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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
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...
A Ugandan weight lifter who recently travelled to Japan in the hopes of competing in the Tokyo Olympics  has finally been arrested.

A Ugandan weight lifter who recently travelled to Japan in the hopes of competing in the Tokyo Olympics has finally been arrested.

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TOKYO — Reuters through the Dail Mail recently reported as follows: A Ugandan weightlifter was reported missing after not turning up to Covid test Julius Ssekitoleko reportedly left a note after disappearing from Olympic campNote reportedly said 20-year-old wanted to stay in Japan and not return home After failing to qualify for Games, he was due to return to Uganda next TuesdayFurther media reports suggest Ssekitoleko left behind a note saying he wanted to stay and work in Japan, as life in Uganda was difficult.Ssekitoleko had not qualified to take part in the Tokyo Games, and was due to return to Uganda next Tuesday.A nearby train station recorded him purchasing a bullet train ticket to Nagoya in central Japan, the reports said.The Tokyo 2020 Olympics, postponed for ...
Uganda: Team Uganda ‘Feeling At Home’ in Tateshina

Uganda: Team Uganda ‘Feeling At Home’ in Tateshina

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The second batch of Team Uganda arrived in Japan on Wednesday for the Tokyo Olympics which begin in a week. And unlike the first batch which headed to Izumisano last month, there was no case for coronavirus reported when four runners and three coaches arrived at Narita Airport in Tokyo. The group remained intact and connected to Team Uganda's second camp in Tateshina, arriving about 3am local time (9pm in Kampala). "Yes, they reached safely in Tateshina," Uganda Olympic Committee (UOC) general secretary Beatrice Ayikoru said. "They entered Japan, no Covid positive result," she added before media liaison officer Aisha Nassanga shared images of the team's arrival in Tateshina. Tateshina is located in Nagano Prefecture and the place is at a high altitude because of mountain T...
Ugandan athlete missing from training camp in Japan

Ugandan athlete missing from training camp in Japan

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TOKYO (AP) — Local officials are searching for a Ugandan athlete who went missing in western Japan on Friday in a case raising questions over Japanese organizers’ oversight of Olympic participants amid local coronavirus concerns. The missing 20-year-old man was training as part of the nine-member Ugandan team in Izumisano, Osaka prefecture, city officials said. Teammates realized the athlete was absent around noon Friday when his saliva test sample was not delivered and they found his hotel room empty, city officials said. There was no training Friday morning and he was last seen in his room in the early hours of Friday. After failing to find him inside the hotel, officials notified police for a broader search. There was no 24-hour monitoring at the hotel, and exactly when or how...
Minister Amos Lugoloobi’s budget speech

Minister Amos Lugoloobi’s budget speech

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Speaker Jacob Oulanyah informs the House that Hon Amos Lugoloobi will present the budget on behalf of the President.Hon Amos Lugoloobi has just been appointed as State Minister for Finance awaiting vetting by the Appointments Committee.  Uganda’s per capita income is increasing steadily. In Financial Year 2015/16 it was US$ 808 and is projected to increase to US$ 932 in Financial Year 2020/21.  Coffee remains the leading agricultural export earning US$ 497.4 million in the Financial Year 2019/20. Dairy exports fetched US$ 204.5 million, while Tea exports earned US$ 71 million in Financial Year 2019/20. Fish exports earnings increased from US$ 121 million to US$ 227 million, over the same period. Minister Lugoloobi says scientific research and innovation is now tr...
Uganda’s first female boxer ready for Tokyo Olympic Games this summer

Uganda’s first female boxer ready for Tokyo Olympic Games this summer

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As Uganda gears to participate in the sport of boxing at this summer’s Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, Catherine Nanziri will be the first-ever female boxer to represent the East African nation. The budding athlete and trailblazer hopes to inspire other girls who aspire to greatness. The young impressive has worked hard to get to this point. "I feel proud of myself because it is a prayer that every sportier could have prayed to go for the Olympic Games and being the chance that I am the first female boxer it has given me a good profile depending on the sport and the future." Ugandan athletes have typically excelled in the sport of boxing -- always with great chances at bringing home medals. Nanziri qualified for the big games based on ranking twelfth in the world and fourth ...
Joshua Cheptegei Wins Ostrava Golden Spike – Misses 3000 WORLD RECORD

Joshua Cheptegei Wins Ostrava Golden Spike – Misses 3000 WORLD RECORD

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Czech Republic All eyes were on Joshua Cheptegei ahead of Wednesday’s Ostrava Golden Spike meet in the Czech Republic, as the 24-year-old Ugandan was looking to break the 3,000m world record. Cheptegei ended up running to a disappointing finish, falling well short of the record, but the meet was far from uneventful, as several other athletes posted remarkable times. Among these impressive performances were runs from teenaged Brits Max Burgin and Keely Hodgkinson in the men’s and women’s 800m races and an amazing showing from Cheptegei’s compatriot Jacob Kiplimo in the 10,000m.  Cheptegei falls short  Cheptegei had an incredible 2020 season that saw him run three world records (5K, 5,000m and 10,000m) in four races. He had already raced twice in 2021 ahead of Wednesda...
FIRST LADY AND FRENCH AMBASSADOR DISCUSS COOPERATION IN EDUCATION SECTOR

FIRST LADY AND FRENCH AMBASSADOR DISCUSS COOPERATION IN EDUCATION SECTOR

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Caption:1-First Lady meets the French Ambassador and Uganda Olympics Committee President Kampala,Uganda:  The First Lady and Minister of Education and Sports Mrs. Janet Museveni and the French Ambassador to Uganda H.E Jules-Armand Aniambossou have met and discussed issues of cooperation in the education and sports sector.   The French Ambassador, who was in the company of Mr. Yves Mercier, head of Cultural Section, Miss Lucille Fonatine, the Cultural Attache, and the President of the Uganda Olympic Committee (UOC) William Blick, called on the First Lady at her office in State House Nakasero on Friday.  The meeting was also attended by the Ministry of Education’s Under Secretary Finance and Administration Ketty Lamaro and Dr. Jane Egau Okou, the Director Higher, Technical a...
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