kicking-off the countdown to the World Athletics Under 20 (U20) Championships that will be held later this month. First Lady Margaret Kenyatta is taken on a guided tour of the Kasarani sports complex ahead of the start of the World Athletics U20 Championship to be held from the 17th to 22nd of this month at Moi International Sports Centre Kasarani, Nairobi County. Her Excellency the First Lady was accompanied by Sports Principal Secretary Joe Okudo, the Championship’s Local Organizing Committee CEO Myke Rabar and Heritage PS Josephta Mukobe among other senior Government officials. Speaking during the unveiling ceremony at the Moi International Sports Centre Kasarani in Nairobi, the First La...
The impossible Joshua Cheptegei  does it again for Uganda.

The impossible Joshua Cheptegei does it again for Uganda.

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, JAPAN, Ministry Of Education and Sports, National Council Of Sports, OLYMPICS, Sports, State House-Uganda, TOKYO, UGANDA, Uganda Olympic Committe
Tokyo,Japan: Uganda’s long distance runner Joshua Cheptegei has for the second time in a week helped brought ultimate glory when he won the 5000 metres at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in Japan. Already a national hero, having won Silver last week, Cheptegei, powered to the finish line with incredible energy with 12 minutes 58:15, attracting cheers, praise and pleasant remarks about Uganda’s beauty and warm people from television announcers. His win has made him the first ever Ugandan in the country’s history to win two medals at the same games. Make that two gold, one silver and one bronze for Uganda at the same Olympics!Never has the Pearl of Africa, as the East African nation is affectionately named, won more than one gold medal at the same Olympics - let alone more than ...
Uganda’s first female Gold Olympic medalist in theWomen’s 3000m Steeplechase.

Uganda’s first female Gold Olympic medalist in theWomen’s 3000m Steeplechase.

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Peruth Chemutai wins women’s Olympic 3000m steeplechase gold Third Gold for Uganda since Akii Bua and Stephen Kiprotich. Uganda’s first female Gold Olympic medalist in the #Athletics Women’s 3000m Steeplechase. Third Gold for Uganda since Akii Bua and Stephen Kiprotich. Courtesy Photo
Ronald Musagala of UGAdid not finish Heat 3 of the men’s 1500m Round 1. His Olympics journey at theTokyo2020?Tokyo2020 Games is over due to a muscle problem. This was his ninth straight major championship for Uganda since the 2013 Moscow World Championships.

Ronald Musagala of UGAdid not finish Heat 3 of the men’s 1500m Round 1. His Olympics journey at theTokyo2020?Tokyo2020 Games is over due to a muscle problem. This was his ninth straight major championship for Uganda since the 2013 Moscow World Championships.

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Photo by Reuters @Olympics journey at the #Tokyo2020 Games is over due to a muscle problem. This was his ninth straight major championship for Uganda since the 2013 Moscow World Championships.
President Dr. George Manneh Weah, has congratulates athletes and officials of the National Olympic team

President Dr. George Manneh Weah, has congratulates athletes and officials of the National Olympic team

AFRICA, LIBERIA, OLYMPICS, Sports, West Africa
Monrovia, Liberia - The President of the Republic of Liberia, H.E. Dr. George Manneh Weah, has congratulated athletes and officials of the National Olympic team who are representing the country at the onging Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. President Weah said he is proud of what the athletes have been able to achieve so far under difficult circumstances, stating that they have laid the bedrock for progress at future competition President Dr. George Manneh Weah s.The team is participating in the track and field category. Accompanied by Olympic Attaché Kouty Marwien, Athletes Ebony Morrison, Emmanuel Matadi and Joseph Fahnbulleh are competing in the 100m hurdles, 100m and 200m races."We appreciate you. We are proud of you", the Liberian Leader said on Monday, August 2, before the openi...
Men’s 1500m Round 1 in Heat 3 at 3:27am EAT.In the Women’s 400m, Shida Leni runs in Heat 1, Round 1 at 4:01am EAT.5000m World Record Holder Joshua Cheptegei and Jacob Kiplimo are back in action  in Round 1, Heat 2 of the Men’s 5000m at 2:16pm (EAT) at the Olympic Stadium. While Oscar Chelimo will run in Heat 1 of the similar event at 1:56pm EAT.

