The Ugandan delegation that is in London for the 2012 Olympics will not only have competition to battle, but also the weather. At this time of the year, London is hot.
With temperatures having increased by over 15 degrees Centigrade with a high humidity, athletes have been tipped to try and stay indoors as much as possible and also take plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration.
"The weather change is so sudden and we are taking all precautions to see that the athletes stay in the best condition," said Team Uganda chef de mission Dennis Galabuzi.
"We have advised them to take so many drinks and also to try and not do so many movements until they compete."
Uganda athletes start competition Saturday with badminton, while others start next week with weightlifting and swimming. Athletes are set to start over the weekend.
"We are also contacting the village service. We want to have more drinks in the room," Galabuzi revealed.
Unlike in past games where cold drinks were at every corner of the Games Village and in the flats, here, athletes have to get coupons to get the drinks and at certain times of the day, which is proving to be practically impossible.