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Sports world must join climate change crusade, says IOC

Katowice, Poland | AFP | The world of sports must join the effort to tame global warming, and the International Olympic Committee intends to lead the way, it said on Tuesday at UN climate talks in Katowice, Poland. At the 195-nation negotiations, the IOC and UN launched an initiative aimed …

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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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Parliament honors Commonwealth games medalists

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | Parliament unanimously passed a motion to pay tribute to the team that represented Uganda at the just concluded commonwealth games held in Australia. Uganda finished 15th of the 71 member Countries after bagging a total of six medals including three gold in the 11 …

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No English refs, assistants as FIFA confirm 2018 World Cup list

Paris, France | AFP | This summer’s World Cup will feature no English referees for the first time in post-war history, nor assistants, after FIFA confirmed its official list of 99 match officials for Russia 2018 on Thursday. England whistler Mark Clattenburg, who retired from Premier League duty last summer, …

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Museveni flags off Team Uganda to Commonwealth Games

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has stressed that it is vital for sportsmen and women to maintain discipline and cooperation while competing. The President made the call at State House, Entebbe when he flagged off Team Uganda for the 21st Commonwealth Games slated to start on 4th …

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Severe weather takes its toll on British sports fixtures

London, United Kingdom | AFP | A European-wide deep freeze that shows no sign of stopping anytime soon led Friday to the postponement of several British sports fixtures this weekend. And while no games in English football’s elite Premier League have yet been called off (pitches at most top-flight clubs …

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Bakabulindi grilled by the Land Probe Commission

Kampala,Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | State Minister for Sports Charles Bakabulindi has appeared before the Land Probe Commission to explain his involvement in the sale of Kololo SSS play field along Lugogo by pass in Kampala, to City Tycoon Sudhir Ruparellia. Recently Board Members of Kololo SSS appeared before the land …

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