The Uganda Olympic Committee (UOC) was constituted in 1950 and recognized by the IOC in 1956. The UOC General Assembly is the legislative and highest organ of the Committee which is constituted and composed as described in the relevant provisions of the UOC Statutes. It meets in ordinary session. It also meets in Extra–Ordinary session as circumstances may warrant it.
It is the National Olympic Committee (NOC) recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) pursuant to the Olympic Charter. Its membership is comprised of 30 affiliated member federations/associations.
Affiliation of the UOC
The UOC is affiliated to:
- The International Olympic Committee (IOC)
- The Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC)
- The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF)
- The Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA)
- The Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation (ISSF)
The principle organs of the UOC:
- The General Assembly
- The Executive
- The UOC Council
- The Secretariat
- The Commission
To act as an agent of the International Olympic Committee and Commonwealth Games Federation in Uganda to uphold and promote Olympic and Commonwealth ideals to its affiliates and stakeholders by providing support, guiding policy and delivering programmes through its organs and structures.
To be the best sports governing body in Africa through championing excellence in governance, service delivery, sustainability and sport performance by 2024.
The Core values
In fulfillment of our mandate the UOC is guided by its constitution, IOC charter, IOC 2020 Agenda IOC quadrennial plan 2013-2016 and its strategic plan. The key strategic objectives guiding the programming and implementation of the UOC programmes and whose results and effects, highlighted are:
- Strategic objective 1: Governance
- Strategic objective 2: Athlete Development
- Strategic objective 3: Capacity Building
- Strategic objective 4: Organisational Sustainability
- Strategic objective 5: Promoting Olympic Values
- Strategic objective 6: Hosting International Sporting Events