On Saturday, October 8th, 2022, the Uganda Olympic Committee (UOC) organized its second council meeting at their head offices located in Lugogo, Kampala. Present at the meeting, were members of the Executive Committee, National Sports Federations, and other stakeholders who discussed some issues pertaining their respective sports federations.

The member sports disciplines that were present included Athletics, Archery, Basketball, boxing, cycling, equestrian, fencing, hockey, Judo, wrestling, weightlifting, squash, among others.

The meeting was chaired by UOC Dr. Donald Rukare. The agenda set included the review of the Secretariat report, the financial report, games updates, and the confirmation of the minutes of the previous meeting.

Noted from the previous meeting, a proposal to implement a three-year Refugee program (Programme of Enhancing Sports Performance of 100 Elite Refugee Athletes Hosted in East Africa (PESP100), which will be entirely implemented in Uganda. This program in particular will be supported by China Aid.  

Approval for the application of 4 top 10 ranked athletics was approved. The main aim of this was to benefit from the ANOCA scholarships for Paris 2024. Selected athletes were Joshua Cheptegei, Jacob Kiplimo, Halima Nakayi and Winnie Nanyondo all from athletics.

The chairperson, also stressed out the need for national federations to find amicable ways of consolidating misunderstandings/conflicts within their administrative units to avoid large fights that may lead to misfunction and good performance of federation activities at all levels.

Another yet discussed issue on the agenda that was discussed was the number of Olympic medals that were awarded to Ugandan athletes at the recent summer Olympics in Tokyo. Dr. Donald Rukare urged all national federations to prepare adequately for the forthcoming All Africa Games and the Paris 2024 Summer Olympics.

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