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OLYMPICS: Ugandan weightlifter goes missing in Japan

The first batch of Ugandans who arrived for the Olympics last month. One of them is resported missing. PHOTO The Asahi Shimbun

Tokyo, Japan | THE INDEPENDENT  | Reports from Japan indicate that a member of Uganda’s Olympic team has vanished.

According to AFP, weightlifter Julius Ssekitoleko, 20, failed to appear by noon for his daily virus test and was reported missing to the Police.

Earlier, a coach and athlete on the same team were put in quarantine after testing COVID-19 positive on arrival.

This development comes a few weeks after another key player on Uganda’s rugby team, James Odong, vanished in France.

This after Word Rugby body withdrew Uganda Rugby 7s team from the World Rugby Sevens Repechage competition in Monaco.

Uganda’s team that was already in Monaco was withdrawn  following a number of COVID-19 positive results determined during scheduled arrival testing.


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