New Vision (Kampala)

Uganda: Museveni to Hand Olympic Team Flag

President Yoweri Museveni will this evening hand the national flag to the Uganda Olympic Team. The Uganda team leave this weekend for the London 2012 Olympics that start a week from now.

The team comprises 12 athletes, two swimmers, one badminton player and weightlifter.

They are Moses Ndiema Kipsiro (5,000m, 10,000m), Annet Negesa (800m), Dorcus Inzikuru (3,000m steeplechase), Janet Achola (1,500m), and Jane Suuto (Marathon).

The others are Stephen Kiprotich (Marathon), Jacob Araptany (3000m steeplechase), Geoffrey Kusuro (5,000m), Abraham Kiplimo (5,000m), Julius Mutekanga (800m), Thomas Ayeko (10,000m) Benjamin Kiplagat and Dorcus Inzikuru (3,000m). Swimmers are Jamila Lunkuse (Women) and Ganzi Mugula (Men) , then weightlifter Charles Ssekyaya and badminton player Edwin Ekiring.

The Uganda Olympic team are sponsored by Umeme, British Airways, Vision Group and Stanbic.

PAST MEDAL WINNERS AT OLYMPICS

Silver Eridadi Mukwanga

1968 Mexico Boxing Men's bantamweight

Bronze Leo Rwabwogo

1968 Mexico Boxing Men's flyweight

Gold John Akii-Bua

1972 Munich Athletics Men's 400 metre hurdles

Silver Leo Rwabwogo

1972 Munich Boxing Men's flyweight

Silver John Mugabi

1980 Moscow Boxing Men's welterweight

Bronze Davis Kamoga

1996 Atlanta Athletics Men's 400 metres

Medals by Games

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total

1956 Melbourne 0 0 0 0

1960 Rome 0 0 0 0

1964 Tokyo 0 0 0 0

1968 Mexico City 0 1 1 2

1972 Munich 1 1 0 2

1976 Montreal did not participate

1980 Moscow 0 1 0 1

1984 Los Angeles 0 0 0 0

1988 Seoul 0 0 0 0

1992 Barcelona 0 0 0 0

1996 Atlanta 0 0 1 1

2000 Sydney 0 0 0 0

2004 Athens 0 0 0 0

2008 Beijing 0 0 0 0

Total 1 3 2 6

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