Men’s 1500m Round 1 in Heat 3 at 3:27am EAT.In the Women’s 400m, Shida Leni runs in Heat 1, Round 1 at 4:01am EAT.5000m World Record Holder Joshua Cheptegei and Jacob Kiplimo are back in action in Round 1, Heat 2 of the Men’s 5000m at 2:16pm (EAT) at the Olympic Stadium. While Oscar Chelimo will run in Heat 1 of the similar event at 1:56pm EAT.

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, National Council Of Sports, OLYMPICS, Sports, State House-Uganda, UGANDA
Uganda’s  long distance runner Winnie Nanyondo will compete in the Women’s 1500m semifinal on Wednesday at the ongoing 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Uganda’s long distance runner Winnie Nanyondo will compete in the Women’s 1500m semifinal on Wednesday at the ongoing 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

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Winnie Nanyondo. (Reuters / Lucy Nicholson photo) Uganda’s middle distance runner Winnie Nanyondo will compete in the Women’s 1500m semifinal on Wednesday at the ongoing 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Nanyondo powered her way into the semis after an impressive second position in heat three in the wee hours of Monday morning. In what was a fast heat of three, Japan’s Tanaka Nozomi set the early pace but it was Kenya’s pre race favourite Faith Kipyegon (4:01.40) who crossed the line fast. Nanyondo finished second in a time of 4:02.24 to fend off resistance fron Linden Hall. She did not need to go through the top gears as her time on Monday is still outside her season best this year of 4:00.84 while her personal best is still 3:59.56 which she set in 2019 at the Rabat Diamond League. ...
Uganda’s rower Kathleen Noble finishes 2nd in her Tokyo 2020 Final  Competition.

Uganda’s rower Kathleen Noble finishes 2nd in her Tokyo 2020 Final Competition.

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Uganda’s rower Kathleen Noble has finished her Tokyo 2020 journey with a 2nd place finish in the women’s single sculls Final E. The race started at 2:15am and she posted 8:07.00 behind Qatari Tula Abujbara. She improved her first race time by 14 seconds and 85 micro seconds. She finished 2nd in the Women's single sculls final E but 14th overall in this category as her 2020 Olympics adventure ended Friday in Japan. New Zealand's Emma Twigg won gold in 7:13:97,final A. In the semi-final, she made it in the second place with 8:31:67 to qualify for the final slot. The performance in the Final E earned her a respectable 26th slot overall and by far, Africa’s second best female rower. Kathleen made history by becoming the first ever rower from Uganda and East Africa to participate in t...
David Ssemujju Kavuma,Uganda’s last Boxer at 2021 Olympics defeated

David Ssemujju Kavuma,Uganda’s last Boxer at 2021 Olympics defeated

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Nemouchi won with all the judges’ score-cards reading 30-27, 30-27, 30-26, 30-27 and 30-27. Ssemujju and Nemouchi were meeting for a third time with the former having won in the first meeting at the 2019 All Africa games in Morocco. Nemouchi has now won the previous two fights. Bwogi was defeated 3-1 by Georgia’s Madiev Eskerkhan in their middleweight bout. Bwogi who displayed a spirited fight on Tuesday had received a bye to reach the Round of 16. On Monday, another Bomber David Ssemujju Kavuma was eliminated from the games after losing 5-0; 30-27, 30-27, 30-26, 30-27 and 30-27 to Algeria’s Younes Nemouchi in the Middleweight round of 32 bout. The other Bomber at the Olympics, Catherine Nanziri was beaten 5-0 on Sunday by Japanese female boxer Namiki Tsukumi. Nanziri was m...