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Weightlifter Ssekitoleko out on police bond

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Heavy weightlifter Julius Ssekitoleko is out on bond after spending almost a week in custody at Jinja Road police station. His lawyer Phillip Munaaba says Ssekitoleko was released this morning after presenting two sureties including his aunt, Pauline Nakasaga and brother Isma Mawanda. Ssekitoleko’s brother …

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President Museveni flags off team Uganda for Tokyo Olympics

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has this afternoon officially flagged off Team Uganda to the Tokyo Olympic games. The games that were meant to take place last year were postponed because of the challenges caused by the coronavirus. The games will now take place from July …

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World 100m champion Coleman suspended over new missed test

Los Angeles, United States | AFP |  Reigning world 100m champion Christian Coleman was provisionally suspended on Wednesday over a missed drugs test, putting him at risk of a two-year ban that would rule him out of next year’s Tokyo Olympics. The American sprinter is “suspended temporarily from participating in any …

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It’s 2021 or never for Tokyo, confirms senior Olympic official

  Brussels, Belgium | AFP | High-ranking Olympic official Pierre-Olivier Beckers on Saturday made plain that the delayed Tokyo Olympics “will be held in 2021 or not at all”. The Belgian was reiterating the stance put forward by Japan and International Olympic Committee chief Thomas Bach that next year was the last chance to hold …

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For Japan’s Abe, Olympic delay may be no sweat

Tokyo, Japan | AFP |  The stunt reflected his commitment to an event that was supposed to be the crowning glory of his tenure. But analysts say the historic delay of the Games over the coronavirus may not be all bad news for Abe. If the country’s longest-serving premier can see …

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