As the long awaited Tokyo 2020 Olympic games draw nearer, the first batch of the athletes that constituted the Boxers, one swimmer and one weight lifter were flagged off to Japan on the 17th June 2021.
Various Partners such as ABSA Bank Uganda Limited, Uganda Tourism Board, National Council of Sport and Uganda Olympic Committee were represented in the flagging off of the athletes to Tokyo – Japan. The traveling of the athletes to Japan ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games is mainly for the athletes to acclimatize to the weather conditions in Japan Tokyo before the Games in July.
The flagged team arrived safely at Narita International Airport in Japan and moved to Izumisano City where they will be residing ahead of the Olympic Games.
The flagged off athletes included: Shadir Musa Bwogi,Kavuma Ssemujju, Nanziri Catherine, Atuhaire Ambala, and Sekitoleko.