Why Uganda is sending more officials than athletes to Tokyo

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Ugandan President Museveni and First Lady Janet flag off the Uganda Olympics Team to Japan at Kololo Independence Grounds on July 9. 

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What you need to know:

  • For the 2021 Olympics, Uganda is sending a 56-member contingent to Tokyo.
  • Of these, 25 of them are athletes, the highest number the country has sent since the 1984 Games in Los Angeles. 
  • However, the rest of the travelling contingent, 31 to be precise, includes coaches, general officials, administrators and government officers. 



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