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Runaway athletes

Uganda’s top athletes; Kipsiro, Acon, reveal why they never vanished Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | How do you keep a young, ambitious, and poor athlete at an international event in a rich country that promises hope of a better life from vanishing? Ugandan officials in charge of athletes confront …

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Ugandan athletes need motivation not to vanish

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Chief de Mission of Uganda’s team at the just concluded Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in Australia, Beatrice Ayikoru has called on Government to establish programs that motivates athletes to stay in Uganda and avoid disappearing abroad. In an interview, Ayikoru who is also …

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Commonwealth organisers roll out red carpet – and condoms

Gold Coast, Australia | AFP | About 225,000 condoms, 17,000 toilet rolls and free ice cream: welcome to the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games village, where athletes and officials will want for little. Ahead of Wednesday’s opening ceremony, thousands of competitors and support staff are pouring in to their temporary home …

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Juju: Africa doping

How African athletes challenge Western notions of doping Kampala, Uganda | UROS KOVAC | The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has expanded the power of World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), making it a central authority in the “fight against cheating”. WADA defines doping as the use of prohibited substances and methods designed to …

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VIDEO: Athletes Flagged Off

VIDEO: Athletes Flagged Off Kampala, Uganda | NBS TV | Twenty athletes including Seven female and thirteen males have been flagged off to London this morning by national council of sports general secretary Nicolas Muramagi at the NCS headquarters in lugogo. A record team of athletes will represent Uganda at …

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Ugandan athletes win in Eldoret race

By Julius Odeke Uganda’s Soyenkwo Kibet caused a major upset by clinching the men’s 12-kilometre race title at the cradle of Kenya’s distance running at the Eldoret Polytechnic. Over 1,000 athletes were in action in the sixth leg of the Kenya Commercial Bank/Athletics Kenya national cross country series with top …

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