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Gov’t to fund athletes to 2022 Commonwealth games

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government will provide Shs7.1 billion to support Ugandan athletes who will participate in the 2022 Commonwealth games due to take place between 28 July and 08 August 2022 in Birmingham, United Kingdom. The State Minister for Sports, Hamson Obua made this revelation while responding to matter …

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US faces potential WADA sanctions over funding withdrawal

Montreal, Canada | XINHUA | The United States could face sanctions if they cut off funding from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). WADA said in a statement on Friday that several government representatives have expressed concerns “relative to threats from the United States Government to withdraw funding from the Agency …

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Federer tops list of world’s highest-paid athletes

New York, United States | AFP | Roger Federer topped the 2020 Forbes magazine list of highest-paid global athletes announced Friday, leading the lineup for the first time with pre-tax earnings of $106.3 million (95.5 million euros). The Swiss tennis legend, a men’s record 20-time Grand Slam singles champion, becomes the …

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Uganda sends 10 athletes for all Africa paralympic games

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  Uganda has sent ten athletes to the inaugural All Africa Paralympics Games. The games that started yesterday will climax on February 29th in Rabat, Morocco.  Uganda’s team left on Monday afternoon aboard a, Emirates flight. The 10 athletes are among the 1,200 people expected to …

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Uganda to send 30 athletes for 2020 Olympics

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Athletics Federation –UAF plans to send at least 30 athletes to the 2020 Olympics. The Olympics will start on 24th July to 9th August in Tokyo, Japan. Participating teams will compete in 50 disciplines including athletics. Uganda usually fields players in mainly weightlifting, …

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Russia to contest doping ban, Putin defiant

Moscow, Russia | AFP | Russia decided on Thursday to contest its ban from major sporting events over doping violations, as President Vladimir Putin slammed its sidelining as unfair and insisted athletes should be able to compete under the national flag. Russia’s RUSADA anti-doping agency “made a decision not to agree” …

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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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